Friday, February 4, 2011

Altering with Paint: Metal, Walls, some carpet....

Greatings everyone!! If you don't follow the "What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday" series from Julia at The Stamping Ground, then you have missed my most exciting news (you could jump to my previous post, though): I have finished (almost) converting my Step-sons old room into my new craft studio! Good bye only one-outlet, ceiling light, no heat drafty space over the garage; hello bright yellow walls, an "as clean as Stanley Steamer could get it-it should be torn up" carpet, and a chance to actually get a place for everything, with everything in, err, yeah, so that part may not happen. I do have to leave a corner for a guest bed, small dresser and tv stand, so I am having spacial issues, and haven't figured out where to move my stamps, much less my photography items and music. But it is great fun! And, this is my first official piece of art that has come from my new room!

So, on to the Challenge; this week, Linda at Studio L3 (oh, I need a studio name!) has given us Altered Metal with Paint, page 48 of The Compenium of Curiosities. I think I'm going to put this in a frame, and start my wall of art pieces. Grungy brown frames, etc., will look great on the bright yellow walls! So, back to this piece. I didn't like all the blues or dark brown paints I had...this is the Lifetime muse token from Tim, and it was already a nice brown, so I went with the Lemonade, which was, eh, so then I added some Lettuce dabber, and finally toned it with some espresso. Still not thrilled with it, as I had already done the umbrella man and saying with a really cool EP I found while moving: Jasper from Judikins. A red-brown-coppery mix. I can't believe I don't have a raisin or current dabber!! Anyway, I need to figure which side is "up" with the embossing fades; I think I did this one backwards, which made it really hard to stick everything down. After trying double tape, a glue stick, and finally CH's matte gesso, it still didn't like sticking to the grunge...which was covered with Ancient page, antique linen and tea dye DI's. Any ideas? So, I better get back to I can afford some of the new releases from Tim...very exciting things out there! Have a very crafty week everyone.


  1. Terrific work Kim. Have fun. Annette x

  2. Hi, Kim! Fabulous painted piece! I love the textured die cut - very cool! And I can't wait to see your new craft studio the next time I've over for a visit! :)

  3. Kim, you must be SO excited to havwe a cool, new studio space! Congratulations! Your "debut" work of art is spectacular, girlfriend! I love-- LOVE!-- the umbrella man in red, and his cool embossed background and wonderfully-altered token are just perfect. Yes-- DEFININTELY frame this! It's fabulous and deserves a place of honor on your studio wall.

    Have you tried using Glossy Accents to adhere things to grunge? That stuff will hold just about anything, and it dries quickly, too.


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