Metal…Metal and More Metal…

I’m bursting at the seams to show you my projects this month. Every month we’ve worked on a different material and this month was metal…hmm…the wheels started turning as I looked around to see what I had that I could repurpose. It didn’t take long to find some items that looked like they could use some prettying up. Here’s my 1st project…an old sun catcher that I had hanging on my porch. I scrubbed and cleaned it then I got to work with some new Chalkboard Glimmer Mist and plenty of Glimmer Glam. I started with a thick layer of Glass Bead Gel Medium to texturize the rays and covered it with the new & improved Chalkboard colors ~ Alaskan Salmon, Firefly & Polka Dot Pink. Then for the sparkle & glitter I wanted I applied several layers of Glimmer Glam in Be Positive, Lipstick Pink, Peach Bellini & Rockin’ on Sunshine.

Here are some other pics that show the dazzling effects of the Glimmer Glam:

I found a candle lantern that needed some glamorizing so I first covered it using Chalkboard Glimmer Mists: Grape Ape, Cornflower Daze, Teal High Heel & Evergreen. Now that I had my base colors on I went to work with my Glimmer Glam in Blue Suede Shoes, Dirty Martini & Mermaid. When I finished I realized that the lantern was too open so out came the Prima Butterflies in various shades of blue & white and they received the same Glimmer Glam colors used on the lantern. Still missing something I added my Buddha… and now call it BUTTERFLY BUDHA and it sits proudly in my foyer.

Being a member of this design team, in the company of the most talented artists, has forced me to kick it up a notch. The next project doesn’t translate well in the photos…looks better in person. I took a few tips & techniques from fellow members. My CREATE ART canvas was so much fun to work on. I started with an old clothing pattern and used that for some interest {did a quick white wash}…that was covered with Snow Queen and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and some stamping with the Screen Print Clear Stamps ~Architectural Trims and black Staz-On ink. For detail I used Graphic 45 papers, laser-cut die cut, Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters {used SEVERAL different Glimmer Mists & Glazes to get the colors…proves that you can’t make a mistake with Tattered Angels}. For the metal embellishments I used Tar High Heel Chalkboark mist, Mermaid Glimmer Glam brushed with a tiny bit of Hayride Glimmer Glam. I’m really please with the project…so many steps I know I’ve forgotten many of. Bottom line…Tattered Angels paint products were used to create this!

The month isn’t over so make sure you come on back and check out Nicole{2/24}, Peg {2/26}, Sherry {2/28} and JJ’s (2/30} metal projects. You will not be disappointed. See you next month 😉


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'Metal…Metal and More Metal…' have 11 comments

  1. February 22, 2011 @ 1:50 am Nat

    woowwww- awesome- wow wow wow- so so so cool!!!


  2. February 22, 2011 @ 4:27 am Sherry

    Martha, you blow me away these are AMAZING!!!


  3. February 22, 2011 @ 6:17 am Kathy Gielow

    Oh, Martha, these are simply stunning! I love how you use the glimmer mists, glams and glazes and come up with the most amazing art piece! You rock!


  4. February 22, 2011 @ 7:56 am NICOLE MARTEL

    Oh wow Martha! These are amazing and I love them all! I would totally enjoy these in my house 🙂 hint, hint 🙂


  5. February 22, 2011 @ 12:14 pm Erika Taylor

    Martha, I simply ADORE that suncatcher. Isn’t that Glass Bead Medium to funniest to use with TA products??? Love the lantern too, I gotta get me one of those!!!


  6. February 22, 2011 @ 2:37 pm Anna

    Wooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww, Martha you ROCK!!! I love your ideas and techniques – so amazingly inspiring!!!! Thanks!!!


  7. February 22, 2011 @ 5:37 pm HelenM



  8. February 23, 2011 @ 8:32 am Kirsty

    Wowwwwwwwwwww! Your hands must be really inky after that! Great work xx


  9. February 24, 2011 @ 3:55 am Birgit Koopsen

    Wow, Martha, these are amazing! LOVE!


  10. February 24, 2011 @ 1:33 pm Holly Simoni

    Martha! Just incredible! Love that sun!! The colors are so cool. They are all amazing!


  11. March 7, 2011 @ 5:57 am Jamie d

    Martha, these are soo stunning! I love the lantern .


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