Following being chosen as favourite for the stencils and texture challenge over at Frilly and Funkie, it is a pleasure to be their guest designer for the current challenge - Time after Time. I love all those phrases - living in the moment, the time is now - enjoy every day etc - so I chose this as the theme for my piece. I decided to make a wall hanging using a chipboard frame. The
overall size is 10.25 x 8.25 inches with the aperture 7x5 inches. I wanted to
age it so used Paper Artsy fresco finish paints and crackle glaze. The base colour was chocolate pudding and following a thin layer of crackle glaze I added stone. It ended up too light so I went in later with a dry brush subtly adding some more chocolate pudding
paint and walnut stain distress ink, making sure I didn't lose my crackles!
For the panel inside the frame I took some card and just
starting adding various bits and pieces; old die cuts, stamped material, book
pages etc. I sealed these randomly using matte medium and let it dry. I realised this needed subduing a bit so added a watered down gesso
wash and some paper artsy paints to tone in with my embellishments. (Ice blue, space cadet and chocolate pudding) - looks a tad messy now! I
die cut 3 clocks (Cheery Lynn Clock w/Angel wing) and proceeded to add more
Fresco paints and finally some aged taupe embossing enamel. I then cut them up
and added them to the border of the inside panel.
My butterfly (also Cheery Lynn) was changed several times before
I was happy with it – finally I just painted it with Chocolate pudding and
added UTEE. If it looks like anything else then its the just the various inking embossing and gilding that had preceded the final version!
‘Live for the Moment’ was
stamped on a book page distressed with walnut stain and mounted onto a piece of
die cut corrugated cardboard which I painted, distressed and inked. Again I used the same colours of paper artsy paints plus distress inks. It took me a few versions of this too - sometimes your first plan just doesn't look right or pop out enough.... being the main sentiment I wanted this to stand out!
I love my new Heartfelt Creations – Once upon a Time stamps – so
I proceeded to stamp and die cut some clocks to embellish the frame. I treated
them all differently with inking, paints, gilding, mica and embossing powders.
The final embellishments included some chit chat stickers - 'smile everyday, live everyday'. I inked and edged these (faded jeans, walnut stain) and stuck onto a grungy scrap - then embossed it all with UTEE.
Found this lovely little quote and thought I'd use it for a couple of 'Words' themed challenges.
A Quick summary:
The card is based on a Tim Holtz die - one part corrugated card, 2 parts card, 1 part a textured background I had made with acrylic texture medium etc. (Die borrowed at recent crop so not sure what it is!)
Painted all parts with fresco paints and added Rusty Hinge distress paint to some. Bit of stencilling (bricks), stamping (flowers with picket fence DP) and text and script in archival.
Recently started using MDF and here is my latest little hanging.
Used lovely Bazzil paper to cover the heart (which you can now hardly see!) and then Paper Artsy Fresco Finish acrylics.
Some stamping and stencils for the background.
The two clocks were Inkylicious stamps. The first was stamped on the same Bazzil script paper, and I used the outer ring of a cog die for the border on Kraft card with added ink and brass gilding wax. The second one was stamped onto card which I had painted with the same acrylics as the heart, edged it it black and then embellished with some cogs (with ink and gilding was as above). Finally a few grungy flowers and some chit chat stickers to finish.