Monday, 28 October 2013

Play Day Therapy

From time to time, we all have a day when we are not feeling the best and for me, the best therapy is to immerse myself in an arty project, so on Saturday I pulled a few random things from my stash and decided to see where they would take me. I found a wooden tray, a wooden oval plaque, some Wendy Vecchi Art Parts, some chipboard letters, some resin flowers and a few metal embellishments.


The first thin I did was to base coat the wooden tray with lake Wanaka Fresco Finish paint, this is one of the new colours....if you have not got this yet, you really need to add it to your stash!!

I bought this beautiful printed tissue at a recent show and thought this would be the ideal project for it, so I used it to line the inside of my tray.


I painted my oval plaque with Antarctic, also a new colour in the Fresco range and found a paper doily which I thought might be good for texture, so I glued it down with some Matt Medium and painted over it with some more Antarctic. 


After painting my chipboard shapes with French Roast Fresco, I decided it might be time to try and arrange a few things in the tray, just to get an idea of how it could look. You know what it's like, you spend an hour trying out all the possibilities and then go back to the layout you tried first!!!! In case you are wondering, I used an image from PaperArty's LP009 for my fob watch, she was the perfect size.


Now that I had a bit of an idea of how it was going to look, I decided to go back and work on the plaque. I used some Olive Bronze Treasure Gold which I applied with a paintbrush so that I could highlight the pattern on the doily.


Now, you will have to forgive me as I got quite carried away with painting, Treasure Golding, die cutting and sticking stuff down that I forgot to take any more pictures until it was all stuck down......so here is the final piece!


I'm very much in love with my Memory Box dies at the moment, I find them so useful for filling gaps and unlike other dies that I have, they are very delicate and extremely elegant. The two I used here are Fresh Foliage and Geneva Vine. I painted them with Space Cadet (you guessed it, another new colour Fresco!) and then gave them the Treasure Gold treatment.


I used quite a few of Finnabair's metal embellishments which look stunning with Fresco paint and Treasure Gold.



Hopefully, you will be able to see some of the detail better in this closer shot.


All I need to do now is figure out how and where I am going to hang it!!!




16 comments:

Kath said...

stunning xxx

massofhair said...

S T U N N I N G project Lin, love your colour choices as usual. Hope you are feeling better :-)

sam21ski said...

Fabulous make Lin, love your cog & zip combo

Sam xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Lin this is really inspirational absolutely love it xx

PeggyR said...

Love what you did!

Helen said...

Gorgeous!!!! I saw the collection of things you intended to use, on twitter, and just love how you've put them all together. Hope you've survived the storm!

Daniele said...

stunning....I'm thinking could be a class in January.....lol
hugs

Jacqui Chimes said...

Gorgeous -love the colours

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning special creation, as always truly amazing and inspirational :-) Kezzy xxx

Nan G said...

Stunning, indeed! Ah sounds like me, forget to put the hanger on before I layer on all the goodies. :)

suejimbel said...

Wow WoW and WOW!! Really gorgeous from un-preposing beginnings. I think I will try this - gather some stuff and see what comes - thanks for the idea! Sue of Worcester

Aquarius said...

Fabulous project - would never have thought of using the wooden tray as a frame for the plaque - brilliant idea and lovely details.

Sophie said...

Traumhaft schön...

Sophie

Sheelagh said...

Fabulous Lib, wonderful altered tray.
Sheelagh x

Sheelagh said...

Sorry Lin, typed correctly and kindle mangled it lol.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so beautiful. I love that tissue and I love how you have just added tg to the edges of the resin flower. Your sense of composition is amazing. If this is you on a bad day, what would you do on a good day!! (I normally hide under the duvet)

Lucy x