Sunday 29 September 2019

Vintage Girls Canvas

Hi There,
Today I am sharing a sweet Vintage Themed framed Canvas
featuring Scrap FX products.

This flat canvas is mounted in a distressed antique frame.
I highlighted the floral edges of the frame with Antique gold Art Alchemy wax.
The mounting board was covered with strips of blue gears & measurement washi tapes.

I applied grit texture paste & crackle texture paste through the beautiful
Flourish Panel stencil onto a 12 x 18 inch flat canvas. Covering most of the surface.
I also randomly stamped into the wet crackle paste with the Medallion Stamp.
Once dry I laid out my ephemera & took a photo before glueing anything in place.
This gives a reference for my original idea to refer back to later.

The focal point of my canvas is the lovely photo of these little girls 
all dressed up in gorgeous gingham dresses to have their photo portrait.
I scanned a copy of the original onto thick matte photo paper.
Aged this with Distress Collage medium that dries with a crazed effect.
Similar treatment given to vintage Australian postcard,
then torn in two to mat the photo.
Scrap FX chipboards with vintage & Floral themes
are beautiful accompaniments.

were all colored with Finnabair Art Alchemy paints
in Opal Magic Blue Gold & Sparks Magical Pond.

Before applying the ephemera with matte gel medium
the background was watercoloured & then dry brushed 
with blue & brown paints to highlight the beautiful textures.

 Other elements from my stash helped to build up the layers.
Gauze, cotton thread & art stones were later dry brushed with the same paints.

 Thanks for taking the time to read how I turned a vintage photo into a lovely home decor artwork
with beautiful products from Scrap FX & a little imagination!
Cheers for now
Deb Adams 

Saturday 14 September 2019

Vintage Collage Faux Beeswax

Hi There
Today I am sharing two Vintage Collage Plaques
with a Faux Beeswax finish.

I really love this vintage style.
The ornate vintage chipboards from Scrap FX 
suit this style perfectly.
Most of the ephemera are Tim Holtz or Prima products.
The finish over the collage elements is created with 
Emerald Creek Vintage Beeswax embossing powder 
from the Seth Apter Baked Texture range.
I just love the translucent, warm, slightly milky surface this creates.

Behind the dapper gentleman I have used the Grandfather Clock chipboard
painted with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain.
Also then dipped in my UTEE mixture (shown below) & heat embossed.
Love this aged finish where you can still see all the fine details
of the clock, pendulum & ornate case.

The two clock hands have been given a similar treatment.
Then layered over a cog with a split pin.
Also love that Kinsmen cigar label!

Here is my UTEE recipe:
A combined mixture of mostly Clear, Platinum with a hint of black UTEE 
(Ultra thick embossing powder) Store in a sealed container.
This forms the most unusual effect when applied over Distress STAIN.

Apply distress stain (I love tarnished brass) (can use pewter or copper too)
to chipboard pieces or areas to cover.
Dry with heat tool or leave to dry.
Dab surface with embossing dabber or Versamark inkpad.
Dip into UTEE mix and tap off.
Heat with a heat tool until the mixture melts, bubbles & swirls
to make a really unique finish.
I often dip into mix again while hot to give a thicker layer
or the single layer can give a more bubbled surface.
Fun to experiment with!

Here is my other Plaque.    Love this little chap!
Paper Dolls are such fun to create with.

Here I have used the embossed Spiral Circle Window frame 
and the Vine Leaf Corner frame cut into 2 pieces.

The chipboard pieces and some of the ephemera have been embedded
 in the embossed faux beeswax layer while still warm.
The beeswax layer was repeated twice.

So hard to show the full effect in the photos.
Both these embossing effects are really cool if you like a vintage style.
Which I adore!! Will definitely be doing more projects like this.
Thanks for taking the time to read.
Cheers  Deb Adams

Saturday 7 September 2019

Mr & Mrs Sparkle Wedding Cards

Hi There
I am sharing these gorgeous wedding cards I made 
featuring the Layered Mr & Mrs Die set from Paper Rose.

I really love this sentiment. It is large & dramatic.

So beautiful when matched with Rose Gold foiled papers.

Hard to see but really effective simply cut from glitter cardstocks.
I used an inlay technique to embed the sentiment.
The Stitched Square Frame was also embedded to make a crisp border.

The top white layer slightly offset to give a more shadowed effect.

Rose Gold & Macrame - always popular!
Lovely for a garden or country wedding.

Thanks for taking the time to read.
Cheers   Deb Adams