So in my local town a new shop called The Range has just opened which sells all kinds of homeware items including loads of frames - I saw some deep box frames which come in a variety of sizes and ended up buying three of the white 12x12 ones as I want to create something to hang on my staircase walls.
After being so happy with my recent grunge paste on hessian trial here I decided to try to create something like that but on a larger scale:
I started with a square of hessian and smoothed on a coat of grunge paste, once dry I added a second coat and allowed to dry throughly before sanding gently.
Then I decided to use my much unloved Gelatos - I used five different colours in the pink, orange, yellow type sticks. Adding water and drying, going in with more colour again until I was happy:
Then I totally stopped taking photos and before I knew it I was all done - oops!
Anyway I stamped the butterfly collage stamp, which is a Prima/Finn stamp, using black archival in the centre of the panel then extended it some by adding more splatters with a black pen and also additional stamping using her don't forget to fly stamp plate. I then cut, pulled and torn the edges of the hessian to attempt to make it look naturally frayed:
I torn a mount for my hessian and painted it with Vintage Lace Fresco paint but this just wasn't the right colour when I layered them so I added a light layer of Snowflake with my brayer - much better. I then distressed the edges of both the hessain and the torn mount using Walnut Stain distress ink.
I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the frame, layered the brayer paper on top followed by the hessian panel - I stuck them all using gel medium as I don't want them falling off whilst hung up on the wall! I had planned to use more embellishments and had some lasercut wooden butterflies to add but when it came to it I preferred it without them.
Then it was all done:
I have the other two frames left which I want to create similar pieces for in different colour schemes (I'm thinking maybe a blue/green and a orange/yellow/brown maybe?) and then I'm going to arrange them on my stair wall as a kind of triptych piece hopefully!
I'd like to link my make to the current Paperartsy challenge which is Altered Grunge Paste, to find out more and see the DT inspiration click HERE.
I would also like to link my project to the current Artful Times challenge which is Tattered and Torn - click HERE to find out more.
Thanks for looking,