Friday 31 August 2012

My News - Crafty Individuals - Altered Frame

Hi Everyone, I have some amazing news today, Jean at Crafty Individuals has asked me to be on her design team. You can imagine how excited I was when I received the email and of course I said 'yes' straight away, what an honour and how fabulous to be working with such a brilliant, versatile and vintage range of stamps. I have collected a number of their stamps together and I hope to be using some new ones to the range soon as well.

So this is my first piece to introduce myself to the team and the blog. I chose to use some images from the ephemera sheets and make this textured, altered frame. I would love it if you popped over to the CI Blog to leave me a message there.

I began by giving this paper substrate triple frame a coat of household undercoat paint and once dry I used a range of cream, beige and blue paints, applying them with different utensils and stippling with a brush to get a textured feel to it. Into the paint I added some torn tissue tape and torn pieces of paper - just cheap copy paper blended with some PanPastels then stamped with CI 161 text, CI 308 and CI 307 ticket stamps. This also was used for the frame backing papers. After that I mixed white acrylic and rock candy crackle paint and stippled over in various places to get more texture.

The CI 'Life's Journey 1' images were adhered to brown painted mini canvases with some stamping, lace and buttons.

The sides and insides of the frames were covered with tissue tape and the bookplate, banner and other embellishments finish it off.

Thanks for looking today. I look forward to showing you more pieces using those fabulous Crafty Individuals stamps and products that can be found at the on-line store.

Have yourself a creative day.

hugs {brenda} xox

Thought I would look for a few challenges this fits -
Out of a Hat Creations - Favourite technique or product (This includes several favourite techniques and of course my most fave products at the moment are from Crafty Individuals) Good one girls.

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes

Try it on Tuesday - Travel

The Shabby Tea Room - Summer Cottage