Hello and thanks for popping by today. For a long while now I have been wanting to make a number plaque for the front of the house, but never seen to get the time. Well today I made a start and thought I would share it with you. It's not finished as I cant find a number that suits the look I want. As soon as I find the right number 7 I will finish and share it with you.
I started with an MDF oval shape (Marine Grade)
Using black gesso, I gave it two coats for a really thick coat as it will be outside even though under cover.
I used the beautiful 'Rose Blush' stamp from Indigo Blu. I stamped with flitter glu and covered with a mix of Gold and Copper Kettle Gilding Flake.
I wanted to add Gilding flake around the edge but at the same time I didn't want to detract from the main image of the roses. To add the flake I dipped a tissue into the flitter glue and dabbed around the design. After adding the flake and burnishing, I painted over it with black gesso. I left this for about 2 minutes and then rubbed it off. This subdued the brightness but left a lovely aged look around the piece.
I would like to add some more texture to this and maybe some crackle as well. As soon as I find the number 7 I will complete it and update you on the progress. It probably wont be for a couple of weeks as there are some new and exciting things coming from Leonie. I really cant wait to share, it's so very exciting.
Thank you so much for visiting today and hope you will come by again very soon. Take care xxx