Friday, 17 July 2015

The Old Church Shed

Hello, sweet Friends!
Today is my Creative Team day and we're meeting with talented Gayle - yes, she did it again!
A completely fresh, creative look at a familiar object that we thought we knew so well. ;)


Hello lovely Finnabair friends.
I know you would all have seen Finnabair’s very cute, metal bird house frame before. Mine has been sitting on my shelf, begging to be “adorned” and altered.
The thing is, I’m not really a “flower” person so my ideas were a little more “industrial"... so, my birdhouse became an abandoned shed. An old, work shed belonging to a church, where perhaps a stone mason or metal worker were kept busy making ornate tombstones or decorative, metal fencing to enclose grave sites.
Old sheds can tell many stories and hold many secrets, one always enters, never quite knowing what you might find...



I wanted to make some old metal drums. I used cardboard “inner tubes” from rolls of plastic wrap, added some string for the ridges, coated them in Distress Stain, and Art Extravagance Texture Paste.


Metal Mechanicals, chipboards and Prima Water Pipes were all painted first with Art Basics Black Gesso, then with Copper and Gold Mica Powder mixed with Soft Gloss Gel Medium.
Finally sprinkled with aged black embossing enamel.


The inside back of the shed was painted with Art Extravagance Graphite Texture Paste, while the outside walls were collaged with graffiti images.
The inside was adorned with metal skulls, chipboard and an angel.


 Inside details:



I hope you like my bird house frame with a difference. ;)
xx
Gayle

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26 comments:

Joann Alexander said...

This is soooo beautiful!

Debs said...

Stunning! Absolutely fantastic!

Asas à imaginação said...

Projeto fantástico, Gayle!!!

Laura Strack said...

So cool...the walls are talking!! Love it!

Anjuli Johnson said...

Wow, amazing!! I love the drums you made!

smokeysmom said...

OK Gayle, this is just way cool! Is that a tree branch inside? Your idea about the drums is fantastic. I just love this!

Sarah-R said...

Oh my! This is absolutely incredible!

jasann said...

Just love this super church shed, what a job you have done, it is fabulous, and thanks ever so much for sharing!!!!!

Ann Vear said...

OMG que c'est beau! so beautiful!!!

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely amazing!

Kathy Bradley said...

Gayle,
Your old and abandoned shed is totally beautiful - the graffiti, old fencing, bits and pieces are perfect. I live in a small town in Illinois, a farming community and I travel the back country roads quite often. I always see a few old barns and sheds sitting abandoned and in disrepair and often wondered what was in them or what they used to hold. So, I love, love your most wonderful altered piece!

Kerstin F. said...

Gorgeous, the metal drums are a fantastic idea, many thanks for this inspiration Gayle!!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Amazing!!

Kathyk said...

Ab fab!

Kathyk

Yasmin said...

Oh my gosh!! What an amazing project!! Sooo soo awesome!!

Zeneva Kovic said...

Fabulous construction! I really love how you made the old metal drums. Really simple but innovative! Always inspiring. Thanks for sharing.:)

JAN HUDSON said...

What a great inspiration you are Gayle, this artwork is fabulous!!!

JackieP Neal said...

Gayle!!
This is totally amazing and soooo very cool!! I love your tak on the shed!! So well done- I am bookmarking for future reference!! Outstanding!! xo

famillemarleau said...

It looks amazing. I love it. She's so talented. Johanne Lacombe

Alisa Gromova said...

So beautiful work, and so delicate to do!

SHAMELESS

TheCraftsWorld said...

Wow! Love it! Excellent work!

Suze said...

That is BEYOND AMAZING !! I'm in awe !

Mona Pendleton said...

Awesome project! Love all the rusty crusty detail!

Gayle Price said...

Thank you, every one, so much for taking the time to leave for me such lovely and encouraging comments. I am very thankful and appreciative.

Lisa Griffith said...

Like it???? I LOVE it!!! This is the most amazing interpretation of this little house I have ever seen, everything from the colors, the mechanicals, the skulls, the angel.... What an amazingly eerie scene you have created...just marvellous. Thanks for the step by step too!

Lisa S. said...

I am totally enchanted with this! Love everything about it!!