Sunday, October 4, 2015

Altered Frame - Day 4

Whoosh -- day four is here!

I'm going to be honest.. I'm not really LOVING this piece.... it's ok. I'll give it credit for what it is.. done and Halloween themed. lol. I like it! Just not love it like the first three for this month :)


Today I have an altered Chipboard Film Reel Frame from UmWowStudio. The frame itself has been covered in black archival ink by Ranger. I just swiped the pad across the chipboard. Easy peasy! The base of the insert is watercolor canson paper in a 4x6 rectangle. It's been covered with a superbly delicious vintage text. Fluid Matte Medium did the job well. 




Before I adhered the book text to the card base I punched a couple of holes in it in this sort of haphazard spread out pattern. It's such a favorite technique of mine and I really need to utilize it more!




Then came a scraping (similar to dry brushing) of thick gesso over the card to highlight some of the texture. I really love how this adds back in some white space I was missing. Pair it with the holes punched in the top corner and the whole piece really felt a balanced.




The bottom left corner was adorned with a Raven in Witch Hat stamp from Viva las VegaStamps!. I stamped (and you'll find this a lot) in Archival black by Ranger Ink. I'm a big fan of straight black stamping.




The top left corner was also stamped. I used the Chandelier in Cobwebs and the Spider on Web Line both from Viva Las VegaStamps!.





This photo really accentuates the depth that the frame has. And I love that! I'm a big "dimension" person.. and love my pieces to have some volume to them. Our chipboard @ UmWowStudio REALLY helps me achieve that specific aspect. I'm very thankful to have it at my fingertips :)


and don't forget about the other participants on this journey:
Terra
Black Dragon
Alison
Julia
Lyneen
Kelli
Maureen
Sue
DominoART
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity
Susan
Sarah
Keren
Lisa F
Teresa
Fiona
Lisa H
Stampendous Stamps
Shell
Sarah S
Airless Chambers
Susan R
Dream In Darkness
De Stempelwinkel
Leslie Rahye
Kat
Rebecca
Lee
Suzi
Sara
DeeDee

18 comments:

  1. oh love the chip board frame it is awesome..and the crow with the hat is darling. The splatters make it.
    Happy Day 4

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  2. Looks so fabulous, I always enjoy seeing kraft and that whit looks so good on it. Great choice of images.

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  3. Very cool! That photo frame rocks and the stamps are delish against the vintage text. Love the distressing, too. xxD

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  4. That is a great frame, I think it turned out wonderful!

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  5. I really like this piece. That frame is wonderful!

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  6. That is a perfectly ages page for these stamps. Love the way they are framed.

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  7. I really like this one DeeDee :) xx

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  8. Well I love it! Love the splats and images and that film frame, just gimme, I'm clocking up quite a list of these shapes I'm wanting now!

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  9. Well I love it too! Like Leigh I am developing a wishlist!

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  10. We're our own worst critics. I think it looks great.
    You can see the piece hanging from the chandelier into the lower section so you know they're connected.
    I'll take it if you don't want it. :-)
    thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love the simplicity of this piece, so cool and striking....it's a pleasure to visit each day x

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  12. I am absolutely loving your style! Great use of ephemera, painterly techniques, and cool stamps!

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  13. Sorry I LIKE it.... it is a great piece... perfect for Halloween.... TFS!!!!

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  14. love this, the vintage and distress look is fantastic x

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  15. Fab project love the frame , stamps and splats x

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  16. This is a great piece just as it is, even if you don't "love" it, but what a fabulous foundation for a countdown calendar or a glass covered cheese tray for a dinner party. I see so many wonderful possibilities!

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  17. This is a great piece just as it is, even if you don't "love" it, but what a fabulous foundation for a countdown calendar or a glass covered cheese tray for a dinner party. I see so many wonderful possibilities!

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