Thursday, September 4, 2008

Metal Tape

Last night I took a metal tape class at Mystic Paper with Mike. OMG this was great fun!!!!!!
I'm still rather new to the altered art world and have so much more to learn. I will definitely be playing around with this technique. Click the picture to see the details. Yes I know the number is sideways. The color is achieved with alcohol ink. It took a awhile playing around with the colors to get the look the final look. That is the beauty of this if you don't like it you can take the ink off or add more tape. The spinners on the bottom are nailed on. Note to self : When nailing something on a board make sure the nail is shorter than the depth of the board. Yes, I nailed it to the table......... Oops, sorry Kim you will find nail holes in the table where I was sitting. Hey, Mike got a big hoot out of it,as did the rest of the class. Some people pay big bucks for the distressed look.
Off to play.

10 comments:

Jack and Cat Curio said...

I love it!I love the silver! The nails made my day!LOL!You are a great pleasure to have in class!

Jennifer and Kim said...

Holes in our table! Oh no! I'm sure they fit right in with the ink, beeswax, paint, and all of the other stuff that the poor table gets abused with. Too funny!

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

what a lovely piece...the nail part made me snort cuz' that is something that i have done before!
xo

cindy said...

This is really cool! I love the way it turned and and the sideways 3 makes it that much more interesting! Looks like it was fun, even with the "nailing incident". LOL. Too funny!

c

Sweet Sage said...

Beautiful piece!

carlene federer said...

love it, definitely want to take that class! and the dolls in your last post are adorable!!! The one you made me is hanging in my studio where I see it everyday, love it!

Charmingdesigns said...

This is awesome!! I would LOVE to take some classes there!!! Thanks for coming by! Laurie

Tina said...

Love it!! your soo good!

Maija said...

Beautiful!! Any chance you are taking his Sunday class?

http://pamwardenart.blogspot.com said...

Well that is a gorgeous piece you did. Wow!!! Holes in the table-too funny. I was just hanging the beautiful necklace that you made for my sister's benefit (I won the Folk Art basket-how cool) and I was so happy to see your name and blog on it. I was hanging it in a new place on my inspiration board and there you were. I'm adding you to my FAVs List right now.
Hugs and Blessings,
Pam