Good Morning everyone, i hope you are all keeping warm and dry.
So today im sharing the project i made for my brothers birthday. I bought a plain key shaped key holder in MDF and made it all grungy and metallic, ideal for his workshop i hope.
First i coated it in black gesso, then added die cut embossed cogs, keys and keyholes which are tim holtz grunge board that ive had years, so good to use that! Pearl drops to look like rivets. I then coated it all in plenty of black gesso again. Once totally dry i dry brushed on metallic silver and gold paint, making sure not to cover too much of the base black and only catch the raised elements.
The 'keys' word were plastic alpha letters ive again had years, good to finally find a use for some of this stash. Lots of coats of varnish to ensure the damp weather doesn't get too the MDF too soon.
another close up of the detail. Hopefully its masculine enough and ideal for a man cave!
and today i am also sharing the christmas present said brother made me for Christmas, an amazing Daffodil pot which im going to put all my paint brushes in. Its all made totally out of metal - you cant beat getting a present that has been handmade for you, makes it special.
Close up of the flower, all made from sheet metal and formed into shape, even down to the fluted edge! Looks like i will have to start saving those old paint tins when he can use them like this!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and thank you for looking and following my little blog. Emma x