Saturday, 9 March 2013

DT Project # 3 by Astrid ....

Hi everyone Astrid here sharing my 3rd and final project this month using the beautiful Prima Engraver Collection.


 This project was ideal in using up the last little snippets of the wonderful paper collection we have been working with.

I used a Paper Mache Hanging Board and covered it with random strips of paper left over from my previous two projects. Next I added some texture paste (plain old Polyfilla) through a stencil from my stash and when it was dry I covered it all with some thin washes of white acrylic paint to make the different papers blend together. I mixed two different colours of Dylusions Spray, Black Marble and Melted Chocolate in a mini mister with some water and sprayed it here and there over my hanger. I then stamped the numbers stamp in random places in Coffee Archival, added a vintage image from Land of Nod Studios, to be the vocal point and added the word "Memories" which I had stamped in Black Archival on a piece of scrap card. The last step was to add some flowers from the Collection, I also highlighted the raised bits and edges of my hanger with some Treasure Gold.

Here are some close ups:




I shaded around the image with a charcoal pencil to make it "pop" a bit more.
Well, that's it, - hope you liked my hanger and don't forget to come back on Monday to see what the wonderful Hels will do with this collection!

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See you next time!


29 comments:

Minxy said...

Another belter to end your week on, Love the texture elements and stamping too.

craftimamma said...

Fabulous hanging board Astrid and a fabulous week of projects. I love the texture too and the colours are perfect with that image. Smashing stuff!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Sarah said...

There is so much character in this piece. Wonderful background and the perfect image. Beautiful piece, Astrid!

Gráinne said...

A gorgeous hanger! Love it ... Absolutely great papers and with the way you used them they make an adorable background for the little guy. I also like the stencilled areas very much. Just beautiful ...
Suzanne

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous piece of art, the textures and colours are wonderful. Xox

Rita said...

Good Morning. The textures on your hanger is amazing Astrid. I'm loving the colours and the image itself is fabulous. Great tutorial. Hugs Rita xx

Maryann said...

Another stunner here again Astrid. Just beautiful work as always hun. Love the colors and all the texture in it too.

Annie said...

Lots of fab layers and texture, all blended beautifully. Loving the treasure gold and what a fab image..

Best wishes and thanks for a great how to

Annie x

rachel said...

this is just fabulous - just discovered treasure gold - its fab xxx

Redanne said...

Gorgeous Astrid and what a great way to use up scraps of paper, love the polyfilla texture too.

snazzyoriginal said...

So beautiful, wonderful blending of colours and textures. Love it xx

Rosie said...

Sooo very beautiful, Astrid

butterfly said...

Simply gorgeous, Astrid... the paper collaged background is so lovely, and the Dylusions stencilling adds great texture. I didn't think I'd have any use for black and brown sprays, but you're proving me completely wrong! The shaded outline to the image really makes the boy pop... what a great make!
Alison x

June Macfarlane said...

Oh Astrid, your talent shines my friend, this is simply GORGEOUS. beautiful work my friend
hugs June xxxx

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! This is stunning!!! LOVE it!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous project Astrid, I love how you've used the black and brown sprays. The image really pops, the shading around the edge of it fabulous. Sue C x

Linda Cain said...

Absolutely LOVE it!

~Linda

isisimaginings.com said...

Completely stunning!!

Gillian .... said...

Looks beautiful, love the texture/vintage hues. x

Margie said...

I really like your hanger Astrid especially the raised areas you created with Pollyfilla through a stencil. Would you be able to tell me which stencil you used as I really like that design. Thanks so much.

Rea' said...

This hanging piece is so amazing, I'm lovin' how you used the layers of textures , that Prima engraver collection is AWESOME, love the colors... that chocolate dylusions...yummy ( been trying to tell myself I needed some... I'm sold now... it's on my list) and those flowers perfect color choices!!

Dorthe said...

It is texture paste I can read, my! it is looking fabolous, and so are the stamps, dear Astrid, -I love how the boy is standing out becourse of the glow on him,from the warm brown colours, and the Treasure Gold around him- It is a gorgeous hanger.
Hugs,Dorthe

Christine D said...

absolutely gorgeous, love the engraver collection anyway but the image is wonderful and I love the texture, your work is fantastic.

Barb Cady said...

This is inspiring, I am very intrigued with they polyfilla technique, thank you, I will give it a go!

Kyla said...

Looks fabulous and I love the texture
Kyla

Anita Houston said...

The texture is amazing. Love all the layers and stamping too! The image of the boy is captivating and the caption really put him and the whole thing into vintage mode for me! Love it!

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Fabulous Astrid! Love the highlights and textures.
~Deb~
A Look Through My Eyes

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous; I love it so much,

Lucy x

Tone M. said...

Gorgeous!!!