Fancy wrought iron door

by brae  

Backing up a little here for work previously started. After struggling to get my previous 2020 HBS Creatin' Contest entry beyond the parts, I finally threw in the towel and started working on a fresh contest kit. I loved the elements I created for the previous entry, but I could not get them to work together the way I wanted. So, those parts are shelved for now and I forge ahead to complete the new entry in time.

The door is a kit from Art of Mini.

I painted the door Lilac Love by Folk Art. The wrought iron is painted black brown.

I built a door frame from basswood since this was not included with the kit. This won't be a working door. I added rippled water sheet as windows to simulate pebbled glass.

A cut of textured scrapbook paper serves as a window shade for privacy. Since this is a door to nowhere, the back is not finished.

When light hits the door from behind, it creates a warm glow.

I added gentle aging with pastels. It's not an old door, but it has been exposed to the elements for a few seasons. The door frame is primed here, but this is the general coloration I'm after. Ghost the caracal is by 2014erok.

Next up...finishing the frame and adding hardware.

5 comments

Comment from: Sheila Lester [Visitor]
It's so pretty. The color reminds me of the 2015 Otter Cove door. Shades of purple/violet/lilac are a weakness of mine so I love it even more.
11/04/20 @ 20:19
Comment from: Nancy Fix [Visitor]
I look forward to seeing what this will be attached to...New Orleans - type structure???
11/05/20 @ 06:42
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
How pretty! Now I need to move south just to have a RL door like that.
11/05/20 @ 20:56
Comment from: Linda Ford [Visitor]
I wondered about the entry you were working on...seemed to stop and it DID. So excited to see what you come up with. GO GO GO. You can do it in time.
11/13/20 @ 12:23
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>

You have a great eye, Sheila! It's the same color! :yes:
01/20/21 @ 11:40


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