A hundred years ago

I've been experimenting with Finnabair's new matte waxes as well as using her tried and true waxes and pastes - this is the result! 

That big metal piece is actually cardboard! I had this odd-shaped piece left over from cutting other pieces off it. I painted it with iron paste (I love that stuff!) and then used ALL the new Finnabair Matte waxes plus rust paste to give it the look of patinaed metal. 

The background of my canvas is covered in crackle paste and then I used a stippling brush to swirl on Finnabair's Brushed Iron wax, then grunged it up with black gesso and rust paste. The triangle piece is also cardboard. 

The picture is framed using a typewriter guide and a bell from an alarm clock. 

A rusty piece of trim holds 4 cogs. 

I love adding wires to a piece like this. And that large metal piece on the bottom is actually something I found on the road while on vacation last year - you can use anything in your mixed media art!

I'm entering this at SanDee and Amelie'sartpiaskownica, and Classic Design Team!


  1. Wow, you got some really cool textures! What a great experiment! So glad you joined us for our steampunk challenge at Sandee and Amelie’s Steampunk Challenges! hugs, Maura

  2. Creative work. Thank you for playing with Art-Piaskownica😉

  3. This is just utterly brilliant, Kathy! Love everything about it - the design, the textures, the colours...thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia xxx


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