Friday, 10 March 2017


I wanted to share this Mixed Media Framed piece 
as I was so pleased with the final result.

The old chipped frame was already beautifully distressed.  
I just highlighted some of the design by 
rubbing with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide straight from the ink pad 
& Art Alchemy Waxes (Opal Magic Vintage Silk & a little Metallique Bronze Age) applied with my finger.

Lots of layers of Prima Marketing, Finnabair & Tim Holtz ephemera were used over the coloured background created using lots of techniques.

The background was made from a piece of white cardboard,
base coated with Antique Linen Distress Paint. 
Followed by layers of Distress Paint & Distress Crayons swiped up & down the surface
building up the streaky layers. 
Paint colours used were Weathered Wood, Scattered Straw & more Antique Linen.   Crayons in Antique Linen & Vintage Photo were smeared with a moist finger tip.

Texture paste was applied through a Prima Stitches & Circle stencil. 
The same Distress Crayons were rubbed into the dry texture paste 
following the contours of the piece.

Splatters of Vintage Photo Distress Oxide & White Gesso 
as well as some random text stamping added to the background layers. 

It is hard to see in the photo but I also smeared Opal Magic Vintage Silk Wax 
here & there to give a subtle sheen.

The Focal point cluster was mainly composed of images from a combination of
Tim Holtz & Prima Finnabair Ephemera Collections. 
Vintage luggage tags, jute string, buttons & a quote from Authentique paper 
were also added to the layers.
Sections of the images were coated with Distress Glazing Medium 'Crazing' to give a subtle crackled effect.
Art Stones & Mini Art Stones were used to fill some gaps in the frame. 

Hope you enjoy this too.               Cheers Deb

I am entering this piece in the following online challenges: