zaterdag 17 mei 2014

A mini frame, with a dragonfly..

 I first went through my basket with some leftover pieces of colored cardstock for the background. I found two pieces, but they were both too small. 
No problem, just tear one part, and stamp a script on the bottom part. 
The dragonfly has been stamped on watercolor paper and on some acetate from packaging. I cut them out, and colored the first with distress paint and heated the second one with the heat tool, so the wings would be lifted, to get a 3D effect. 
The mini frame is really mini, only 8 x 8 centimeters. It was really ugly to start with, and ready to be thrown away, after years of getting yellowish in the sun, as some wood tend to do.  I painted it with white acrylic paint after a few layers of gesso. I painted a thick layer of quick crackle and let it dry overnight. I painted it with another layer white acrylic paint, and watched it crack. After it dried, I added some color with distress ink tea dye, and some Pan Pastel, and misted it with water to let the color run over the crackled background. I stamped the same script as mentioned in an earlier step onto the crackled frame.  

 Hope you like it!

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. craft-roomchallenge - recycle (the frame and the acetate has been recycled)
2. our creative corner - leftovers
3. The artistic stamper - in the garden

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14 opmerkingen:

  1. Wat een kunstwerkje, Ellie! Prachtig om te zien!

  2. Wat een kunstwerkje, Ellie! Prachtig om te zien!

  3. This is absolutely wonderful, Ellie!
    LOVE your mini frame!!!

    Claudia x

  4. That's enchanting, Ellie - I love the finish on the frame with that wonderful shabby chic text, andt he dragonfly is beautiful!
    Alison xx

  5. This is so beautiful Ellie , love the way you framed it.
    Yvonne x

  6. Me again, Ellie,

    to say a huge thank you for sharing this beautiful, beautiful creation with us at Our Creative Corner!

    Claudia xx

  7. Zo, die is mooi geworden!! Nu nog een mooi plekje vinden......

    Gr. GZ

  8. Gosh!! this is just sooooooo pretty! that dragonfly is just gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  9. What a gorgeous frame, the dragonfly is stunning Ellie! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison xxx

  10. So beautiful and delicate frame.

    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Craft-Room Challenge, welcome again;-))m

  11. HI Ellie - this is beautiful, I love the distressed look and the dragonfly is gorgeous..Thanks for sharing with us at Craft-room...Esther xx

  12. Ellie this is such a beautiful creation! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner! Love from Laura xxx

  13. Completely forgot to say thank you so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!
    Alison x

  14. Love it! Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper challenge this month :)


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