Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Golden tip

While embellishing the confirmation gifts, I was searching through the inherited button stash and found some beautiful buttons with gold roses. Now, I don’t often use bright gold in my work so as I already had some gel medium right there on a plate I decided to see if I could tone the gold down a notch.

I covered the rose with medium using a paint brush and let it dry,

and it worked indeed.

The gold (on the right) is now more soft and subtle and the buttons more likely to be used. I will be toning down some more buttons I have in my button box, and now that I know they can be glued onto the quilts with gel medium, I will be playing with more embellished mixed media quilts for sure.

6 comments:

  1. Ooh nice, nice, but not as nice as your book. It arrived yesterday. Oh my gosh it is freakin fantastic!!!! I love all the creatures and projects and even I am inspired to sew and perhaps even quilt a bit. Can I send you money through paypal? You still need to invoice me friend. xox

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  2. So much more appealing! Excellent tip...thanks for sharing it.

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  3. What a great idea. I some piece that could use this treatment.

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  4. Great result! It looks more antique-y now and usable.

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  5. That subtle gold is so much better. It takes an artist to think of these ideas. Love the girlie gifts you made too. I'll bet it was a great time with your family and always so quiet when everyone leaves.

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