Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Floral frame

I have finshed the frame for the flower I showed you the other day. 

I couldn't get a very good picture because there's no natural light left and the flash has bounced off the gold paint!
I may try again tomorrow if I remember before it gets dark...

I started by painting it with a base coat (traditional tan by claudine hellmuth) and adding some terra paste round the top corner to create a bit of texture. 
Whilst that was drying I stamped a BLine flourish stamp in the opposite corner and I then added some inka-gold paint in gold (it's so lovely and creamy) to the whole frame.  I kept it kind of rough and ready for an aged look. (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)
I made a second rose (rusty hinge for the colour) and some butterflies (Wendy V, of course) and added some bling for the body to some of them, others I just gel-penned. and stuck everything on with silicone glue.
For the middle, I wanted to keep it quite simple so just stamped the saying (penny black) on some white card and brushed some stormy sky distress ink to dull the bright white a bit although looking at the finished frame, it hardly shows.


Lori said...

Whoa baby, this is totally awesome! I just love the golden, texture-y background, and the flowers are to die for! You nailed this one! (not that you don't, you know what I mean) lol.

Jacqui said...

This is very pretty

flutterbycrafter said...

Love the flowers and the butterflies. Great piece of work.

voodoo vixen said...

It must be play with frames week, yours is gorgeous in all its goldenness and the flowers are stunning!

brenda said...

Hi Helen

Beautiful artwork and I spy one of my favourtie swirl stamps in there as well.

Thank you so much for visiting me and your kind comments which really are appreciated.

B x

Shar said...

What a pretty frame! Love your gorgeous flower!

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