Saturday, 1 July 2017

Things with wings - Fairy Girls

It's the 1st of July and time for another challenge over at Country View Challenges. The theme is 'Things with Wings' and as I am in a very vintage mode at the moment I decided to use the paper dolls and make my own wings to add to these two cute girls.


Wings
Paint a piece of thin card with white tinting base to seal it.
Dip in watery washes of titan buff and medium grey v6.
Sponge over some white tinting base and gently shake some vintage glitter powder over it and heat set it.


Take the butterfly die-cuts, spritz them with water and with a tiny paint brush gently pull quinacridone gold and raw umber round the edges of the wings and drip the most tiniest amount in a couple of random places and heat dry.


Take your chosen vintage photo and add the wings. I also added a small amount of quin gold to the girls as well.


For the background
Stamp dictionary text onto brown card, create a collage over it and scrape some white tinting base over with a palette knife.


Paint over with ultra matte varnish or matte medium to seal it before then dribbling raw umber, quinacridone red and paynes grey around the edges of the collage pieces, spritzing with water and drying to create the aged look.


Gather together some embellishments, dip them, paint them and age them.


The shadowbox is made of light wood so I sanded it roughly all over and then gave it a coat of raw umber and titanium white antiquing cream, keeping them separate colours to put onto the wood and blended them on there so I got light and dark contrasts as well as the blended hues between. I used my finger to rub the colours onto the front of the frame and then used a wet paint brush to colour the outside. I took a damp babywipe and gently knocked it back a little and left it to fully dry. Then I sanded where I wanted to see some wear and tear and used a blending tool and ground espresso distress ink. To finish off I used a small piece of kitchen scourer sponge and using the scouring side I lightly rubbed some more of the white antiquing cream over the top to create a more shabby look. I realised as I was doing it I could quite as easily used the tinting base or titanium white media acrylic which would have been more permanent - but after it dried a light coat of matte medium sealed it beautifully.


Assemble.


I always try to ground people when they are standing upright so they don't look as though they are floating in mid air, today I used a quote chip for that purpose.


All paints and mediums are from the DecoArt Media range.

Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing you enter a project over the next four weeks.

hugs Brenda xxx

30 comments:

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Brenda I adore what you created, love love love it. Hugs Debsxx

Joanna said...

Beautiful!

Valerija said...

What a great project. Love it!

Craftyfield said...

Difficult to believe it's all brand new items in that make! Great tutorial Brenda and I picked up some aging and distressing tips (sounds odd when I say it out loud, but you'll know what I mean!). Fabulous project.

Kaz Hall said...

Ooo this is just perfect! Love the colour tones ( my favourites) another beautiful make xx hope you are good xx

Kaz xx

Mrs.B said...

Love how you've achieved such an aged look to everything. A fabulous piece.
Avril xx

Crafty Humphreys said...

Such a beautiful project hun. I bet thus would sell super fast at the Packhouse! Suz Humphreys xxx

Juls said...

Fabulous xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda and a great "how to"! Vintage perfection, these two just look glorious with their home made wings!!

hazel said...

A wonderful vintage piece Brenda.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

Only you can make rust look pretty Brenda. This is an amazing piece and thank you so much for the step by step, lot of ideas to squirrel away. Have a lovely weekend. Sue xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous vintage shadow box! Great techniques in your step by step tutorial! Have a wonderful weekend! xx

Miriam said...

wow! Fabulous project Brenda - your usual soft, vintage style - I love it!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A WONDERFUL shadow box ... AMAZING! What a stunning piece! Adorable!

Corrie Herriman said...

That is stunning Brenda ! Love it !
Corrie xx
PS. I hope your leg is getting better !

Hazel Agnew said...

So much attention to detail Brenda. Love your creation. A special moment in time has been captured. Xx

Angela Radford said...

Beautiful Brenda, fabulous detail. Angela xXx

rachel said...

This is fabulous brenda - those paperdolls look fabulous in that frame - gorgeous piece of work! Hugs rachel x

Redanne said...

The frame is beautifully aged and the girls and butterfly wings look amazing with the Quin Gold edges. A stunning creation! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous project Brenda, great details and wonderful colour tones.
Yvonne xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow simply stunning Brenda, I really love how you created the wings and I'm definitely going to 'borrow' that idea :)
Hugs
Donna xx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is amazing, Brenda!! I love the butterfly wings on the girls!! The layers, the colors, everything is stunning!! Vintage perfection!! I truly appreciate you taking the time to write out your process, too!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

A Pink said...

Love the aged feel running through the whole project- those butterflies are a dream and love how you have bled the quin gold onto the 2 girls creating wonderful continuity. Fabulous project Brenda
hugs x

Jane said...

What a fabulous make Brenda. Those little girls look brilliant with wings.some lovely rusty bits too. We're just on our way home xxx

Rita said...

Spectacular make Brenda. Love the vintage look too. Hope your leg is healing up nicely. Hugs Rita xxxx

Patty O'Malley said...

This is fantastic, Brenda! I love the angel wings on the girls and the background you created.

Annie said...

Wow Brenda xx this is absolutely stunning xx love the amazing background details and the quin gold and red look perfect for creating the aged feel on the photograph and wings x beautifully finished off in your shadow box.....love it!!!!! Very inspiring xx
Sending huge healing hugs
Annie xx

butterfly said...

Simply stunning, Brenda! I just love your slightly rusted girls and their slightly rusted wings - such a cool effect! And the layers and composition which make up the whole piece give it a wealth of detail and story to be imagined. Glorious!
Alison x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the depth of the frame and how you aged the edges. Love those touches if rust on the wings and paper dolls. Gorgeous piece. Tracy x

pearshapedcrafting said...

So beautiful! Couldn't stop scrolling! Chrisx