Whether it is jewelry or mixed media projects, my go to favorite paints are metallic and not all products are equal.
To get a good look you need to use a good quality- the metallic craft paints won't give you the depth and quality you are looking for when creating artwork that you want to stand up to the test of time.
My favorite brand is Jacquard Lumiere Metallic Acrylic Paints. They come is a wide
range of color selections to choose from. They are not extremely pricey and have a great quality.
I like to go to Blicks and select what I want, but for a full range of colors, it is best to go online. I have purchased from Amazon, but there are many options out there.
Here are some of the pieces I have created using these paints to give you an idea of what can be done.
This necklace used a combo of gold and copper metallic paints. See more details
Blue and gold metallic paint was used to make this necklace.
Black and copper metallic paint was used on this shell pendant before it was wire wrapped
Here is a polymer clay pendant made using a variety of colors: blue, gold copper and black which was then given a top coat of resin to make the colors really pop!
This altered paint brush was made using metallic green, russet and copper paint.
This mini altered birdhouse used red metallic and copper paint.
This is a mixed media canvas piece that used my full range of paints to highlight the objects !
So as you can see- these paints can really add to the interest of your artwork- you should give it a try.
I, LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this piece!
Is that too conceited to say?
Scroll below to see the slideshow
of the details of this piece from a
variety of angles
I wanted to create something that
spoke to my feeling about my
husband and kids and how they
are the world to me!
Sometimes I feel when you tell them how much you love them, it
feels good, but since they hear it regularly, it doesn't have that power I want it to convey. So this piece was created to put the power behind the words.
Its base is a shadow box, symbolic of the depth of the meaning in the artwork.
The inside interior was done with scrapbook paper which was painted, stamped and distressed to give it a vintage look.
The focal point is an antique piece of hardware from which a protruding arm extends outward holding a heart made from polymer clay. On the left are 3 embellishments- the top and bottom are metal buttons, the center is a polymer clay created disk. All three are painted with a blue metallic paint highlighted in gold.
Beneath the arm is the wording: "Unlocked" formed from small wooden blocks covered in tissue paper, which has been distressed and stamped with lettering.
The interior is sealed with a polyacrylic sealer to keep it protected.
The outer frame is a combination of muted earthy tones in brown and red.
The back side is covered in pattern paper that has been distressed and stamped as well. There is a metal hanger on the back so it can be put up onto your wall right away.
I have signed and dated this piece on the back.
Available for sale at my Etsy Shop
This is a recently completed mixed media piece. The texture was created using spackle, and also includes cardboard and old hardware. It was painted with metallic paint and alcohol inks, and highlighted with gold paste, then received a layer of resin to bring out the depth of the color.
It is hard to really see the true colors--I am not a professional photographer and the resin creates a shine when taking the photo.
Size: 11" x 12"
Ready for hanging
It is available for sale.
Contact me through https://www.facebook.com/EarthyByDesign/ or at 267- 377 -0088 if you are interested in purchasing this piece.
To some you may look at an old, used paintbrush as something that needs to be quickly trashed. I look and think...Hmm, what can I do with this?
This Altered Paint Brush Assemblage was one of those times.
WHAT I DID
Using modeling paste, I covered the entire paintbrush with a light coat, then created a great deal of texture with a variety of household items. A nose was created, hardware was sifted through to find pieces to create facial features, then the entire brush was painted with a metallic palette of mostly greens, oranges, and golds.
Wire was wrapped around the handle. A dangle was added---a copper spiral and a wire wrapped crystal point. The hair was colored and a picture hanger was placed on the back.
The wooden part of the brush received a thin coat of polyacrylic as a sealer.
And Volia! No longer a piece of trash but a fun piece of art to hang on the wall.
It is available at my Etsy Shop, if you are interested in adding this to your unique collection of artwork!
Here is a fun easy mixed media project to do in an afternoon. Make your journal writing more fun when you have a cool journal to write in. Make one for yourself or make one to give as a gift.
blank compostion book
assorted acrylic paints
scrapbook paper scraps
glue/water mix ( I use a 50/50 mix)
assorted paper punches
Spending my days doing what I love-creating!