Sunday, September 13, 2015

Men 1-2-3 / Miehiä

Today I would like to share some Men with you (- ha ha, not quite!). I have created these as an  inspiration project for UnstampaBelles current challenge.

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Background is burlap paper and men are from my own collections. I wanted to explore male bonding and friendships - perhaps not on the usual beer-telly-cars axis, as these gentlemen look like they wouldn't be caught dead with a slice in one hand and a Bud in the other.

Apart from this single guy, the men in the next two cards actually formed a group. One really has to wonder - what kind of friendship could they have entertained? They look awfully serious, not like they would have any fun at all together.

They all hold keys, which I distressed a bit with acrylic paint. Numbers are plywood. I have used them on and off, they are really versatile.

This is how I made ordinary plywood look like copper:
 First I painted them with black acrylics, then added some strokes of turq. When that was dry I dabbed with Adirondacks Paint dapper in a shiny orangey metallic color. I didn't give it a full coverage, some turq is showing through and it gives the piece a nice verdigris look. Lastly I added some dimensional magic which gives the number a really shiny and metallic surface.

Sadly I did not take photos of the process, but if you'd like a photo tutorial, please mention it in the comments and I'll be happy to show you how.
All pictures can be clicked for larger. Thanks for looking!

linking this with:
Frilly and Funkie: Stamps be gone
Country View: Numbers


  1. Wautsi miten komeita miehiä. Ihanat kortit.

  2. Very happy to share your wonderful men! Love those burlap backgrounds too.
    Alison x

  3. Love these Alice, great fun! Thank you so much for joining in with our number challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  4. Congrats Alice on your GDT spot at Unstampabelles. Great to have you aboard. I love the quirky ness of your take on the theme. Very inspiring. Wynn DT Unstampabelles

  5. Congrats on your GDT at Unstampabelles. Love your take on our current challenge. Hope to see you again :)
    Moxie Craftie
    Unstampabelles DT

  6. Fabulous trio, love the burlap background. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x