Friday, October 29, 2010

Project #5 -"Old Beauties" My favorite!

I found this old printer's tray a weekend get-away for my 49th birthday with my wonderful Hubby. There was a HUGE flea market, right outside the door of the beautiful Inn in Ocean Grove, NJ.

I used it to showcase the beautiful old and abandoned trucks that greet us as we arrive in New Hampshire to visit our son at college. Their colors are so beautiful; I knew I had to do something special to “pay homage” to their aged magnificence.

First, I randomly applied gesso to the entire tray leaving it thick in some spots.  After it dried, I started to spray Glimmer Mist from the upper left corner, downward.  The colors I used were - LIME TWIST, PATINA, FROZEN LAKE, CHALKBOARD APRICOT, TIGER LILY, GOLDEN TERRACOTTA, BRICK, SANTA BABY, CHALKBOARD HOT CHOCOLATE, PINE CONE.

And below is the finished product!  I LOVE how it came out!

It looks like someone painted these trucks - but the Patina is all natural and just beautiful!

Down one side it says INSPIRE

Along the bottom it says CREATE - I can't believe how these words fit and worked so beautifully!

The lace found here and there was from a small piece of antique lace I found at the same flea market.

I really LOVE this piece and am so happy I made it - the colors just blend and accent the beautiful old trucks perfectly.  I hope you have enjoyed looking too!