So I started with a nut tray I got in a Christmas Basket at work. I painted it and just attached a ton of watch parts, some sewing machine parts, Tim Holtz gears and numbers and chipboard and wood gears. I'm so happy with how it turned out. There were only 6 of us at the class yesterday but everyone's canvas was amazing. I used clear Gorilla Glue to adhere it all. I bought E6000 too..but the Gorilla glue held quicker and had virtually no smell. Thanks for looking.
It was wood. I used two coats of gesso. It was a thicker gesso. That is how I got the texture to. I added more in an area.
I used 1 coat black paint. And dollarama decoart paint. I put silver and gold decoart dollarstore paint in a palette and picked up both colours on a make sponge and dabbed it on. The metallic paint is some what translucent I did a couple layers of that. Then went back with a tad of black on a sponge.