Wednesday 8 June 2011

Gingersnap Creations Visiting Artist 2

Here is my second contribution to the 'Shopping' theme at Gingersnap Creations and where this week the Supply Challenge is to use packing materials. This is my take -

A hanging with a photograph of my children when they were very small and a box to send or keep it in.

This box came with some paper roses in from QVC and I saved it to use for recycling, but you can see I have put it to even better use. Often my cards have 3D embellishments that won't allow them to fit in an envelope and I thought that's what I would use it for, but I decided to make a hanging to go with it instead. I wanted to keep it in a vintage - collage style.

I have used a number of techniques here and a collection of embellishments. I used packaging, as in another box, for the main mount.

 Underneath the fabrics you can just see some gesso, texturised, dried and covered with DIs.

This is ordinary packing tape which is shiny, so I stamped onto it using household white acrylic paint and re-inkers.

Do you like my flower? Can you believe I made it from packaging too? I thought a tutorial might be in order for this one. It's made from the thick acetate packing that the ideaology embellishments come in.

Supplies for the box -
Chocolate Suede Crown paint
White acrylic paint
Studio semi gloss acrylic paint - landscape green
Crackle paint - old paper
DIs - walnut stain
Re-Inker - black soot
Crackle Accents
Packing materials used - box, brown tissue paper, brown wrapping paper, paper bag with vintage images

I layered -
dry brush chocolate and white paint
landscape green paint through a mesh from a takeaway Chinese meal box
crackle paint numbers using a template
stamped flourishes using white acrylic paint mixed with black soot
spray and shine
collage - brown bag, stamped tissue paper, vellum, fabric, lace, brown paper, net, postcard and fairy, label, ticket, corrugated card bird, paper flower, butterfly (download)

Supplies for the hanging -
Recycled cardboard (from another old box)
DIs - walnut stain, tattered rose, weathered wood
AIs - pink sherbert, watermelon, cranberry, gold mixative
Stamps La Blanche
Studio gesso
Chocolate Suede Crown paint
White acrylic paint
Pearlidoodles - pink and blue
Parcel tape
Plastic packaging
Recycled tissue paper used as packaging in a box
TH tattered florals die
MS scalloped punch
Embellishments - lace, tulle, fabrics, trimming
Wire and beads
Run 'n Buff

Steps to make the hanging
1. Rubbed DIs over the cardboard
2. Painted and stipple using the suede household paint and white acrylic paint.
3. Applied gesso and stamped into to get texture. Left it to dry overnight.
4. Rubbed DIs over the gesso but wanted to keep it light in colour.
5. Die cut the plastic with the TH tattered florals die and made the flower
6. Stamped with paint over the packing tape.
7. Inked the edges of stamped tissue paper, music paper, scrap of patterned paper and brown paper torn from the cardboard.
8. Printed out the photograph and the label.
9. Assembled hanging using embellishments and elements prepared.
10. Applied rub 'n buff and pearlidoodles over the box and gesso to give the pearlised effects.

This was a bit of a long project, it challenged me, I loved making it and I am very pleased with the end results.


luv and hugs {brenda]

Challenges to have fun with -
Crafts and me - Stamp something



Margreet said...

what a beautiful and lovely creation Brenda....thanks for the detailed's a good learning process for me!...I should love to see a tut about that flower!
xxx Margreet

Gram's Treasures said...

Lots of bits and bobs to this creation, and from your description quite a bit of time. I can tell you are having must be raining! lol. Projects like this take you back down memory lane, no? Lovely work! Have yourself a wonderful day.
Joyce xx

Unknown said...

Just go blooming gorgeous & with a tut as well. That flower is amazing hon xx

Juls said...

stunning stunning keepsake!!! Loving the mix of colours and textures, what a fabulous project! Hugs Juls

Junibears said...

Love this post Brenda. The hanging with pics of your children is lovely. And the decorated box. I told what I thought! You never sleep!! LOL! Hugs xx

Irene said...

Wow Brenda, you,ve created a masterpiece and finished off with that incredible flower. I love it.
Irene x

trisha too said...

Brenda, what a beautiful piece--definitely a better use for the box, but it's still kind of recycled, right?


2amscrapper said...

Gorgeous--well worth the time it took to make--loved reading about all the details. You really nailed this Gingersnap assignment. Helene

Netty said...

Terrific pieces for Gingersnaps and great recycling Brenda. Annette x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous projects Brenda! :) Love Love, Love that flower!!


Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful project to be treasured.
LOve all the techniques
Lisa x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous vintage piece, wonderful keepsake and beautifully embellished, encased in a gorgeous box. Tracy x

The Dolphin Inn said...

Hi honey, I just had to come over and have a peek at your recycled project - you had me intrigued - this is fantastic, I loooooooooove the textures and mediums, what an absolute treasure, hope you are well, take care xxx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Brenda! Love the vintage look and all those textures. And the flower is beautiful! can't believe it was made from packaging, amazing! what a lovely keepsake!

Hugs Sue xx

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible keepsake. Love all your elements and well thought out details. Love the fact you printed on shipping tape, might have to try that...hope you too are having a good week. take care dearie, gerri

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

What a stunning creation and with two gorgeous little boys too! Love your style Brenda - any spare rooms at yours so I can move in and your talent can rub off on me LOL......


Jen said...

What an amazing creation!! That flower is amazing! So many cool details!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous makes love all your special detail Brenda and what a beautiful pic of yours too Hugs
Sarah x

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous! Love all the pieces that make up this breathtaking project!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful pieces of art.