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.


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