Thursday, 19 February 2015

grungy mirror frame

Hi all, you faithful followers and passers by ...
It's Suzanne here, sharing an altered I*EA mirror frame..

supplies used
the face and some of the stamps in the background
 from plate 77 'the icon ...' NSPL77 
the guy from plate 167 'large men'  PLATESW167 
background eye SW S14012 
from plate 107 'writing letters' NSPL107 
wheel of the year CP Q534 
eye FAS Q0110

gesso black CH-HSP31383 
crackle paste  DMM17
distress paint:
spiced marmalade TH-TDD36463
mustard seed TH-TDD36395 
broken china TH-TDD36319 
weathered wood  TH-TDD36524
peacock feathers TH-TDD39716
walnut stain TH-TDD36517
stazon inkpads timber brown  
and  spiced chai (stazon midi)
water-soluble wax crayons
embossing folders

The frame was primed with black gesso on two opposite edges and with light structure paste on the others. Over the gesso some crackle paste was applied with a palette knife and and into the structure paste embossing folders were pressed.

When dry I painted one half of the frame with a wash of spiced marmalade, mustard seed and the other with broken china, weathered wood, and peacock feathers. Walnut stain distress paint was applied on the crackle paste to highlight the cracks (unfortunately when I wiped it back some of the acrylic paint came off) and some acrylic paint quin gold was applied onto the edges I pressed the folders in. 
Then the whole frame was stamped with most of the above-mentioned stamps for a background.
Last Friday I tidied up one of the children's rooms and I found oodles of pieces from incomplete board games. So I thought I could use two cardboard pieces from a ludo (?) game (it's Mensch ärgere Dich nicht in German), applied a thin layer of the structure paste in the hope something of the game print would show through, and also pressed the embossing folders onto them. They were then painted with the same colours as the frame and stamped upon as a background with timber brown. The guy resp. the face were stamped separately with spiced chai, coloured with water-soluble wax crayons, and fussy cut, then glued down. All the edges were finally sponged with the darker brown: spiced chai.

I still have to replace the mirror ... or maybe I'm going to put in something else ... *methinks*

I hope you'll like it a bit and please don't miss our challenge blog with a chance to win a 10€ voucher for de stempelwinkel stamps and products.

Have a great day everyone ....
Hugs, Suzanne


Jetske said...

You have turned this into a lovely frame! I like all the textures, crackles and images on it.

mark gould said...

Stunning texture and I love those colours.

Ineke said...

Nice job, i like it very much now.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great texture and colours Suzanne!