Skip to main content

DIY Metallic Embossed Gears

HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!!!!

Exploring Mixed Media means trying anything you want and throwing it at your project.  Mixed media is about layering, using different mediums and having fun!  All while making a mess.

This canvas can be found in the Spring Issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine in the Technique Tasters column.  Here is a more detailed step out of the project.



Start with collecting some goodies and findings.  Apply a thin layer of white gesso to an 8x10 canvas and set aside to dry.  Use a Versamark pen for precision powder application on the chipboard corner gears.


While the embossing powder is still hot and soft stamp Fallen Blossom stamp to created a subtle embossed image of the stamp. Fun eh...


Emboss the Jalopy die... the oil rubbed powder is perfectly vintage for this jalopy!


The Southern Ridge trading Co. Med Chipboard gears are inked with some distress paint.  I sprinkled a little charred gold on the large gear, heat and colour with distress crayon to fill in the holes.  It becomes pitted looking.


Don't they look pretty!!!  Time to grab that dried canvas and scribble with crayons.

Remove some of the crayon with a baby wipe.  While it's damp smear with your palm.  That's some good smudging!


Layer stencils and start removing some of that crayon!  FUN PART!!!!


See... fun!  Now start collaging with paper bits and ephemera.


I stamped the cherry blossom stamps from the Fallen Blossom  set.  Make the stamping random.


Edging and smudging until your fingers hurt and add some hardware.


Oh how I love these corner gears all embossed with metallic powders!


Layer those Southern Ridge gears.


The Jalopy looks amazing with one of my favourite powders, oil rubbed!


The stenciling, stamping and collaging give it that mixed media look.  The pitted gear looks like it was plucked from the ocean.


I love to collage!


Embossing the chipboard gears adds a lot of pop!


I hope breaking down the steps to this mixed media canvas gives you some ideas for your next mixed media project.  Using all these mediums and pulling them together just works!  Have fun and make a mess!

Click the images and links for all the products I used.



Comments

  1. I'm in LOVE I'm going to try this.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great canvas Nicole, love the embossing and background stamping and the jalopy is fab. Have a lovely week . Tracy x

    ReplyDelete
  3. WOW! I love this project, so much time and effort, and it shows! really cool! I love your blog, it's so inspiring! Awesome job! you have inspired me to work with stencils a bit more and to keep playing with embossing powder!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

My heartfelt thanks for stopping by.

Popular posts from this blog

Grinch

I am so excited to share this Tutorial with you!  This is a tutorial on how to "draw" an image to scale!  How to take a small image and make it life size using a grid pattern.  I'm sure if you are on Pinterest like I am you've seen The Grinch stealing Christmas lights.  I looked for a tutorial on how to make my own but I couldn't find one.  Not to say someone hasn't created a tutorial.  So, I decided to create my own.  With the help of my husband who created the Grid pattern for me to make these characters come to life.  Much like he did for my daughter's Union Jack Headboard.  Keep in mind, this is NOT A COPY of The Grinch.  Before you consider purchasing the class...you will have to DRAW him yourself.  In this class you'll be shown how to grid a print out and grid your plywood so you can "DRAW BY NUMBER" if you will.  Even if you can't draw... you can draw the lines in each grid connecting them to the next grid.  I can draw but not s…

New Release- Stamp and Photo Storage

All month the Inspiration Team for Eileen Hull is thrilled to be showing off the her newest Book Club Collection.  Here's my little glimpse at the Stamp and Photo Storagedie.  There is nothing this decent size die can't do... or hold!  In this case Letter's to Santa.  I even combined the Trinket Box & Frame to frame out Santa.


I stamped the Woodland Winter Santa designed by yours truly onto watercolor paper and used my Scribble sticks to add a little color.
I cut a piece of clear packaging and ran it through my little Xyron Disposable Sticker Makerto create a cover for my Santa.  Perfection!

I colored up the Floral Arch and Words arch to attach to the bottom and top and attached.  I used some Distress Woodgrain Cardstock to wrap my Stamp and Photo Storage. I cut Super StockCardstock to fit inside.  Inking and stamping like crazy all tied off with some postal twine.  The Correspondence Stamp Set is perfect.


I mounted the Trinket Box & Frame to the Stamp and Storage…

Snow Scene Cloche

Sometimes it starts with an idea... like silver rich brush bottle trees.  OH YA IT DOES...
Do you remember the ghostly cloche... well I am repurposing the cloche for Christmas.  Why buy more when I can use it again by simply creating a removable base.

There's the empty cloche and a new cut out base.  Gather a bunch of trees and ink up some glittery paper for die cutting.

More inking and die cutting the Snowman Scene snowman then assemble this adorable snow stopping snowman.  I had some left over gold deers from last year so I snapped them up for a little added gold.

Here's the inspiration... this brushed pewter brush bottle trees.  Once dry brush some distress collage medium coating the trees and coat in distress glitter.

They look like flocked Canadian trees.  Too add more gold I inked up an adornment star with alcohol ink topped to the tree.

Mini Holiday Green cut and the little berry's in more gold.  I rolled up woodgrain paper to look like wee logs.  Then wrapped the b…