Friday, 14 February 2014

Discover Your Wings

This week I am using the Leafy Background stamp and MDF Frame from Creative Expressions to create a dimensional piece of art.
The background has been painted with Peeled Paint Distress Paint and the edges have been sanded and Potting Soil Archival Ink applied to the edeges. I have also added random background stamping using the background stamp from Tim Holtz Classics 9 Stamp Set.
I have added natural twine and a Bitty Blossom to the centre of my frame, adding Golden Light Gilding Wax to the petals. For added dimension I have also included Metal Leaf Embellishments.
Background stamping has been added to each aperture using the Leafy Background stamp and Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I have added natural twine around each aperture for added texture. The butterfly in the centre of two of the panels is from Taylored Expressions Discover Your Wings Stamp Set. I have stamped the butterfly onto green card using Potting Soil Archival Ink and then dipped it into hot Beeswax which I have melted in a Melt Pot using a Project Pan. I have then applied Golden Light Gilding Wax over the Beeswax to add highlights to the wings.
'Discover your Wings' has been stamped onto white card with Potting Soil Archival Ink and then dipped into Beeswax and added to the bottom of the frame.
Bitty Blossoms have been added to the bottom of the frame cut from cream and green card. The green blossoms have had Golden Light Gilding Wax added to the petals and the cream flowers have had Peeled Paint Distress Ink added to the petals.
Two hearts have been added to two of the apertures created using a cookie cutter placed onto the Leafy Background stamp and hot Black Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel poured into the cutter. Once cool, remove the heart from the stamp and then highlight the fabulous dimension and texture with Gilding Wax. Remember to always apply Perfect Medium to your stamp before pouring hot UTEE, this acts as a release agent.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x



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19 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

gorgeous frame...love the colour.

rachel said...

Stunning piece Tracy - the details are just fabulous - love it to pieces and those hearts are amazing xx

JansArtyJunk said...

Stunning Tracy....Love the embossed utee heart ! Jan x

butterfly said...

How glorious! Love the textured hearts, so beautiful, and fabulous embellishing with the twine and gorgeous roses. The leafy flourish background is so pretty too... a really great make, Tracy!
Alison xx

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

It's wonderful!

cheryl Baker said...

oh wow Hun,this is just fantastic oh just love every little bit of this especially the heart hugs Cheyrlxxx

Carol Q said...

what a gorgeous interesting frame Tracy and how innovative to edge the four apertures with the string.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Beautifully embellished and rich in texture.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue said...

This is beautiful Tracy, the green on the flowers goes so well with the gilding wax xx

She King said...

Oh this gorgeous Tracy. x

Claire Boyd said...

I really like the idea of the twine framing the internal edges of the apertures. A stroke of genius !

Anita Houston said...

You like those leaves because they are heart shaped...lol! I love your butterflies from them....fantastic!

Redanne said...

Oh wow, those UTEE hearts are absolutely stunning and I love those butterflies, they could easily double as four leaf clovers. Anne xx

Ellie Knol said...

WOW, Love it Tracy!

hazel said...

I love everything about this - it's fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Martina2801 said...

This is so fantastic!! I have no words enough to say how I love this!

Coco said...

Wonderful frame wow, really beautiful!!! Coco x

Buttons said...

Oh goodness this is gorgeous Tracy! LOVE the background and the UTEE heart. Jenny x

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Tracy, WOW WOW WOW, absolutely stunning, the gorgeous green background is fantastic, every square is WOW, the background then lined with the twine and the fantastic flowers,I think might one of my favorites, darn all your works are my favorites, thanks for sharing...