Monday, September 9, 2013

Mixed Media Monday - Welcome Fall with this Copper Sunflower Barnwood sign - How to

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I love fall -with the cool crisp air, and the beautiful array of colors, it is by far my most FAVORITE time of year!  I also love combining my art with objects of personal meaning.  So, when I stumbled across this old piece of barn wood at the family farm, I knew It had to come home with me so I could give it new life.  Now, it’s been upcycled with some gorgeous copper flowers and greets everyone at the door who comes to visit.  It’s just the perfect touch for my fall décor!

Project Dimensions: Varies

Spellbinders Supplies:
MMM-001 Spellbinders® Artisan X-plorer™ machine
MMM-202 Artisan X-plorer™ Raspberry spacer plate
MD1-007 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Circles One die template
MD1-006 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Shields One die template
ES-006 Spellbinders® M-Bossabilities™ So Trendy 
ES-013 Spellbinders® M-Bossabilities™ Harlequin folder
4 sheets MM1-003 Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Copper sheet
MB2-001S Susan Lenart Kazmer for Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Circles One – Silver bezel
Small gears
Tacky glue
Lighter or candle

Optional:  old barn wood, rusty chain, staple gun, tiny tacks or nail brads, hammer

Cut 12 copper circles each of the #3 and #2 (with #1 being the smallest)  Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Shields One die template using the Artisan X-plorer™ machine.

Hold a petal with pliers and apply heat to under side with lighter or candle.  When color begins to appear, remove heat.  Practice a little to achieve random color and patterns.  Repeat this step to apply a heat patina to all petals.

Place large shields inside the desired embossing folder.  Sandwich the embossing folder between the base plate and the raspberry spacer plate and pass through the
Artisan X-plorer™ .  Repeat for the smaller set of flowers using the M-bossabilities Harlequin folder.

Cut a copper circle with the #3 Circles one die template and glue it inside the corresponding bezel.

Turn the bezel over, apply a generous amount of glue and begin arranging your petals in a clockwise pattern, applying the smaller flowers first and finishing with larger flowers.  Allow to dry.

Glue gears and other desired embellishments to the inside of the bezel.

Add to your desired base.

I used a piece of barn wood from the family farm as a base.  I attached the flowers using small tacks/nail brads and stapled on the chain.  

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1 comment:

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful project! Love all the texture!

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