This is another technique Carol showed us. I loved doing this one because it not only used found objects but made them look like they had been around for ages.
For this exercise use anything you have from your garage. I used washers, paperclips, a button and some old gutter screening. I glued down the found objects with gel medium and the screening I used as a stencil and spread some gel on and let dry until it was hard. Once the glue was set and the medium dry I covered it with heavy duty aluminum foil. I glued the foil in the back with gel medium then burnished around the objects with my finger. Once all the shapes were outlined I spread a mixture of watered down acrylic paints till I got the finish I wanted. This look is very "Steam punk", which I love.