OLD IRON ARTWORK

IRON ARTWORK

THIS ORNAMENTAL IRON ARTWORK WALL SCULPTURE PICTURED ABOVE IS A COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT METALS JOINED TOGETHER. BRASS, BRONZE, AND MILD STEEL, BLENDED INTO A DECORATIVE MOTIF FOR A SPECIAL PORCH DECORATION. SOMETHING WITH A VINTAGE LOOK AND FEEL WAS THE MAIN INTENTION OF THIS ORNAMENTAL WORK.

ALTHOUGH IT IS DESCRIBED AS AN "OLD IRON" OBJECT, THE BRASS AND BRONZE SCROLLS WERE ADDED FOR THERE UNIQUE OXIDATION QUALITIES. AS YOU CAN NOTICE THE GREENISH BLUE PATINA PRODUCED ON THE SURFACE OF THE SCROLLWORK ADDS A COLORFUL HIGHLIGHT THAT PROTRUDES FROM THE DOMINATING RUSTED OLD IRON BODY.

DESIGN & FINISH

CREATING THE DESIGN AND THE FINISH WAS A LITTLE CHALLENGING. THE DESIGN IS A FLORAL REPRESENTATION IN SHAPE, BUD AND ARROW SHAPED LEAFS WITH CONNECTING SCROLLS, IT CAN BE A LITTLE TRICKY JOINING THE BRASS AND BRONZE TO THE IRON.

PATINA FINISH... TRYING TO STRAY AWAY FROM JUST AN AVERAGE PAINT FINISH, FOR THE SURFACE OF THIS PIECE A LIGHT PATINA WASH WAS APPLIED TO PRODUCE THE NATURAL COLORS FROM THE METAL. AFTER THE PATINA WAS COMPLETE BLACK AND RED PAINT WAS LIGHTLY APPLIED WITH A SPONGE TO GIVE SOME MORE COLOR AND DEPTH TO THE PIECE.

I REALLY ENJOY CREATING OLD IRON OBJECTS, THEY ARE A GREAT WAY FOR ADDING THAT RUSTIC APPEARANCE TO HOME ACCENTING.

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