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