I only had time to post one photo of my creation yesterday, so I could enter it in the Finnabair Blog Hop & Comfort Challenge.
I took some photos as I was making this and so would like to share some of my creative process.
I started with a backing of framer's matt board. 14.5 x 11 " Distressed & inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink & Wendy Vecchi Background stamp.
Papers used from Prima Sunrise Sunset Collection 12 x 12.
I fussy cut and layered scallop strips from 'Aura' Lace strip paper to fill in 14.5" side.
I distressed & inked edges with punches, distress tool & Vintage photo distress ink. I double stitched around 12 x 12 lace paper base, attaching a strip of real cream lace to right side edge.
I blotted and splattered base with black tea & sprayed a mixture of tea & left over gold Color Shine, then glued down with 3D Matte Gel. Leaving distress edges raised.
Close up of beautiful edges.
Primed surface with Clear Gesso.
Printed off & cut out Title from heavy cardstock. Coloured with tea mix & D Inks.
Cut Strips of leftover papers, prima printed canvas sheets, & tattered banner strips I had in my stash. Distress & ink the edges. Collect an array of embellishments and lace.
I had to use inkjet photos, so protected them with soft matte gel. Has given them a hazy smoky look. Ok with it. Looks cool. I mounted my photos on kraft heavy cardboard. Distressed & inked edges.
Used Tim Holtz flourish stencil with mixture of crackle pastes above.
Finally layered paper & fabric strips in cross hatch pattern. Applied with Soft Matte gel.
Metal and other embellishments applied with 3D Matte Gel.
Light spray and splatter using Colour Shine & Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays.
Final highlights with Frosted Mica Flakes and Platinum Glass Glitter.
Thanks for reading. I would appreciate any feedback as these are my very first blog entries.
Cheers, Debbie Adams