Monday, April 16, 2012

It's a VerDay

I have continued to work on my new project, but while waiting for parts and pieces to dry from various mediums, I decided to play around with some new VerDay paint and patina from TenSecond Studios.

I think I may have a new obsession.

This paint is an acrylic paint that actually have metal particles in it that will react chemically with the VerDay, giving you a wonderful patina, without having to do layers of faux painting. 

Did I mention that I may be slightly in love with this stuff?  Good.  Because I'm looking at everything in my house trying to decide what I'll be painting next. 

I started with a off white, faux rusted cross that I have had for a while.  I have a collection of crosses on the wall over my couch and this cross never fit in.  I bought it with the intention of painting it, but just never got around to it. 

I began by painting a base coat of the Copper VerDay paint.  After letting it dry for a couple of hours, I used a rough sea sponge to lightly dab sections of the cross with more paint.  While the paint was still wet, I misted with the VerDay

Then the hard part.  Walking away for 6-8 hours and just letting it react.  Once the waiting was over I lightly dry brushed more copper paint over the raised portions to highlight the edges.

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Did this not turn out fabulous?!!  Ok, I really should have waited to take a picture when the sun was up to show how awesome this turned out, but I was sooo excited that I couldn't wait!!  This even got the Toad's seal of approval without asking what he thought. 

It's looking like it is going to be a beautiful day here.  I'm going to take advantage of the lovely morning and head out for a long walk with the neglected pooch before I start my day of running errands all over So. Cal.

Before I leave, here is another sneak peek of the upcoming project

Did I mention that I'm obsessed?!! hehe

'Till next time.............enjoy the day and explore some creativity!



Gorgeous outcome on the cross. Your metal work is always stunning and I can't wait to see what you are so cleverly giving us a little peek here and there, is all about!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Very cool. Can't wait to see what else you are creating.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful Cross, Starla, I have some fake keys I bought from PB because I thought they looked old. Well it was just a trick to get you to buy and I was the sucker. I am going to have to come back and find out what you used by going to the links when it is not so late at night. Maybe I can do something besides burying the keys in the ground. That is what several third world countries we lived in to create antiques that could fool expats! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing transformation! I need to get busy.

MvM-design said...

Love it!! Love the sneak!

Greets Marleen