Monday, 28 September 2009

In The Frame....

....well, sort of...actually, I just altered another one of those cheapy piccie frames :O))




The frame was sanded, I applied Trad Tan and Landscape Green Claudine Hellmuth acrylic paints using a babywipe to get a smooth streaky effect. I used Glimmer Mists to make it sparkle and then painted the whole surface with Rock Candy Cracklepaint. When this had dried I saw the error of my ways...the Glimmer Mists had kind of melted off into pools of colour....yikes, it looked a mess, so I got another babywipe and went over the top of the whole lot with Traditional Tan....and it worked! The green shows thru a bit but best of all , the Rock Candy really loves paint over the top and it emphasised the crackles :O))



The art inside is made up from various shapes cut from Nesties and the Slice, inked with Distress Inks and then stamped with Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps....mmm....**scratches head** have I mentioned before that I looooove those stamps????LOL




I made some Grungepaper embellies for the frame, using Distress Inks to colour and more Studio 490 stamps, along with a couple of the Flower Power flowers from The Artistic Stamper.




Once assembled, I added some little brown pearls from my finds tin and a few pieces of Idea-ology to finish off.

Thanks for looking...have a great week!

Hels x

21 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful X

helen said...

Wicked! Probably said this before but it was good to meet you on Saturday.

Hels said...

Thanks!! :O))

Sandy said...

Wow this is beautiful.
Fantastic work.

Jennie said...

Lovely piece :)
xx

Andrea said...

this looks as divine as ever Mrs, love the flowers x

Carolands said...

This is gorgeous Hels, love the colours, green being my favourite x

Effie said...

Lovely colours.....love that green.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's gorgeous Hels and the flowers are fabby :)
Anne xx

Sally H said...

Wow! That is so stunning, Hels! I love the colours x

Angelnorth said...

Looks great Hels, love the stacked/off centre hearts in the middle and the layered flowers look great,

* Shaz * said...

Oooooh scrummy beautiful xx

Shar said...

Lovin' those lovely layers!!

Juls~ said...

Hiya Hels!

Terrific frame! Sometimes our *mistakes* make for the coolest ideas! Love the tone & flowers * stamp! All so pretty!

{Hugs}

Juls~

Wanda H said...

Wonderful!!!! I need to do a frame.

Karen said...

Truly fab Hels xxx

Hels said...

Thanks everyone :O))

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!
This is totally amazing!
Such beautiful work!
hugs
kim x

JeanFB said...

What a wonderful, beautiful, textural piece! Hels, I love how you share your "oopsies" as well as how you correct them! It gives us all hope, LOL!

Debby said...

Oh my gosh this is gorgeous!

Minxy said...

Oh my, how absolutly gorjuss is this piece... i love it... i only have one thing to say and thats i think it would look just that little bit better hanging on my wall lol

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