Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Playing With Metal

I  haven't  done  this  in  a while--embossing  on  metal,  and  I  forgot  how  fun  and  kind  of  therapeutic  it  is.  So  just  a  quick  little  blog  post  to  show  you  my  latest  pieces--


first  I  made  my  little  'tiles'  on  these ecoart boards--these  are  perfect  for adhering  the  metal  on  to.    And  they  all  came  together  on  this  gallery  canvas--



Next,  I  made  a  whimsy-type  house--



but  this  time  I  adhered  the  metal  on  to very  thick  fun  foam  that  I  cut  into  the  roof  and  house  shape--this  was  a  fun  piece

And  then.....I  got  out  my  paints--


I  just  use  regular  artists'  acrylic  paints--multiple  coats,  and  a  workable  fixative  with  gloss  varnish  for  a  finish---not  supposed  to  use  regular  paints  on  metal,  but  I  do!

Back  to  more  embossing--



And  I'm  still  playing  with  metal,  but  slowly--lots  of  real-life  stuff  going  on  right  now,  not  to  mention  that  my  first  show  of  the  season  starts  this  weekend  (finally!)--looking  forward  to  it.  

I  do  want  to  mention  that  I  have  a  tutorial  on  metal  embossing HERE.
Try  it!--it's  really  not  that  hard,  and  if  you  have  any  questions,  my  email  is  at  the  top  of  my sidebar--I  love  helping  other  artists.

4 comments:

Healing Woman said...

Diane, these are wonderful!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

These are so beautiful. I have some sheets of metal in my drawer just waiting to be used. I will make a return visit and read through your tutorial with great interest. Thank you for sharing your techniques.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Good golly, Diane! More fabulousness! I don't know how you do it! I absolutely love that piece on the top right of the first photo of this post. That frame around the woman is exquisite! Reminds me of the old tintype photos I've seen at antique stores.

Long Cường Vũ said...

very beautiful, i like it!!!
I have a few files paintings
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