Mixed Media Large Key Cabinet

For this project I tried out Tim Holtz distress embossing powder, walnut stain over the key embossed image, lastly sanded with 180 grade sand paper to reveal the fair, key pattern.
The inside of the frame is a proper mix of various techniques, including pressing a cake decorating stencil onto a layer of not so dry acrylic paint and splashing the 'sandwich' with Tim Holtz alcohol inks. With the last layer of acrylic varnish I sprinkled some mica onto the 'oranges'. The part with three pewter hooks was created by pressing actual bronze keys into a thick layer of tile grout. When it dried, it was covered with American quadricone gold and then, when dried again, sanded slightly to reveal the key pattern. Must say I like the brown/resist embossing frames best!
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  • Craftingbydominique Craftingbydominique on Jan 24, 2014
    And some close ups...

  • Chris J Chris J on Apr 13, 2014
    Nice job. Tim Holtz has some really neat projects and products. If you are in the UK, Dyan Reavley (I think that's her name) is from the UK. She has a bunch of really cool projects too. And she uses a lot of Ranger stuff, which is what Tim Holtz also uses.