Tuesday, 26 April 2016

From metal to stone

Good afternoon, the sunny Tuesday we had turned into a dull day with a good amount of hail coming down from the sky, and now it's bright again, oh, the wonders of Ireland's weather!
I had an old non-stick baking tin which has seen its days and some excessive unsuitable use of abrasive sponge scourers from my part and was meant to go to the bin but I saved it for my future artistic adventures, and yesterday I thought that Viva Decor Venezia Stone Effect Kit I got was a perfect use for that tin, here's the result!

At first I primed the 23 cm round tin with the Oldwhite paste and then when it was dry, I applied both of the pastes wet on wet, one after another and allowed it to dry and then repeated the process at the back of the tin. 

And then it was time to sand the dried surface to smooth down the sharp edges basically. Some elbow grease needed!! I had some of paste still left and spread that through a stencil and used a heat tool carefully to speed up the process. A quick sanding again and now it looks like the pattern is curved out from a stone!
I rubbed on firmly the first glaze using the sponge provided, a brief drying time and then took another glaze to wipe over. And what a stunning look I got! The sun and heat of Italy seems to be really on it!

Entering this to Stamps and Stencils - April Challenge Trash to Treasure

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Dimension

Thanks a million for stopping by,


  1. WOW, that looks just like stone! very very cool indeed. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Mixed Media Monthly challenge. =)

  2. This is awesome! Bet it was fun to use the kit... It really looks like the sun of Italy shone on it for two centuries or more!

  3. Wow Kris! What a gorgeous project! Such a cool and creative transformation! Thanks for joining along with the MMMC!

  4. So absolutely beautiful! Unbelievable while reading the post after looking at the picture first!!! You are also a fellow warrior mom! Do you make art for the same reason I do? Just wondering...

  5. this is beautiful - I can't believe it was a baking tin! Brilliant! Thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils! Hugs rachel x

  6. Amazing work! Love the stone like finish with the dimensional stencilling. Fantastic piece of up cycling. Thankyou for joining us over at Stamos and Stencils . Toni x

  7. I have inspected this gorgeous project a time or two and love the entire concept and result! Thanks a bunch for sharing with us at Stamps & Stencils! Hugs, Autumn