First I sealed the wood with black gesso and added some die cut chicken wire.
I applied some dark acrylic paints, Terracotta, Dark Blue & Grey which I dabbed with a baby wipe to kind of smear the paints a bit.
I did the same for the Cogs.
Once all the paints were dry I assembled the cogs on the largest heart.
The second heart I wrapped with some copper wire and added a drawer handle, then glued the heart to the larger one on a slight angle.
To finish I very lightly went over some of the cogs and the handle with copper gilding wax...some areas I over applied, but soon wiped the surplus away with a baby wipe.
So if you would like an Altered Art Challenge this month, why not pop over to
I would love to see you there...xx