Hi there , this is rather late but finally here is my latest offering for you . I have a tendency to use cool colours because I like them , but today I have gone for some soft vintage colours .
The project is a deep frame which I painted inside and out with a mixture of Clotted Cream and White which made a soft cream colour . I also painted a piece of card cream .
To create the background for the inside of the box I used my favourite technique of patting various colours onto the card using a wet wipe . Just dab the paint randomly onto the card . Use the different colours and allow them to blend together until you like the effect . I started with Cocoa Praline and added Clotted Cream and Flushed Cheeks, finishing with more of the mixed cream colour .
For the frame I stencilled texture Paste through a stencil and once dry I painted a layer of the cream paint over it . I finished with some gilding polish onto the raised areas .
The stamping on the background was done with Potting Soil Archival ink .
I used Clear Stamps , Watch the Birdie for the words and Portraits for the leaves and flowers . I added a few leaves from Rustic Birds .
Instead of using this for the background of a frame a similar effect would make a good background for a card .
On another piece of painted card I stamped the leaves , dragonfly ( from Beautiful Wings ) and create ( from Woodware stamp Vintage Inspiration ) with the same ink . I triple embossed the Create and framed it . The other two designs were attached behind Tim Holtz Fragments, but they could also be triple embossed.
I cut a piece of hessian and rubbed the Gilding Polish over it .
Finally I put all the elements I had made into the frame along with some lace and flowers .
The project when finished looks like this .
Here is a list of Creative Expressions products that I used in this project:---
CE Acrylic Mixed Media Paint, White , Clotted Cream Flushed Cheeks and Cocoa Praline.
CE Gilding Polish, Chocolate Bronze and Red Bronze .
CE Stamps , Beautiful Wings, Portraits, Watch the Birdie, Rustic Birds, Wild Flowers.
Woodware Stamps , Vintage Inspiration.
That Special Touch Mask, Peacock Mask .
Ranger Archival ink , Potting Soil.
Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals, Clear .
Creative Expressions, Pearl Topped Stick Pins , White .
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