I decided to go crazy and make a fabulous mixed media piece. It turned out pretty good.
I began by making the modelling paste. That was made with equal parts school glue (pva here in the UK ) and paint (colour does not matter so I chose grey acrylic ) and then added talcum powder and mixed until it became the consistency of modelling paste. I l used two stencils with the modelling paste to create some patterns and rough texture in parts too. I left overnight until dry.
I found and arranged lots of metal and die cut card cogs. bead trims gems , some metal keys and a wooden clock face. I added them to the surface with Gorilla glue.
I left two pieces for adding later as I wanted them to not be painted over.
Next I painted the whole thing with black acrylic paste. It needed three coats.
When dry I painted with lots of metallic paints in colours I like and then dried and coated again especially in the parts hard to get too.. Finally after drying I added some silver rub on to parts I wanted to highlight and I added the two pieces I kept back. One is a bulb that says inspire. I covered it in stickles silver glitter glue and dried. The other is a piece I made using a small frame and some card stock and some glossy accents (left to dry overnight too ) I glues these two final parts into the spaces I left for them and left to dry. Here are some close ups of the various parts.
The colour seems to change depending on the light but I do enjoy these tones. Hope you like it too.
home made modelling paste.