Wednesday 17 July 2013

Carol Quance Project #3 Box Frame ....

Continuing (loosely) on the jewellery theme, I found myself playing with this image a few weeks ago from the LPCO13 plate and thought she would like fab if she had real earrings.

 I initially started by colouring the image with pens and added some glitter with the aid of a Quickie Glue Pen.

 Not being sure how to make the earrings, I had a rummage through the stash and came up with some silver beads, a pearl and an eye pin. 

  I attached the pearl to the bottom of the eye pin.

 I then fed the silver beads on top and created a loop at the top of the beads so that I could attach them to the image with a brad. 

So, how best to display her. I recently came across a cute little box frame in my local hobby store.

 I applied some Grunge Paste through a Mini Harlequin Stencil and once dry painted it with Baltic Blue

 After allowing the paint to dry (use a heat gun if in a hurry), I carefully covered the frame with Crackle Glaze

  I will admit I’ve had my ups and down with the Crackle Glaze but finally cracked it (ha ha!).  You do need to apply a thin coat and I definitely find it easiest to apply with a spatula. Do watch Leandra’s YouTube video.  It’s very helpful. Make sure it’s completely dry before applying your next layer of paint (Nougat in this case).  Watching the crackle process is fascinating.

To add some more highlights, I added some Pewter Treasure Gold

  Again, definitely a case of less is more here.  I used an old stencil brush to apply it and after gently tapping the brush into the Treasure Gold, brush off any excess onto a piece of spare paper.  When applying  it may seem at first like nothing is happening but slowly you build up the layers and add more depth and a gentle glow to your  work.

  I also went through the same process with a Tim Holtz Pediments Die.

I painted the inside liner of the box frame with Nougat and also gave it a quick sanding to smooth it down. 

To act as background I stamped the city image from the LPCO12 plate, gave it a light wash with Guacamole and Bora Bora and coloured in the windows with a yellow fibre pen.

As an extra embellishment on the outside of the frame, I added a Tim Holtz Elegant Flourish Die painted with Bora Bora, Crackle Glaze , Nougat and edged with PewterTreasure Gold and attached a couple of flowers from the stash.

Finally to put it all together, I trapped the main image between the front of the wooden insert and the glass, attached the back with the painted background in front of it and glued on the flourish and flowers.

Well that's it from me this week. I will be back next month with my finale projects as Guest Designer for PaperArtsy. I look forward to seeing how you interpret my projects this week. Click Here to upload/share your work.

Leandra Says: Fantastic interpretation with this stamp! All the intricate little touches are fantastic! Thanks again Carol, have thoroughly enjoyed your week!

Gillian Says: This is a real gem, love the backdrop to my most fave LP image and the Pediment finishes off the frame beautifully Carol. Thank you for another creative week of projects.x


Helen said...

Might have known you'd have some beading for us again somewhere.... This looks beautiful though Carol I love it!

Lin said...

I love this!!! Still not got this plate but will get it soon!! Lovely piece again Carol!!

Julie Lee said...

What a coincidence! I chose that set of stamps with the earring lady as my prize last week in the PA draw! This is such an imaginative and beautiful use of the image and I love the background too! Gorgeous project! Julie Ann x

sam21ski said...

Love how you've made the image your own.

Great backdrop and gorgeous frame!!

Fabulous projects this week - thank you

Sam xxxx said...

I love this, I like to add jewellery to cards And tags, this image looks great all dolled up! X

Kathi said...

This is gorgeous! I really love the earrings on the image and all the other great details.

Thanks for three fantastic tutorials!

Anonymous said...

That's so beautiful. I love the crackle & texture from the GP. And I must get that stamp set as soon as I can, I love that image too. She looks lovely with her pretty earrings.

Unknown said...

I love everything about this - amazing!!

craftimamma said...

I've been 'crackling' mad this past week or two and it is amazing watching how fast this glaze changes. Love this little decor piece Carol and the pearl earings are a great idea.

Lesley Xx

Alison said...

Wonderful details on this fab project Carol! Love the earrings!
Alison xx

Words and Pictures said...

Such a lovely idea to give her real earrings, and the crackle and texture on the frame is fabulous.
Alison x

Cocofolies said...

Fabulous project, as all your previous ones, just Wooooow !!!! Coco x

Kezzy said...

Wow this is a stunning frame, and the beading looks so elegant. Sorry I'm late commenting this week, I'm afraid I have had no internet most of the week lol. Kezzy :-) xxx

Karin said...

Another great piece Carol.

I've just completed the bracelet but can't see where to add it. :(