неделя, 11 октомври 2015 г.

DecoArt tutorial - Pocket watch with copper and patina effects

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For today's tutorial with DecoArt products as a Helping artist, I have prepared for you a:

Pocket watch with copper and patina effects 

DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics
Burnt Umber (DMFA03)
DecoArt Media® Antiquing Creams
English Red Oxide (DMM154)
Patina Green (DMM152)
DecoArt Metallic Lustre®
Iced Espresso (ML06C)
Gold Rush (ML02C)
Copper Kettle (ML01C)
Primers, Sealers, and Finishes
Matte Medium (DMM20)
Ultra-Matte Varnish (DMM24)
Other supplies
Wooden shape of a pocket watch
Chipboard gears and other Steampunk shapes
Sizzix Bigz dies with gears, clocks and other Steampunk shapes
Metal gears and elements for decoration
Strong glue (Ranger Glossy Accents or alternative)


Cut different Steampunk shapes (gears, watch parts, etc.) from chipboard using a die-cut machine (best with Szzix Bigz dies as they cut chipboard very easily). You can use also already cut chipboard elements.  Glue all the elements on the wooden pocket watch using DecoArt Matte medium – a very versatile product for many uses – from creating film between different mediums and paints to gluing.

Wait until it fully dries and cut all the excess parts with a scissor or a precise knife.

Paint the watch covering all parts carefully with DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylics Burnt Umber.

To create the copper effect drip here and there DecoArt Media® Antiquing Cream English Red Oxide. The texture is very fluid like, so it is very easy to work with.

Use a brush to spread the cream and a baby wipe to soften the edges and to take off any excess. The antiquing creams have the great ability to be changed before sealing with a varnish.

Don’t cover all the watch. We still need to see the brown underneath.

Repeat the same process with the next Antiquing cream – Green patina.


Use the same color of Antiquing cream also for the metal expression. As the cream is very fluid it will stay only on the bottom of the words, creating a beautiful patina effect. Wipe the metal with a baby wipe.

Seal all the watch with Ultra-Matte Varnish to stop the Antiquing creams bleed or change further.

Use different colors of DecoArt Metallic Lustre® to make all the parts pop-up.

Glue all the decorative parts with a strong glue like Ranger Glossy accents or another alternative.



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