Friday 4 September 2015

Home Sweet Home for A Vintage Journey

Today sees our new challenge at A Vintage Journey with Jennie at the helm, her choice of theme to give us a focus this month is 'home sweet home'.

 I was really tight for time so just a few process step photos and a quick explanation of how I went about making this. Altogether I wanted to create a shadow box for a kitchen or cafe that has a warm and vintage feel with brightish cups and vintage wallpapered wall.

I lightly painted the frame with white gesso leaving some of the wood exposed. I cut and adhered papers from the wallflower set making sure I gave them a coat of matte medium over the top to seal the edges as well as the paper itself. When it was dry I blended over some fossilized amber DI and hydrangea archival and used a picket fence distress paint dabber to firstly blend the white paint in random areas and then dab it on with my fingers to blend the colours and papers together. To finish I sanded areas and added my new favourite brown DI, ground espresso.

For the cups and saucer I experimented with the faux gilded technique by Wendy Vecchi using hydrangea, orange blossom and watering can archival inks and stamped the words in potting soil using Tim's hashtags set.

For the background is another piece of the wallflower set stencilled with latticework and fossilized amber DI

Having got myself started on everything I began to assemble the parts, gathering ephemera for the background wall ......

... putting the cups and saucer together .......

... then making up the collage adding dimension with the clock and photobooth picture using foam pads.

Once completed I added a word band altered with distress paints and ....

... a bookplate with the word 'home' in it.

Thanks Jennie for a great challenge theme, I hope you will be able to join us with an entry and keep a look out for our Summertime winner and Pinworthies next week.

I'm off to Basingstoke this morning as I am one of those people who got an Apple Iphone 6+ when it first came put and Apple have reported that some of the early ones seem to have a problem with the cameras. I can't say I've noticed it but best to get it checked and replaced as I use it a lot for taking pictures.
Thanks for stopping by and have a gbreat weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx