Sunday 30 December 2012

Surprise Us for New Year at FSC

We have a very special challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges to welcome in 2013.
For the next 2 weeks we want you to surprise us and hopefully you will be surprised by and enjoy the samples on the challenge blog.

In fact this is a very special project for the design team as we are posting out our samples anonymously as a Secret Santa to each other.
I wonder who is gonna get mine?
Hope they like it and I wonder what I will receive in return? Ooooooh so exciting.

So onto my shadow box.
1. Gave it a coat of white gesso to seal the wood and provide a base for more paints and inks.
2. Painted over white acrylic and some Fresco finish Inky Pool and Claudine Hellmuth Altered Orange, with just a tiny touch of black here and there.
3. When dry sanded it down and took some edges back to the wood.
4. Rubbed some Walnut Stain DI into the worn edges and corners using a wet-wipe to take away unwanted ink.
5. Using the wet-wipe rubbed in white acrylic paint to lighten any areas again.
6. I have used the lovely PaperArtsy sewing stamps for this project and stamped one of the text stamps around the frame using walnut stain DI.

7. I created the background using one of the techniques I learned from Andy Skinner but changed it (as you do) to suit my colours. I used the TH sewing themed embossing folders and the dry brushing technique.
I glued some torn stamped tissue paper over the top and added crackle paint around a couple of edges.

8. Stamped embellishments are again Paperartsy using Prismacolor pencils and DI.
9. Sprayed the dress form and label with spray and shine to give more depth and raised them using thick foam pads.

11. Used card covered with black, brown and gold acrylic paint to make the wings and used TH Heart Wings die. When dry I painted them with watered red metallic paint and a coppery rub on.

10. Gathered lots of other bits and pieces together and aged them using a combination of walnut stain, treasure gold, red metallic paint and patina victorian gold.

11. I didn't add too much on the outside as I thought it would detract from the detail of the inside. However I love the half spool with flowers and twined bindwire.

Do pop over and be inspired by our fabulous team and maybe you will come and join us with an entry?

New Years Eve tomorrow and we will be getting ready to have some friends and the family to welcome in 2013.

I wish you all a happy evening and hope that the new year brings you joy, peace, health, hope, love and friendship.

Have fun and be creative.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts - Anything but a card
Vintage Stamping Challenges - Pocket full of Posies