Steam Pumpkin Frame by Debbie Cole


Faux Steel

  1. Seal the surface, then sand lightly with a sanding disc. Wipe with a dampened cheese cloth to remove the dust particles. Basecoat the entire canvas  and a 6" by 9" section of paper with Slate Grey. Use a dampened sea sponge and lightly sponge the gray areas using Lamp Black.
  2. Thin Shimmering Silver with water and base over the gray areas to create the faux steel look.  Cut into 1" by 8" strips.
  3. Base an area of the paper with Canyon Orange. Sponge very lightly over this area with Lamp Black in the same manner as the faux steel areas. Punch out appx 76 "nail heads" using a 1/8" hole punch. Glue to the strips appx 3/4 inch apart.
Inside Texture
  1. Basecoat an 8" square of the paper with Slate Gray. Sponge with Lamp Black in the same manner as the faux steel. Allow to dry.
  2. Tape the cog stencil over the paper and apply Silver Embossing Paste. Allow to air dry and repeat step until the entire paper is covered with the cogs and gear texture. Allow to completely dry.  Glue inside the wood canvas using the decoupage medium.
  3. Wash over the entire areas with thinned Copper. immediately wipe off gear texture with a paper towel.
  4. Cover areas in all four corners randomly with the Patina Green Antiquing Medium. Wipe off when dry with a baby wipe or dampened paper towel.

Wood Plaque
  1. Basecoat the top of the plaque with Snow White and the sides with Teal Green.
  2. Impress the image onto paper using Lamp Black. place the plaque over the image to draw the cut lines. Cut out the entire image allowing the cogs to remain outside the plaque lines. Decoupage onto the inside of the wood canvas .
  3. Wash the background with thinned Teal Green, the gray areas with Slate Gray, the gold areas with  Antique Gold, the orange areas with Canyon Orange and the purple areas with Royal Purple. All colors should be thinned with enough water to make them transparent.
  4. Float to shade all the areas with full strength paint. Wash over the golden areas with Glorious Gold and the copper areas with Copper. Reinforce the shades to the purple areas with Royal Purple + a touch of Lamp Black, the Gold and Copper areas with Burnt Umber, the teal areas with Antique Teal, the silver areas with Zinc and the orange areas with Heritage Brick. Glaze transparent floats of  Lamp Black in all the darkest areas. Float the outer areas of the plaque with Burnt Umber.  Glue plaque into the center of the inside of the wood canvas.
  5. Glue steel strips onto the wood canvas.
  6. Paint a section of the paper with Canyon Orange. Allow to dry. Stamp the bats onto the paper using Lamp Black. Cut out bats and cut in half. Glue the wings and cogs onto the plaque and outer edges of the wood canvas.
  7. Using Liquid Glass Medium fill in the monocle, glasses, and nail heads. Allow to dry until clear.
Print Project

Also uses these supplies:

  • Americana™ Acrylic Paint by DecoArt® (Antique Gold, Antique Green, Burnt Orange, Canyon Orange, Heritage Brick, Lamp Black, Royal Purple, Slate Gray, Teal Green, Zinc)
  • Dazzling Metallics Acrylic Paint by DecoArt® (Glorious Gold, Shimmering Silver, Copper)
  • Liquid Glass by DecoArt®
  • DecouPage Paper Medium by DecoArt®
  • Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
  • 8" Wood Canvas
  • 140lb Mixed Media Paper (brown tablet) by Strathmore®
  • 3-1/2" x 5"Wood Plaque  by Viking Woodcrafts, Inc
  • Paintbrushes
  • Brayer
  • Cheese Cloth
  • Detail Scissors
  • Large Sea Sponge
  • 1/8" Hole Punch
  • Cog and Gears Embellishments
  • 1/2" Removable Tape by 3M®

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