Jan 23, 2018

Rusty vintage telephone

Hi all, I want to share an altered art project that I made for Andy Skinner's Creative team .

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 DecoArt Media crackle paint/Glaze. 

I waited a whole day for the crackle to dry naturally.




then I covered the crackle parts with DecoArt Media Antiquing cream Carbon Black/Raw Umber. After 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 DecoArt Media 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 sands ( can be any sands) to the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. Remember to use an old brush that is almost ready to throw away cos painting with sands will badly damage your brush. You can also use a palette knife to put them into the surface. 


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

9 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Such a fabulous take on the challenge to alter something old and make it look even older - like a treasure found in someone's basement! Thanks for all the tips! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Phoebe Tonosaki said...

Hello Donna,
Thank you so much for stopping by. and I am glad that you like it. Glad to have you here !!!

sharon g said...

That is so cool, I really love it. I love old things, so this is just amazing to me.

Phoebe Tonosaki said...

Hi Sharon,
I am happy that you like my work. THANK You !

Viki Banaszak said...

This is such an awesome piece! I love it!

Phoebe Tonosaki said...

Hi Viki,
Thank you so much for coming to visit and the encouragement.

Jean said...

Wow - this is just wonderful!

Phoebe Tonosaki said...

Hello Jean
So glad you like it . thank you for stopping by!!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Am so wanting to have a phone like this!! Great mixed media project using terrific products. I have never used sand and now want to try it! Thank you for you kind tutorial and looking forward to seeing more from you!

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