Wednesday, March 20, 2013

P is for

 this weeks letter in the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge. While unsuccessfully trying to find Patricia in the dictionary I came across "Patina - the green encrustation testifying to the age of a bronze coin or work of art,"  With my love of all things distressed this seemed to fit the bill.
  The base is a gelli print (or course) which I over painted with metal paint. I tried to add the proper patina solution over it but it didn't work very well so I used some old verdigris embossing powder instead.
 I am not too happy with the way this turned out and I may, at sometime, try again but I don't want to get behind so this will have to do for now.

21 comments:

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visitng from The Craft Barn - 'Have to do for now' ?! This is WONDerful! Don't change a thing. As soon as I saw it I thought, Oh my, she's decorated some metal! I love everything about it but particularly the scrolling :0) Mo

chrissies said...

Fantastic word to chose and a wonderful page that you made to illustrate it.

Love Chrissie xx

Doreen G said...

Want to hear a funny story about patina-Pat.
Well-- I had noticed that my hair in front of my ears (like a mans sideburns) had started to go a green/yellow shade and my hairdresser and I were trying to find out what was causing it.
Well the answer is---that I have been having a lot of head sweats lateley because of my health problems and this was turning the bars on my glasses that clip over my ears green which was in turn turning my hair green.
I have to get new glasses but until I get the appointment I have used nail polish to cover the said problem.
Have you stopped laughing yet?

Helen said...

Wow, love this - what a great word to depict, and how well you have executed it. Beautiful.

Karen said...

Its a shame that you aren't too happy with this Pat as I think its terrific, it really does show patina!!! Thank you for joining us again over atThe Craft Barn x

Margaret said...

I don't know the size of this piece, but perhaps an embellishment with worn silverware would be appropriate? ;-)

JansArtyJunk said...

Well I think its great Pat!...and what a fab word to choose..Patina...lovely effect...and a gelli print creation too...I really need to try gelli printing..its on my must try soon List!! :)

LindaS said...

Don't be shy - look again - it's so cool - love the look of patina, especially the border is so cool. This is what I would call art - free from the heart.

sharon young said...

I agree with everyone so far, I think it's fabulous and it never occurred to me that it wasn't a copper base.

Scrapmate said...

I love your depiction of this word. That verdigris powder is perfect. I know what you mean sometimes you feel happy with what you've done and sometimes it's not how you've imagined it (I'm like that this week too) but nevertheless it's a fab piece of art.

Elaine said...

Brilliant choice of word and it definitely depicts Patina. It's great!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A cool page.

Joan said...

Great choice of word and it looks like patina to me.

Julia S-W said...

Even though you aren't happy with your page, we can easily see what you were doing and I think you shouldn't be so hard on yourself! I love the effect you've achieve with your EP and gelli plate is sooooo on my wish list! Great ideas.
Juliax

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great idea and I think that the true patina can be seen even though you're not happy with the page!

Maisie Moonshine said...

I think your verdigris embossing powder works well - I love the flourish. MMx

Maggie said...

Great page very realistic don't change it!!

MaggieH

Laura said...

I love the effect. Maybe just put it away for a few days and then look at it again... it may grow on you?

Sylv said...

I am in agreement with everyone else, a fabulous page.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

Great illustration of the word.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Stitchety Grub said...

I think it's great Pat - love all the pages you've done so far :) Britt in Perth West Australia