Hi it's Brenda here with a plaque that includes some flowers!!!! What on Andy's blog I here some of you say? Well .... yes why not?
The backing is a piece of mountboard and I used the arched frame from Andy's Sacred Secrets set.
I used Bubbalux Craft Board to die-cut the flourish, added some rusification and then heated it to change it's shape to fit the space on the project. This product is like a foam but provides tough, rigid and durable end results. It can be cut, heated, embossed, shape, painted, die-cut and more.
The mountboard has lots of watery layers of media acrylic paints, it has been stamped and stenciled with crackle paste.
When the crackle paste was dry I used some antiquing cream to change the colour.
The background for the arch was sealed with gesso, spritzed with water, painted and stamped with the Moroccan window from Andy's Gothic Grunge set. I painted in some watery media acrylics to bring it to life.
The frame has been crackled, antiqued and distressed.
The flowers were made from watercolour paper and again dipped and dripped and dried with Quinacridone Gold media acrylic, stamped and inked to get this grungy look.
More detail can be found over on my blog, Bumblebees and Butterflies, if you want to try out any of the techniques
Thanks for popping in to take a look today.
hugs Brenda xxx
The Arch from the Sacred Secrets set.
Stamp sets by Andy Skinner
Stencil - Old Film
Kit - Sacred Secrets
Media fluid acrylic paints - Quinacridone Gold, Raw Umber, Paynes Grey, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Orange
Mediums - Decou-page Sealer, Texture Sand Paste, White Crackle Paint, White Gesso, White Crackle Paste, English Red Oxide and Patina Green Antiquing Creams.