Monday, January 23, 2017

In the frame by Astrid

Hello lovely Shimmerz friends, it's Astrid here today sharing a little project with you.
I have a friend who is going through a hard time, so this is a little gift for her.
These are the products I used:
Past- Eez: Tree Hugger
AcriTonez: Peas be Mine
Coloringz: Don't Be Suede
Schimmeringz: Concrete
Vibez: Don't Rain on My Parade
All available in the Store of course

I started with the frame. On a bit of mount board I dabbed some of the Paste_Eez with my finger to created texture. While still wet I dropped in some Ancient Silver embossing powder and some little artstones and then dried with my heat gun.

Next I went to work with my chosen sprays until it looked like this:

Sadly the photo does not show how the bright turquoise paste turns into a beautiful patina with the help of the sprays..

For the inside panel I took a piece of scrapbook paper, covered it with clear gesso and when that had dried some clear crackle glaze. Once the cracks had appeared I scraped on a thin layer of the Acritonez paint just here and there with a little palette knife and then added some of the same spray lightly around the edges, dabbing any excess with some kitchen roll.

I matted the central panel on some white card for contrast, adhered it to the background and that was pretty much it.

Thanks for your visit and  if you order something from the store, just mention my name in your order and you will get a free gift, - how cool is that?


Annie said...

As always you showcase Shimmerz products beautifully Astrid x your friend will love this stunning card x love the gorgeous background and the altered scrapbook paper

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Dorthe said...

A beautiful card for your friend, dear. The frame is gorgeous with the silver embossing, and so beautiful the panel with the crackle, and lovely colortones. Thank you for showing, dear. xoxo

XxJULESxX said...

What a beautiful creation! your friend will love it

CreativSpirit said...

Very beautiful.

Helen Wallace said...

Beautiful texture on the border Astrid and a lovely gift for your friend.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! An absolutely stunning gift for your friend Astrid. The textures and colours on the frame are superb and I love the gorgeous crackle finish on the focal image. A beautiful gift, made with much love .. your friend will treasure this for sure.

mamablitger said...

So very pretty... Lovely colors, fabulous texture on the frame... Just love the result.
Thank you for sharing your lovely art Astrid.
Hugs from Monica.

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a wonderful piece of art here Astrid, it´s soooo beautiful as everything you ever do, and these wonderful blue flowers will definitely put a smile on your friends face, they´re just fabulous and you made it all fit sooo perfect with them here too. Wonderful work hun.

Paper Profusion said...

This looks absolutely wonderful Astrid. Thank-you for sharing technique. Nicola x

butterfly said...

I really love the subtle crackle finish you've given that gorgeous image, and the frame is so full of glorious texture. Beautiful shimmering finish as always, and what a lovely gift for your friend.
Alison x