Sunday, 8 June 2014

Welcome Back GD: Keren Baker Project #1 It's a Mystery [Part 1}

"Hello everyone, Keren back for my second month. Now normally I'd show the finished result but I'm going to keep you guessing slightly. It could be a display cabinet for showing off lovely Fresco Paints .... but it isn't! This is how it began" ....


A totally un-inspiring display box. I wanted something to show my tags in. I thought it was just a front less shadowbox and I could use it to photograph my tags in. I took it apart, painted it in Snowflake and added a cuphook to the top left part.

At this point I wanted to stamp the outside frame but leave the inside blank so it didn't 'fight' with the contents. Fighting is rarely good I find ;-)!
I used the Hot Pick 1301 set for the whole project. I was going to add in another few stamps but found this to be so versatile and captivating, that I didn't need any other set! (for this project at least!)
http://shop.paperartsy.co.uk/hot-pick-1301-on-ez-mount-4779-p.asp
I stamped all over the frame using the different stamps to create a 'clean' collage.
I chose a bright palette to give as much contrast to the white and black stamping as possible. I painted only the butterflies on the frame and then added on a thin layer of Metallic Glaze for a bit of sheen.





I was going to remove the glass front to the frame and then thought it would look lovely stamped on. As you all know, Stazon is the only ink designed for non-porous surfaces and I thought white would create a subtle effect on the glass. I actually rubbed off a small part of the stamped image while still wet as it looked a bit boxy.









The effect, (minus my very messy craft desk) is really pretty. I hope you'll come back tomorrow when it will all start to make sense!






Until tomorrow evening folks.
.~ Keren ~
Leandra Says: wow this us amazing Keren! Really cool idea!
Gillian Says: I'm intrigiued ... Can't wait to see more! I love the colour accents offset by the black stamping and how beautiful does the butterfly script look on the acetate.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and playalong with Keren's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and goin the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entryby 17:00, Sunday June 15th 2014.


19 comments:

craftytrog said...

Looking good Keren...lovely stamping!
Alison xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

Looking good Keren. Stamping on the glass looks interesting. Can't wait to see more. X

Helen said...

Looking forward to tomorrow.... loving it so far.

Sarah Anderson said...

Looks great already! White stamping on the glass is a beautiful idea

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ooh, this is looking so good so far! Those butterflies are amazing and the white Stazon looks terrific. That's another thing I have to buy! Julie Ann xxx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

This is fantastic! I love the stamp in the glass, what a great touch! Crafty thumbs up, Keren! Ingrid x

Craftyfield said...

I am intrigued... Will be back tomorrow!

Ruth said...

Beautifully crisp and clean, can't wait for what comes next!

By Neymes said...

SUPER,SUPER,PARABÉNS.VALÉRIA.

jojo79 said...

Looking fab so far, can't wait to see what you do with it.

~amy~ said...

Looks fabulous...cant' wait to see the project in its full glory!

massofhair said...

Fun with shadow boxes! Great stamp set to play with, love how you have only coloured the butterflies so far, white Stazon looks fantastic on the glass.

looking forward to next post:-) xxx

Ros Crawford said...

Can't wait to see the result ... it already looks brilliant!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh It's look so exciting, I love the butterfly HP stamp and I'm looking forward next step. xx

Denise Fletcher said...

Looking great...love the inked glass! Cant wait to see it finished!

isisimaginings.com said...

Great to see you back on the PA blog Keren, sorry I didn't get to see this last night. It looks gorgeous already. I'm off now to see part two.

Colleen said...

Keren,
Great start to the week can't wait for the rest.

Anya said...

Awesome project! Love the white stamping on glass!! Great effect!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow absolutely gorgeous project so far, I really love the pop of colour on the sides :-) Kezzy xxx

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