Saturday, 22 March 2014

The Key to the Door

This is a project I did to match the card I had made for my daughter's 21st birthday, ( post 'Coming of Age').  The key is made of  MDF  and the numbers are the negatives left from the numbers used on the card.  All pieces are first given a coat of white gesso medium.  When dry the pieces are painted with a cream acrylic paint.  Some colour is added by stippling Distress inks on to the key and number discs with brushes.  The inks used are the same as on the card, as are the crackle image stamped on to the pieces and the flourishes which are finished with guilding flakes as before.  The floral embellishments are made in the same way too and added with dimensional glue.  Tiny screw in 'eyes'are added on the top and bottom of the keys bar. Ribbon is threaded through, and the number discs added to the bottom 'eyes' and the ribbon at the top is used to hang the key up.  This project can easily be adapted for men.

1 comment:

  1. It was lovely to chat to you the other day Penny, I found your blog (obviously!) and you have some really FAB cards on here. Sarah :)