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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Heavy Moving and Metal!!

Well, let's see............
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy MLK Day, Happy Presidents Day, Happy Valentines Day, and Happy St. Patty's Day.  Whew!!!!  I think I'm all caught up now! :)
Let's just say.........moving is NOT fun!!
Waaaaaaaaay back in December, I got a whole bunch of Ten Seconds Studios toys for Xmas.  (If you have not seen a "Taco Tuesday", you must go check out the site!!  Fantastic product and tutorials....and, a terrific blog!!)  I have finally been able to find some time to play with them a little.  Here is one piece I did.  I just have to find the rest of my "stuff" so I can mount it for a wall display! :)

I started with a Fred Mullett fish stamped on the back of the metal in StazOn ink.  I then embossed the outline, fins, and face.  I was going to try and emboss all of the little scales, but decided that my refiner was not small enough to do them justice.  So, I improvised and "filled in" my fish with one of Ten Seconds Studios molds. (Big Mama Alphabet Mold:  BM05)  Then I refined, sanded, and did a touch of Payne's Grey acrylic paint over the image.  I then used one of my texture wheels to add the "water" around the fish.  I'm pretty happy with it for my first try! :)

Here is the stamped image of the fish on the back of the metal:

Here is the front:


  1. Very cool! Looks great on both sides!!

  2. Yeah Susan! I'm glad you are back blogging. I've missed you on some of the Yahoo lists we are both on.

    Can't tell you how impressed I am that you could FIND your art toys after moving. Everything gets lost when I move.

    Love your fishes and the die cut flowers. :-)

  3. This is really a nice piece of work... Looks fantastic!

  4. Your fish ROCKS! I love Fred's images, and I don't think I would have attempted to outline the whole thing, but this is a great idea.