Wednesday 17 April 2013

Linda Cain #3 Linda Marie Shrine ....

"I've had this picture of myself reproduced a few times, but never really added it to anything for my desk. I thought it would be the perfect size for this project". 

The shrine comes in pieces of Masonite. Although this is technically called a shrine, it is by no means that to me, it’s just a little framed piece. PaperArtsy Fresco Paints are perfect on wood, metal, paper, and so many other surfaces. This is just one example of that. 

When you lay out the pieces, you'll see you have 6 layers. I'm going to paint 4 of them. Fresco Paints are so gorgeous with Mixed Media projects. I've decided to alternate two color combinations of pink/red and brown/gold. I started with base coating the two layers shown here with VintageLace

 Edge the two pieces by adding some Very Berry and Claret as shadow to the edges.

Next I laid down the stencil in various spots to add the Eggplant. All this is done with Cut n Dry Foam squares. The foam gives perfect control of the paint with stencils. 

Then I added the Script stamp from the Ink and the Dog Collection 08 with Black Archival Ink. Stamping on these paints is like nothing you’ll ever find anywhere. 

 This is a shot I took after it was assembled - see the script inside on the Claret and Very Berry section.

The other two layers were base coated with Irish Cream, and then I added Chocolate Pudding and Old Gold.

 I liked the touch of Claret that I somehow got on the brown here, so I added more. Happy accidents do happen!

The Mini 58 and Coffee Archival Ink are used to stamp around the two brown layers, but they still needed something, so I added the Mini74 with Black Ink and that worked for me.

Mini 58 
 Mini 74

I took a starburst charm and trimmed the charm loop off the top. You can sand it down a bit and add some black sharpie ink to make it blend in better.
I typed my name "Linda Marie" onto white cardstock and printed it out on my printer. I'm not going to tell you it's easy to trim an oval, but I finally got it after three tries. 

There are punches I'm told that will work well for this.....don't have one though.
I glued my name into the oval and added Glossy Accents to set up overnight.....hmmmmm....I don't wait well, but this is a must. 

In the meantime I found two little starbursts and painted them with a Gold Paint Dabber since I wanted them a bit brighter. Then you can glue the piece together.

The Word Band had Little Black Dress paint added to the engraving and wiped off when nearly dry. Polish it with a soft cloth. 

Last thing you can add the charm to the top. 

I haven't changed a whole lot...still built sturdy and wearing comfortable shoes!!!!

Until tomorrow folks ....

"Your Friend In Art"

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Leandra Says: Love the way you stamp script over the top of your finished paint. It really is a nice effect, and the archival inks stamp up well on top of Fresco Paints. These masonite kits are the BOMB! Love them!

Gillian Says: This looks amazing, the pops of Claret, V,Berry, Eggplant offset the browns beautifully. Love all the script stamping, adds so much more detail to the overall piece. That little girl is too cute:)


sam21ski said...

Fab photo of you Linda and glad you found a purpose for it. Love the colours you've used and of course the fab mini stamps

Where did you get the shrine from, is it another USA company?


Sam xxx

sam21ski said...

PS YAY - I beat Helen to the first comment - lol - hehehehehehehe!!!!!

Helen said...

I love that shrine, and the colours you've used are gorgeous. What a little cutie you are!....
now off to finish yesterday's tag, before I see if I have anything I can do for this one!!!

Netrix said...

Lovely, cute pic and the stamps are lovely and sharp. Thanks for sharing
Jeanette x

Gabrielle said...

So cute! What a fabulous shrine!

Lin said...

Wow this is gorgeous with a capital G!!!

Craftyfield said...

This makes for an original picture frame ! Love the colours too...

Minxy said...

Beautiful project, love the many gorgeous layers xo

Redanne said...

The colours you have chosen work so well with the lovely photo of you Linda, this really is a beautiful frame.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful project Linda ! Love the little name plaque and the colours are fab ! Sue C x

Julie Lee said...

I love this project and I'm so excited because I just decorated one of these fab masonite kits - a pyramid! Very Berry is a gorgeous colour and the photo is so very sweet. Many thanks for sharing these lovely projects.
Julie x.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful shrine & you were such a cutie - and no doubt, still are!!
I love the stamping over the paints & the colours are fab.

Sandy said...

This looks absolutely grand and I so appreciate you showing us how you did this. Everything about your shrine is really wonderful!

yoursartfully said...

Beautiful project Linda, great colour choice as always but the thing that strikes me most about your work is your ability to make everything so elegant.


P.S. I had one of those cute little shrines that I got in the US, they are beyond cute and such a great surface to work on.

silvergran said...

Fabulous project Linda! The shrine is great; but oh those colours!! Claret, very berry and eggplant yum!!
Have added shrine and paints to my wishlist. Haven't seen them here in NZ, so online shopping it is!
Thanks for sharing a younger you, and this project.

alison said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration Linda!
Alison xxx

mamablitger said...

Oh gosh...this is stunning. I'm so impressed and feel a strong urge to try this. I simply LOVE and adore your project !
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us !!!

Marijane said...

What a darling little girl and a darling frame for that vintage photo! Colors work so well with the black/white pic, stamps are gorgeous,and the layered frame... WOW! (P.S. I took a class with you once so I know you are still that darling little girl.)

fyrefly said...

You have such lovely ideas Linda. Love your use of colours and love your style :)

Words and Pictures said...

Fantastic substrate, and the paintwork and stamping is, as always, exciting and glorious!
Alison x

2amscrapper said...

I love all the pieces used in this project.