' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: My precious Treasure

Friday 9 March 2018

My precious Treasure

I am delighted to be featured on the A Vintage Journey blog today as a Pinworthy guest after my Snowman wowed the DT.

I have to say when I discovered the chosen theme for Vintage Journey's challenge in March, I felt panic... using some of my Treasure... How will I be able to cope?!! But cope I have and it is certainly better to use these precious items rather than keeping them for that elusive special occasion!

Today my main treasure is a beautiful resin frame by Prima.

I started with a gessoed canvas and applied texture paste through 2 stencils.

I added pieces of cardstock and die cuts before coating everything with black gesso for a dark base.

For colours and shimmer I used DecoArt Extreme Sheen paints as well as Paper Artsy Frescos, in shades of blue, violet and green.

To add interest to the background I did a bit of stamping and embossing, all in shimmering or glitter EPs.

The frame was treated in the same way with a coat of black gesso followed by some Extreme Sheen paint.

For embellishments, I finally opened an old packet of glitters and sequins and used them alongside some Glitterbitz and micro beads.
I created a few metallic embellishments with bottle caps, the top one has also a glass bead that magnifies the image but doesn't photograph too well!

Stencils: The Crafter's Workshop Garden gate and Dutch Doobadoo A5 Fabric
Paints: DecoArt Extreme Sheen paints, Paper Artsy Frescos
Mediums: Pebeo White Gesso; DecoArt black Gesso, Golden Gel medium
Stamps: The Artistic Stamper Chicken wire and Harlequin
Embossing powder : WOW Sea Glass, Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Silver Pearl and Tropic Red.

Another look at the completed piece at an angle...

I hope you will be inspired by my treasure....
Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the Mixed Media Monthly, WOW Embossing powders, We Love To Create, Creative Artiste and The Artistic Stamper challenges.
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  1. Pretty mixed media piece Christine.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Such a lovely canvas, Christine! I love those colors and your layout! How difficult it must have been to use that treasured frame! What is it about our craft supplies that makes us want to hang onto them?

    Thank you for being our Pinworthy Guest at A Vintage Journey and for your hard work on your gorgeous work of art!Hugs!

  3. AWESOME canvas, I love your colors and textures!

  4. Great use of your treasure Christine and I am sure you have loads more to use like the rest of us. Beautiful piece.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  5. Oh la la, mais j'en ai loupé des choses ... !!
    Ton canvas est magnifique !!!!
    BRAVO pour cette belle réalisation pour a Vintage Journey !!!!

  6. A super canvas. Great sense of depth with your textures, colours and stamping.
    Thank you for joining in with our March challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Good luck x

  7. Great canvas, thank you for joining the challenge on The Artistic Stampers blog.