Thursday, 18 March 2010

Framed in Ferro

Carol and I have subjected the Tando white board to more gunkiness today - Ferro paint by Viva Decor this time.

I used four of the wavy domino pieces arranged to make this little frame - each one coated in Ferro, stamped for a bit of texture and lightly sponged with a couple of Precious Metal Paints. I did them individually so that I got clear joins between the pieces on the final frame. I think my stamps were just a bit small to get a clear impression in the thick Ferro but I like the effect I got!

I stuck an acrylic fragment over the picture hole and dry brushed a little of the copper paint around the edge. A glass pebble over a stamped clock face, a few tiny glass bubbles (aren't those fabulous - 2mm and 3mm glass spheres with an AB finish) and a coil of copper wire finish it off.

You could easily use a small photo instead of a stamped image if you wanted to personalise this idea and maybe use it as a gift.

I did find my dominoes curved just very slightly with the moisture of the Ferro (maybe a just shy of a millimetre lift at each end) but nothing that didn't flatten back out easily for sticking to a base.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Inchie Style (Rummage Bin line)

Chipboard wavy dominoes (Tando Creative -
you can find Tando stockists by looking here - I know Bubbly Funk already has this shape in stock, not sure about other places)
Simply Smooth

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)


Ferro Paint by Viva Decor (Graphite)
Precious Metal Paint by Viva Decor (Blue Azure and Copper)

Fragment by Tim Holtz/Ideaology

Glass pebble (the sort you put in vases)

2mm and 3mm glass AB "beads" (no hole)
Copper wire

Thanks for stopping by! This and Carol's Ferro project are on the Tando Creative blog along with lots of other chippie projects for inspiration if you're in the mood for a little blog hopping!


Di said...

Another amazing piece Joanne, your techniques and ideas are fabulous.

I intend to try out all the techniques over time as I love the results you have achieved.....all so inspiring.

Anonymous said...

have to agree with Di - its is certainly another amazing piece - very inspirational!

Effie said...

I think that Ferro is next on my shopping list!

Anonymous said...

really love this frame! the texture is wonderful! x

Heavenly Anarchist said...

A stunning piece!

Karen said...

An absolutely stunning piece my lovely XXX

Hearts Turned said...

This is so cool, Joanne--I really love it! I'm enjoying all your doing with these new paints (new to me, anyway!) Hope you're having a fabulous day!

Hels Sheridan said...

Stunning art Joanne...this is BEAUTIFUL x

Dan said...

Such great texture on this! :) Am loving those dark rich colours too!

tracy said...

very nice joanne :)

stampqueen said...

Beautiful and looks like alot of fun to do too!!!

KAT said...

Love the look of this - that Ferro looks like it is an amazing product!!! Great frame around your central image!

LME said...

Love the texture :)

Carol Plume said...

Joanne I just love this piece the use of those dominos is FAB! and I love the depth of colour you've achieved...well done you xx

Kathy said...

Fabulous piece of work, Joanne

sam21ski said...

WOW Fantastic, didn't even know you could get wavy dominos!!!!!

Unknown said...

WOW! How eye catching is this ... really stunning!