Tuesday 23 January 2018

Rusty vintage telephone by Phoebe Tonosaki

Hello all, this is Phoebe here to share an altered art project with you.

I found a vintage style telephone with a tiny drawer in the new year holiday and I immediately knew that this will be what I work for the first project for Andy.

I painted the whole surface with gesso, clear gesso (for the phone handle) and crackle paint. I waited a whole day for the crackle to dry naturally.

 then I covered the crackle parts with Antiquing cream Carbon Black/Raw Umber. After it had dried, I removed them slightly with a baby wipe. The phone handle itself was covered in brown wooden and the base color looks perfect with the crackles highlighted by the Antiquing cream.

I stamped using Andy's new released Spook Stamp Set by Illusionary Artists and punched it to glue on the phone handle, to indicate the coming call is from the character.

I also used several packs of Andy' stamp from Stampdenous with Staz On opaque white on the surface of the phone.

You can zoom in to the above photo and see the rusty crackles I have made.
after using the Antiquing cream as stated above, I painted with Fluid Acrylics Pyrrole Red/Raw Sienna/Carbon Black. I used layers and layers of every color and also combined the three colors with different ratio. The key is to paint them a little by little with thin coats and keep doing it until you are satisfied.

After that, on the few points I want to emphasize, I added sand ( can be any sand) to the Fluid Acrylics. Remember to use an old brush that is almost ready to throw away because painting with sand will badly damage your brush. You can also use a palette knife to put them onto the surface. 

I sincerely hope you like my rusty telephone with a phone book.
Special shout out to Ms Rosemary fm DecoArt.

Products used :
DecoArt Media Gesso
DecoArt Media Crackle Paint
DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze
DecoArt Media Antiquing cream Carbon Black/Raw Umber
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Pyrrole Red/Raw Sienna/Carbon Black

Stampendous - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Textures 
Stampendous - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Fossils 
Stampendous - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Unexplained
Stampendous - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Handle With Care

Phoebe Tonosaki
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  1. I adore this,it is wonderfull xx

  2. Just fabulous!! I love it! tfs Prayerful hugs, Germaine

    1. Thank you my dear friend for stopping by and the support !!!

  3. This is just so incredible, Phoebe! Didn't realize we hadn't commented here, yet! What a gloriously fantastic project!


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