Sunday, 8 January 2017

Glory of Art

Hi Bloggers.

I have an MDF piece from that ODS that I did last month featuring the Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals and Tim Holtz stamps. Good to do something different sometimes.

I painted both pieces of the MDF Baroque Square Photo Frame with CS White Gesso.

Once dry, I popped the back panel into a large box and misted with Phill Martin's CS Chic Aubergine Ink Spray Mist. While it was still wet, I used a brush to spread the colour around. Once this was dry, I stamped one of the stamps from the Tim Holtz Classics 4 Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival.

I spritzed a little of the Chic Aubergine Mister onto my Craft Sheet and added some CS Warm White Chalk Paint. I mixed it using a brush and painted the frame with it. Once dry, I stamped the heads stamp from the Tim Holtz Classics 4 Stamp Set and the sentiment from the Tim Holtz Classics 8 Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Vintage Tapestry A6 Background Stamp onto Coconut White Card several times  using Lilac Heritage Crafts Pigment Ink. I cut Sue Wilson's Stitched Doodled Flowers from it and also a pair of leaves using Sue's Trailing Ivy Die Set (hard to see in the photos, I know).  I also cut some flowers and leaves out of Black Card. I pressed the black leaves into Clear Perfect Medium, added CS Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals and heat set.

I made a mould using a cheap button and Ranger Mold n Pour. I lit the Tea Lights in the Efco Enamel Pot, popped a foil dish onto the metal plate, added some CS Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals and popped the lid over. Once the Clear had melted, I added some CS Majestic Purple Embossing Crystals to the dish and popped the lid on again. Once moulton, I poured it into my mould and returned the dish to the stove. After a few minutes the UTEE was set and I removed my button from the mould. I repeated the process until I had 4 button embellishments. I glued them to the top of my flowers using CS Glue.

All orders placed on Thursday were posted out yesterday. The rest will be sent out tomorrow, latest Tuesday.

I've ordered more stock of the dies that I had on the Weaving shows. Unfortunately, the Star Flower Cluster is out of stock at CE. You can find everything here. Stock due in Tues/Wednes.

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely project.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning Julia, really something different today I love it, I have lots of mixed media some I still have to finish that's my goal for 2017 to do more and this one is a great inspiration.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi Julia
    Great project so different. It is really lovely.
    Jan x

  4. Hi Julia and crafters all,
    Lovely card today with so many techniques.
    Thank you.
    Love and crafty hugs to all,
    Tina T xxxx

  5. Good morning Julia this is gorgeous. It is good to try different things. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Good Morning Julia, that is such a fabulous frame and just want the youngster love I know my granddaughters would. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  7. Hi Julia. Great project. Today is weaving day, now where's my dies? SueL x

  8. LOvely creation Julia x xhazel

  9. Fantastic project julia x
    Theresa w x

  10. Morning Julia, a lovely creation.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  11. Morning Julia,
    A great project, love it.

  12. I'm not normally into mixed media or MDF but I love this Julia. As you say, good to do something different.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Hi Julia, I love this MDF piece, the colour is stunning, and that stamp is great. I really want to do more mixed media pieces this year. Have a great day. Bx

  14. Good morning Julia, love this project. I am not into mixed media myself but do admire it. Perhaps I might give it a go this year.
    Marion S x

  15. Wow! Very different but very appealing.

  16. Lovely project Something else I'd like to try

  17. Loving your art work Julia,just beautiful . Well done !

  18. Hello Julia.

    As you say it's nice to do something different. Great Art work and doesn't need a photo, good idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  19. Certainly very different. I like the design although mixed media is not really my cup of tea.

    Have managed to catch up on all your shows bar the last one which, for some reason would not download fully. I shall keep trying! Thoroughly enjoyed what I saw though.


  20. The design is lovely but never fancied trying mixed media.

    Shirley T.

  21. Hello Julia,
    A lovely piece! What I like about mixed media is that you can cover up a mistake quite easily! I'm sure you don't make any but I do!! Been giving your shop a plug today because I think it deserves one!!
    Thanks Julia,
    Love Myra xx

  22. Hi Julia, Love it !! Love it !! Love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  23. An interesting array of techniques. Looks great.

  24. I love working with MDF and, to copy Jan Sayer's comment, it is "an interesting array of techniques" Julia x

  25. I love MDF, great idea here....thanks Julia...luv Ursula xx

  26. Lovely frame Julia. Thank you for sharing

  27. Hi Julia,
    Great to see different projects, will have to try ultra thick embossing.
    Thanks for sharing,


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