A few things inspired my piece, I have some metal vintage clock work bits which reminded me of mechanics, Tim Burton's film nine and the whole steampunk genre.
So I have tried to create faux metal with scraps, yes all the grungepaper scraps from die cutting... pieces form Caged bird die has some fabulous negative shapes, as does the elegant flourishes and there's a piece from the centre of heart wings. I took a picture to show that they were indeed scraps LOL!!!
I HAD to use some of Wendy's Art Parts... the back panel I have adhered a scrap of diet coke can...I had my OH bring me an empty from work usually I don't drink fizzy drinks (unless it's the type in bottles LOL!) The front frame I have inked with distress inks, it takes the colour soooo well yum!
I then placed, planned and layered each piece before inking with Distress inks (I was going for a copper colour but think it's a bit more rusty then I first envisaged!!!) attached a few mini fastener's they're just perfect for this and sanded all the edges to give an aged metal look.
After adhering each piece with faux rivets and holes I brushed on a little gold and copper perfect pearls Not that you can see it in any of the pictures... Then, I attached a metal corner and D ring for hanging!!!
I hope you are inspired and check out the rest of the teams stunning metal creations!