Monday 28 January 2019

Frames for Tando

I am sharing this project over on the Tando blog today, it's one of Di's mini printer trays and I've used it to encapsulate some butterfly images .....

 .... which makes them look as though they are floating in frames.

Process steps
Glue two of the frame pieces together and leave one single and paint all of the pieces with a coat of primitive chalky finish paint.

Cut a cellophane bag (still with two pieces together) to fit the inside of the double frame and glue it down.

Open the cellophane up so that you have lifted the top piece and you're working in the middle of it. Glue on some butterflies. (mine are free images downloaded from the internet).

 Then lay the top piece of cellophane back down adhering it to the outside of the frame and then glue the single top frame over it. You have now encapsulated the butterflies inside the cellophane which makes them look as though they are floating in the frames and are totally protected.

Dip all the pieces in some watery quinacridone gold and add some tissue tape to the outside of the cover.

Stamp alphabet/numbers with black archival ink and scrape gesso randomly down the front and inside left covers.

Create a darker edge to 'frame' the piece by first dabing some watery burnt umber round the edges and spritz with water - heat dry. Then mix some burnt umber with paynes grey and slide the brush around the edges.

Dabble a little burnt umber randomly on the frame, leave to dry naturally - using a heat gun could melt the cellophane!. When dry scrape some white gesso over with a tine palette knife.

Glue the layered frames onto the back cover and add some words on the inside cover .....

..... - mine are computer generated.

Create a butterfly panel as the focus on the front cover, I simply used scraps of patterned papers and butterfly from a Tim Holtz ephemera pack. I added another computer generated saying.

There we have the outside covers ......

..... and the inside ones.

The theme this week over on the Tando blog is frames and I am really happy with my sample and interpretation.

Thanks for stopping by and .....


DecoArt fluid media acrylic paints - quinacridone gold, burnt umber, paynes grey
DecoArt media mediums - white gesso, matte medium
DecoArt chalky finish paint - Primitive
Butterfly images
Stamped, bought or computer generated quotes/sayings.