Wednesday 20 June 2018

2018 #11 Enshrined: Expert Advice with HP {by Miriam Grazier}

2018 Topic 11: Enshrined

There's something that is super magical about creating 3D projects! Miriam has pulled out a popular Hot Pick to create this shrine! and of course, she's used her favourite teal paints too! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a small MDF shrine that I have altered from That Craft Place.

I planned to use three different sets of Hot Picks stamps for this project but found that Hot Pick 1604 had all of the stamps that I needed.  I just love this set.  The main image made the shrine look like a mini stage and a great setting for the art doll.

Hot Pick Set 1604EZ (HP1604EZ)

I found that using only a few colours made the stamped images stand out more.  I was also able to use my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to re-stamp the image once i had painted it.

I really enjoyed creating this project, the colours were 'light' and reminded me of light summer evenings.

What was really great was that the front of the shrine was over-painted 4 times because I was not entirely happy with the finish.  This shows just how well the Fresco paints cover and they worked with the MDF shrine beautifully.

I chose the wonderful number background from Hot Picks 1604 to stamp the back of the shrine using Captain Peacock Fresco Finish Chalk Paint.  I loved how distressed and imperfect this looked.  

The bingo pieces were painted with Granny Smith and then rubbed with Treasure Silver.

I really love how I can use the Stamping Platform to stamp over a painted image - this still amazes me. Stamp, paint, re-stamp and everything looks perfect!

I really loved how this project came together using a handful of paints and only one stamp set.  I really hope that I have inspired you to have a go at creating an enshrined project yourself.  There are so many possibilities and as I was creating this I thought of so many additions that I could make - such as using crackle on the outside of the shrine and using coloured Grunge Paste on parts to give more texture.

Thank you for joining me this evening.  I hope you enjoy the inspiration from the PaperArtsy team this fortnight  and I really hope that you join in and share your projects with us.

Blog: Miriam's Creative Dreams 

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Gabrielle said...

Love, love, love it! Fab! I need one of those stamp platforms if this is what you can achieve!!!

PaperArtsy said...

Love this shrine Miriam, and that stamps set is such a goodie! Thankyou! ~Leandra

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is so cool! Love what you did with Shrek Girl. She's looking mighty fine! Lx

Helen said...

Love it, Miriam! not used Shrek Girl for a while, she may have to come out to play soon!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this! Super FUN and FAB!

Dianne said...

Love this, love the colours, love the originality of it too xx So very clever Mim xx

craftimamma said...

Fab shrine Miriam. Love the stamp set you chose too! Xx

Artmadnana said...

Very original Miriam. Love Shrek girl.

JoFY said...

Oooh love it! Jox

jojo79 said...

Fab work Miriam x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely brilliant, Miriam! I love the bingo chips inside the shrine, and that trick you do with the stamping platform is fantastic!

Lucy x

Hazel Agnew said...

This is great fun Miriam. Love the funky feel of it. Xx