Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This may make you jealous...

Here's the thing you might covet... if you're into rusty metal treasures, that is.



A couple years ago, I bought a 5 gallon bucket half full of old cabinet and drawer pulls and embellishments at a nearby junk yard. Some of the stuff is junk, but there're lots of nice ones like I've shown. I'd planned to use some on birdhouses, but (of course) I haven't gotten around to building more birdhouses yet.

Well, today I wanted to make some doubloons for Em's doll, Persia the Pirate Queen. So I pulled out the decorative metal hardware to emboss and stamp the polymer clay doubloons. Here's what I've made so far.






The doubloons above are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. I painted them with gold and antique gold acrylic paints. Then I was having so much fun, I decided to make a larger one.



This one is 3 1/2 inches in diameter. I used a hodgepodge of the metal designs to emboss it and then made the V (for my last name) over the embossed surface and embossed it, too. Not sure what it's supposed to be - just a pretty to stick in a display case, I guess.

5 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

oooooh...green-eyed indeed! These are great Gail.

yvonne said...

Great rust stuff G. And you did such a great job on the doubloons! Better than I've ever seen anywhere!

J said...

You are always so clever!

Emthe said...

Wow! These are spectacular! I've never had envy of a doll before, but Persia is one lucky pirate.

Crystaline said...

Found you by accident - your art is absolutely lovely. Whimsy and depth all wrapped into each of your beautiful creations. Truly inspirational! Do you sell or have you sold your work? Will check back often to see what's new. Thank you for sharing your unique talents!