Monday, 14 January 2013

Trains, planes and automobiles at FSC

Sorry, I am running late with this post which should have gone live yesterday,  I had intended to finish it on Saturday but instead my craft room has been totally gutted and in prep for painting and a total re-organisation.

This is a little wooden tray which I think came from Crafty Individuals  and I used a CI stamp too. With this very masculine theme at FSC I knew I wanted to do a mixed media piece, I found some Monopoly pieces and gathered together metal cogs etc and I also found some charms that fitted the bill too.


I started by making the little box first.







I stamped tissue paper with a range of stamps, then tore it into pieces and glued it to the inside of each compartment, overlapping if need be. When it was dry I stamped the outside edges of the box and then sanded it down in places adding vintage photo DI to age it. I also mixed some PaperArtsy satin glaze with vintage photo, watered it down and coated the tray all over to seal it and to age the stamping more. When that was dry I added all the little elements I had gathered together.


The backing board was covered with lots if strips of paper and hessian and I adhered more bits and pieces, covering them with gesso. As layers dried I sprayed with inks, added white acrylic paint and decorators filler. I finished with more sprays and paint and finally some treasure gold.



Maybe we will see you at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this next fortnight?

Have a great crafty week.

hugs {brenda} x0x

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38 comments:

Kathyk said...

Scrummy project, Brenda and how lucky you are to have a craft room - let alone having it revamped! Deeply envious. Hope you will share some before and after pix

Kathyk

Karin said...

wow its beautiful! love the texture and all the thingies on it!
have a nice week!

Fliss said...

What a fabulous creation Brenda. Just love all that wonderful texture and the stamping is gorgeous.
Good luck with the craft room!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Paper Profusion said...

I love this Brenda! Texture to die for and gorgeous ink and paint blending. The tray itself and the innner papers are wonderful - thanks for sharing about being able to water down the satin stain - good to know. All the little charms are super gorgeous and the way the filigree fits that corner 3d wise is brilliant! Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Sue said...

Brenda, this is just packed with such interesting elements...way to go!!
xxx

lynne said...

Absolutely love the texture achieved it is sensational Brenda.
The men suits this piece to perfection.
Have a lovely week.
Wishes
Lynne

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, Brenda...
was für ein exellentes Schmuckstück.
Eine großartige Arbeit, und tolle Details.

Herzlichst Sophie

inkypinkycraft said...

Amazing, love all the textures and layers looks fab and well worth the wait! Trace. X

Junibears said...

What a great creation Brenda! Hope you're well and free of these cold fluey things doing the rounds. Hugs xx

Margreet said...

Amazing how you can create such a masterpiece with adding all that stuff and spraying and covering and painting....compliments!
xxx Margreet

Lucy Edmondson said...

Terrific, love the combination of the compartment tray and the canvas. That is one of my favourite stamps,

Lucy x

Sue said...

This is totally scrummy Brenda I love it!!! huggles hun xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Brenda, your piece is stunning! So out of the box. Love how you added layers on top of your elements. So excited for your rehaul of your craft room! Have a great week. Hugs, Yvonne

Ellie Knol said...

I always love to see what all the DT members have done with the theme- this is beautiful, I like your take on the 'challenge'. It is GORGEOUS!


xxxx Ellie xxxx

Terry said...

Mixed Media Gorgeousness! Brenda, this is a wonderful masculine creation! Love how you added the little box, with all the images! Truly such a cool piece! Have a great week! Hugs!

Redanne said...

What a gorgeous piece Brenda! Loving all the texture, the soft muted colour and all your fabulous embellies. Hugs, Anne x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

this looks great Brenda!

Mrs.B said...

HI Brenda, This is a stunning project,and fabulous little details in the box.
Love the texture and finish on the backing.
Avril xx

butterfly said...

So cool, Brenda, and great to hear how you achieved all those fab effects! The stained sealant makes the box look brilliantly aged, and those painty cogs on the burlap are genius - love it!
Alison x

Daniele said...

what a great project love all the texture with the added frame
hugs

Meggymay said...

Fantastic project, so many wonderful details to look at and enjoy.
Yvonne x

Buttons said...

This was worth the wait!!! A canvas with added extras! Absolutely what you have done here Brenda. Totally inspiring. Hugs, Jenny x

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am a beginner at the Mixed Media...this is amazing- love the gears and...well everything. Awesome!

Marjie Kemper said...

How fabulous! Love all your charms, and espcially that texture with the gesso'd cogs and coins. The filigree corner adds so much interest in front of that bottom right box!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Brenda...so very creative hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

2amscrapper said...

love that word "scrummy". What a fantastic, detailed, technique-filled project!

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Brenda...there is so much texture, depth and interest in this project! The tray really brings another dimension, but also the way the men "sink" into the piece also looks incredible. It was great to see it in the unfinished stage and now like this!!! It is awesome Brenda!
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Brenda, that's another stunning project.

Shar said...

Wonderful piece! Love what you did with texture!

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome Brenda, the collage box filled with goodies and all the texture! Bravo!!!
Hugs Lynn

Juls said...

Stunning!! The Texture of this is just AMAZING!! Hugs Juls

trisha too said...

So many intricate details--this one really makes me wish I could touch!

Beautiful, Brenda!

:)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sensational piece of mixed media art, Brenda! Fantastic textures ad colors - adding the box was a fabulous idea - love all the sweet embellishments you included.

Hugs,
Linda

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, apologises for my latest in commenting on your beautiful canvas, It is stunning and inspired, so tactile. Your blog is always a real pleasure to visit. xx

nefertiti said...

Great work! just fabulous!!!bisous

Esther said...

This is just yummy Brenda..gorgeous everything ! Esther xx

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Wow - this creation is absolutely stunning:)
Love the color and everything else:D
*Hugs, Inger*

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Wow - your creation is stunning:D
Love everything about it!:D
*Hugs, Inger*