Who would have thought that the interiors of an old (80’s) telephone would be so so cool?
My husband and I came across this table of free stuff in a fleemarket where a couple of ugly telephones lay. My husband said, I think you would like the insides of these phones, I can bet you will wanna use the parts on a canvas.
Intrieged of course, the phone was picked apart and Oh how I loved all parts, I know… I’m a bit weird:-)
Once all pieces were glued in place… my husband (always with these good ideas) said it reminded him of England. So I decided to paint the Union Jack as background.
Had I thought of this before gluing down all the metal stuff of course this would have been a much easier task.
Anyway here is my vintage steampunk style Canvas.
The blue and red colors of the flag were painted with Inka Golds. All the metal parts were firstly painted with black gesso and then painted with Inca Gold + Finnabairs Art Alchemy Acrylic paints.
Of course I also had to test my newly purchased Finnabair Art Extravagance Rust Effect Paste. I wanted to to get the feel of some gears rusting so I added som rust areas here and there.
When everything was painted. I took a very dry brush with some Distress Stain to get the flag more toned down and add a vintage feel to the whole piece.
Oh.. and if you are interested… this is how the insides of the telephone look before the paint is added.
That’s all from me today, hope I can inspire you to dig deep in to your old trash and find beautiful items for your art!