Altered Brake Pad’s Creative Embellishments

Hello everyone, I am back with another fun altered project. I was out on a walk the other day enjoying the sun. It was blitstery cold but the sun was shining bright and that was just enough for me. I am always looking for good finds on my walk. In the ditches, along the road side, anywhere. This day I found a rusted old brake pad. Ok, the DH says there is no pad left on this one, but I fell in love with the rust and didn’t really care, I just wanted to create.

This project I didn’t do a video, I just sat and painted, and relaxed. I needed a focal point and I had the large gear and the cover from the gear album. The gear album was the perfect size for the brake pad. I decided to glue it all on and then paint everything.

Once I glued on the gear album cover, I added large  gears and the small gear set around the base of the old handle.

Using the resist paste I painted everything white. I wanted to get the base bold where you could see the various layers of paint, like it had been sitting outside through the various seasons of the year.

Once I painted over the resist paste with various browns, rusts and yellows, I wipe away to get the peeled paint look. I stamp a background stamp on to add a little more texture before adding more layers of paints to get the patina look to the piece. I only had to alter the nob slightly because it looked great already.

I finished it off with a title and distressed that with a layer of paint. I added the rusty wire to have something to hang it on the wall.

I hope you enjoy the rusty break pad, thank you for stopping by and stay creative!


Gears Album


Gears 1″ 

Andy Skinner Prussian Blue, Quinacridone Gold, Yellow, Iron Oxide, Cracked Up Stamp

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