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