Hooray for Hexagons

 

Hexagon Buttons

 

A few weeks ago I had a fun art date with myself and started playing with a pile of hexagon cut-out shapes I had left over from a die-cut piece.  They were black cardstock when I started on them.  I layered some white gesso on and then began painting some with acrylic paints.  I went on to make designs with StazOn inks and stamps, doodled with Signo markers and then embellished with random brads I had in my stash.  Here is the first batch:

Hexagon Buttons

 

As I progressed I began using clear embossing powder on some and I also began experimenting with texture paint and pastes.

Yummy texture and patina

Yummy texture and patina

Stamped with Versamark, brushed with Perfect Pearls and then clear embossed.

Stamped with Versamark, brushed with Perfect Pearls and then clear embossed.

I was really happy with the way this one came out–love that subtle xray look!

Old china look

Old china look

This one I stenciled with modeling paste, then used blue embossing powder and white embossing powder, clear embossed over that and then went back with some brown ink to highlight the stencilled design.  I am pleased with the aged china look.

Rusty patina

Rusty patina

I began doing more layers with inks, embossing, modeling paste, paints, and trying for the metal look.

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A crackle stencil with homemade decopauge mist, paints, and inks, clear embossing over top.

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Experimenting with different stencils and modeling paste.

Aged copper patina

Aged copper patina

Hooray for Hexagons!

Hooray for Hexagons!

 

It was so fun to play with embossing powders again and to combine them with mists, inks, paints, modeling paste.  I encourage you to revisit the supplies you have in your stash and experiment with new ways of combining them.  If you are like me you have probably learned new skills and have new ideas since the last time you played with some of those old mediums.  Go forth and

Art Out With Your HeART Out!

 

8 Comments

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8 responses to “Hooray for Hexagons

  1. Dick Ramada

    Do you “ART DATE” often? Apparently so! Love your creativity!!!

  2. I haven’t played with embossing powders for – well, ages. I tend to get stuck in routines I think …. I’m inspired, so thank you!

  3. I love these! I would absolutely create a little wall art/mosaic as decoration in the house , great post 🙂
    AurumEve.com ~ Global Jewelry

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