Sunday, 11 October 2009

Altered Frame


This is my first altered piece!  I started yesterday by covering the frame in white gesso then 3 coats of Claudine Hellmuth paint (sky blue) .  The stamp is from a Tim Holtz plate and the sentiment Wendy Vecchi.  The paper flowers are prima , I went for this lime green for contrast as all the other colours I tried looked wrong, and I found a brad the right colour blue in my stash.  The dragonfly was in a pack I've had for years and found last week when I was having a sort out.  I have sprayed it with glimmer mists, using jazz blue, irridescent gold and then moss green to try and get the shade I was looking for.  As I haven't found a little photo for the middle yet, I cuttlebugged a piece of metal with "tiny bubbles" to fill the centre.

3 comments:

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous colours on your frame Helen!

brenda said...

Beaitiful piece, interesting to read your cuttlebugged metal, not tried this, but will do so now.

B x

Kay said...

Nice work. Love the splash of lime green, very clever use of colour
Kx