Saturday, January 3, 2015

Sisters - A journey in mixed media

I colored this merged Saturated Canary stamp a while ago for my sister "in-law" - she is more of a sister to me.  I have been holding onto it trying to find the best way to present it to her.  I looked at 4x4 shadow boxes, regular frames etc but nothing really spoke to me. 

Then I was walking though Hobby Lobby and I came across these paper mache frames and I thought I can do that!

So I bought one...really cheap, only 2.99 and thought well if I screw it up no biggie.  So I watched a few of Gabrielle Pollacco (love her art) videos on YouTube to get some inspiration.  Here is the final frame that I created. 

I colored the Wild Orchid Flowers from I Brake For Stamps with Heidi Swapp's Color Shine Spritz in Gold, Pink, Lavender, and Blue. 

I created a texture paste (another DIY from Gabrielle)...smells good too...and my stencils for some texture along the sides.  The colors along the outside of the frame were done with Lumiere paints (and my finger). 

The metal flowers and rose are from Tim Holtz along with the walnut stain distress ink I used around the frame to age it.

I added some lace around the opening and VOILA...unique frame.  I hope she loves it as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!


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