Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Art House - Studio 490 Inspired

...So...I said to myself, I can either spend a day in the sunshine or...spend a day in the Room of Stash, getting covered in ink and paint...guess which one I chose ????? Yep, I am still as lily white as before...except for my hands...which are a most disgusting colour of blue and brown ... with a bit of white thrown in for good measure...but I think it was worth it cos I made something...start to finish... and I like it!!! LOL **did you know that Crackle Paint, if left on a finger nail, will eventually crackle?** :O))




This started life as a plain wooden photoframe...complete with the glass in it to put the photo behind...and it has now ended up as a grungey crackled arty piece...minus the glass!




The ingredients I used for this creation are: Picket Fence Crackle Paint - which had gone almost rock solid so I added water, mixed it up...and it worked! Then I used Glimmer Mists to add colour over the top of the white crackles...I used Jazz Blue and Antique Brass, drying inbetween each layer with a heatgun.




I used some golden wax to bring the crackles out and then made a little arty bit to fit inside the frame...using more Glimmer Mists, Distress Inks and yep, you probably noticed by now that I have yet again used those amazing Studio 490 Stamps by Wendy Vecchi...infact, all the stamping is using them. This piece is totally inspired by Wendy's fab artwork....I got so many ideas and tips just from browsing thru her Blog...you really must have a look, it is unmissable!




I used some Grungeboard for a flourish and Grungepaper for the butterfly and flowers...using the Glimmer Mists to colour the Grunge and drying it off to set it. A few Idea-ology bits have found their way onto this one...and a bottle cap, filled with a Salvage Sticker and some Glossy Accents...and finally, some Diamond Stickles, Distress Stickles mixed together ... oh ... and a few beads!

Thanks for looking....two posts in one day again :O))

Hels x

27 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Yummy, stunning, beautiful, creative, clever, amazing, and that's just you ... the house is Ok I s'pose!

*LOL*

LOVE IT and yes I meant to shout!

* Shaz * said...

Really amazing Hels fab colours xx

Ang C said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!!


Love everything about it

Moira said...

This is lovely, great colour and gorgeous sheen

Chris said...

Wow! Love everything about this piece. But tell please, where do you put them all? Do you have a fab gallery at your house?

Juls said...

wow!! this is a stunning piece of art!! you are very talented!

Ali Manning/newenglandstamper said...

This is FANTASTIC! And lily white works for me too.

Dan said...

Luvvly Jubbly :)

wendy vecchi said...

LOVE IT!!!
Totally awesome!
You have GREAT taste in stamps!!
THANKS!
wendy

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous love the colours

Lynn Stevens said...

Hels, You cracked me up with your crackle paint story! Your
Creation on the other hand deserves a round of applause! clap-clap-clap! Beautifully done

Shar said...

Great grunge! Lovin' the turquoise!

Sid said...

What a fantastic piece, love your colourway and it has loads of different elements which I love too !!

Effie said...

That's one fab little house!

Claireabelle said...

Stunning as usual girly!
x

elliemook said...

Wow, that is beautiful x

Andrea said...

just another stunning piece and who would of thought it started life as a photo frame, it looks far better now xx

Carolands said...

This is stunning xx

Hels said...

Wow, thanks everyone for your lovely comments...am so pleased that it has been popular..cos I still am liking it!!! In answer to the Q Chris...Grim keeps asking why another hangy piece???? And, I am runningout of room so there is a box getting fuller by the day LOL...thanks again xx

joanne wardle said...

gorgeous! I love the collage effect

Hazel said...

This is soooooo brilliant- I can see the inspiration behind it, but you have a style all of your own! The details are amazing!

Joy said...

Tis a gorgeous house Hels xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh Wow! Absolutely fabby hun ;)
Anne xx

craftytrog said...

This is totally fab missus! Lol at the crackled finger nail! xx

Susan said...

Just love this and you inspired me with this to use a Magnolia image I've been hoarding and now knowing what to do with! Love the colors and how you put this togther. Hope the crackle comes off before too long!

Susan

Kathy said...

Oh my word!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! How fabulous is this??? I love everything about it ~ every little and big detail!! WOW what a work of art!!
:)Kathy

Hels said...

Thanks again everyone :O))

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