Friday, 24 October 2014

Multi Frame {with Eclectica³ Darcy Stamps by Claire Snowdon}

Evening everyone! Claire here tonight on the Paperartsy blog and I’m very excited to be here! I have been crafting for around five years now and stamping is by far my favourite technique. I enjoy making lots of different things from cards, to altered art to tags and whatever else I fancy.

For my blog post tonight I decided to alter a plain wooden frame that I found in a sale bin using new stamps from Darcy’s Eclectica range.

I started by removing the glass and painting the frame with two coats of Paperartsy Fresco Paint in Slate.

Once dry I added a thin layer of Paperartsy Fresco Crackle Glaze and once that was dry used a paintbrush to add Very Berry Fresco paint and watched the lovely crackle appear.

I took a sheet of Paperartsy Smoothy card and gave it a coat of Chalk Fresco paint. I then stamped all the images I wanted from Darcy’s new stamp sets EDY09 and EDY10 using Onyx Black Versafine ink.
I painted all the stamped images using Fresco paints. The colours I used were Moonlight, Eggplant, Blush, Zesty Zing, Hey Pesto and French Roast. I tried to use a limited palette to tie all the images together once they would be in the separate frame compartments.

I measured all the frame apertures and cut my Smoothy card to size to fit. At this point I thought they looked a little stark so added a very light coat of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around all the pieces using a soft brush – it’s very subtle!

Once the images were in the frame I decided it was a bit too brash so did some dry brushing using Vintage Lace Fresco paint just to give it a much calmer and more weathered look!
I much prefer this toned down version of the frame! My favourite image from Darcy’s new stamps has to be a lovely heart petal flowers so it had to get the biggest space in my new frame.

Thank you for asking me to be on the blog tonight – I had a great time making my project.


A huge thanks to Claire from PaperArtsy, this is a gorgeous use of collective spaces. The limited but complimentary colour palette works really well and keeps the whole piece fresh and clean. I really like the positioning,especially how  little 'Neville' is looking up at all the other flowers. 

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Oct 1st 2014 and Oct 31st 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Oct 31st 2014


Clare Lloyd said...

fabulous project!

Helen said...

Oh, Claire, this is just wonderful - what an unusual frame, and how cleverly you've used Darcy's stamps to fill it.

craftytrog said...

Great project Claire!

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous project! The different images look great together.

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous work! Darcy's bird on a fence makes me smile.

Hazel Agnew said...

What a lovely surprise Claire. Congratulations on your GD debut. The frame really shows off all of Darcy's gorgeous images and you have stamped them beautifully. You have done Darcy proud. Love your project! Xx

Cocofolies said...

Lovely project, love also the perfect positioning and beautiful palette of colours. Congrats Claire for the spot well deserved! :) Coco x

Julie Lee said...

A really lovely and eye-catching 'make', Claire! I love the Crackled frame and the unusual layout! A really effective use of Darcy's lovely stamps! Julie Ann xxx

Art By Wanda said...

This is wonderful!!!

Unknown said...

Great frame, not seen one like that before, love the stamping it really suits the frame, love it xxx

craftimamma said...

Hi there Claire! What a fabulous altered frame! Gorgeous crackle you have going on and Darcy's images look great! Like the subtle addition of the Tumbled Glass DI to the images, it really adds some depth!

Lesley Xx said...

What a lovely piece Claire!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely to see you on here, Claire! Beautiful project which works perfectly with these stamps. Love the addition of the distress ink and the dry brushing,

Lucy x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Hi Claire great frame, love the colour choice and the crackle looks really good x

Kezzy said...

Wow such a gorgeous creation. I love the way you have used Darcys stamps, so soft and beautiful. Happy Creating ☺ Kezzy xxx

butterfly said...

Lovely to see Claire here, and what an adorable multi-frame to spotlight those fab stamps.
Alison x

A View from PaperArtsy HQ

A View from PaperArtsy HQ

About This Blog

Even though we've been blogging for quite some time only just figured out the followers button, so please follow us to hear about all that is new in the land of PaperArtsy. We'd love to share our ideas with you! Leandra

A View from PaperArtsy HQ

A View from PaperArtsy HQ