Hi Everyone.............I thought I would share a piece of recycling with you. This is a piece of shelving that was left from some recent DIY in my craft room. With some fabulous challenges in mind I decided to create a piece for Frilly and Funkie, whose challenge is Renaissance Men. I was inspired by Italian Artist Carreggio, who depicted cherub type images. His most famous painting being " The Holy Night"
Over at the Sunday Stampers Hels challenge this week is Patterns. Having used crackle distress paint to create an aged background and embossed patterned corners the patterns fit this challenge too.
Challenge 16 at Studio L3 this week is Tim Holtz Perfect Pearls Mists. I used this technique from CCO2, page 54,creating the corners of this piece, which gives a faux metal effect.
As the challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is Anything Goes this week i shall also enter this challenge having stamped several images.
Having recycled this piece of shelving, framing it with stamped and embossed corners, I am entering the challenge of Anything Goes -Frame It over at Recycle, Repurpose and Re-Invent Challenge.
As you will see below I applied Studio Multi Medium, enabling the paint to adhere to the surface. I used a paintbrush and acrylic paint from my paint dabbers. I used Sail Boat Blue paint for the first coat, then applied Picket Fence Crackle Paint, twice. Once dried I sanded the surface and then blended in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I framed the edges in Rub'n' Buff Grecian Gold, which I applied using my fingers.
Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped images from Stampers Anonymous TH Classic Favourites
( SCF 007 & SCF 008) I then stamped the large image on to vellum, using DI's to age it. I also took my waterbrush and some DI to colour some of the stamped image, then layered it over the main image below, keeping some of the edges slightly upturned to create some dimension.
These corners were created using Tim Holtz technique on page 54 of CCO2.
This is the completed piece, which is really delightful and is part of a birthday gift for my son's partner, Jennifer. They both went to Rome for Jennifer's 21st birthday several years ago and fell in love with it.
(As the main stamped image has the french word Patisserie on it I used alcohol ink on the metal key to alter it and cover the word. )
Have a fabulous Sunday and I hope to catch up with you soon
Crafty Hugs Annie xx