Wednesday, 25 January 2012

DT Project #2 by Astrid

Featuring 7 Dots Studio "Dreamer" collection & Creative Expressions "Tickets" Plate

For my second project I decided to show you an altered  Triptych to demonstrate how the amazing products we are showing you this month can be used for mixed media projects.
The triptych is made by Creative-UK and is available from Snazzys.
This is how I did it:

I first sanded the wood blank down a bit and then coated it in two coats of Gesso. I then tore several bits of one of the dreamer collection papers and glued them on all three sides of the triptych. The next step was to add some Tim Holtz distress stains, a mix of Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Picket Fence to blend the paper in with the rest of the background. I then added some texture paste through a Prima mask in one corner and once it was dry spritzed it with Cosmic Shimmer Misting Ink Spray and some Walnut ink. I added a brad from my stash and further embellished with Tim Holtz keys and Locks from his Ideaology Range and various elements from the Dreamer Collection Stickers and Elements sheets. The little girl is a vintage photo I had in my stash.

Well, that's is from me just now but I have one more little project to show you on Friday using some other new products available from Snazzys, so I hope you'll be back to take a peak.


craftimamma said...

Astrid, this is absolutely beautiful. A perfect aged look with the colours you have chosen and I love the little girl and how you've used the papers. I'm also a lover of texture in projects so this definitely pushes the right buttons for me. I do wish Blogger hadn't changed the way we view photos so I could really zoom in to see the detail.

Lesley Xx

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous Astrid, x

Minxy said...

Corrrrrr another blinding project, absolutely love the masked and pasted corners, and the little girl is delightful. A great use of all the stickers too x

Paula Whittaker said...

Simply - 'love it'!

snazzyoriginal said...

So pretty, the antique cream/brown colour scheme really makes the little girl in blue pop. You always make all your elements blend together so beautifully xx

Zuzu's Blog said...

beautiful stuff as ever. I like your style Astrid. x

Ephemera said...

Stunning DT project. This is so beautiful and such perfect attention to detail. The little girl is such a gorgeous image. XX

Gillian .... said...

Fantastic Astrid, love the use of colours, papers, textures etc, a very beautiful project indeed. x