Sunday 18 December 2016

Stay Curious

I had a play day recently just for fun with a friend and these are the results.
It was fun to just play for no reason but fun. The idea was to combine vintage finds with any of our craft items and mediums. I altered an old cigar box using DecoArt Media products, Relic Pieces and Prima Artisan Powder along with added embellishments and bits and pieces.
The spoon which holds the Relic piece was from a car boot sale, I love the edge detail on the spoon. Torn papers and wire are added to a torn piece of Alice in Wonderland book page. The beads are from an old set of earrings.
I aged the Relic piece and the spoon with the Prima Artisan Powder and backed everything onto a Mega Crackle backdrop using DecoArt Media products.
I also included an old door handle which fitted perfectly over the spoon along with some circles of wire for added texture.
The book page was aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The text "Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures" is computer generated. The picture is from one of my vintage shopping trips along with the cherub and mushroom.
The hessian added behind is for added texture to the design, I love adding texture to  my work.
A little fairy added to the top of the cherub and metal leaves added from an old necklace.
A rusty heart and moss add further texture.
The cigar box is surrounded by crackle texture.
Thanks so much for popping by. Hope you are all enjoying the festive build up to the big day. Tracy x x


brenda said...

It's always nice to have a just for fun crafty session Tracy especially when you get results like this, great crackling as well.

B x

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Tracy I love the results of your playtime, you combined all those elements brilliantly and created a magnificent altered box, I really love, love, love it xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow, what an amazing piece Tracy, I totally adore this!! Fantastic crackle and aging effects, fun play times are the best!!! I just love the effect on the relics and finds. I have resisted the Artisan powders up til now, but you have just convinced me a really "need"

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, Tracy, this is absolutely amazing!! Wow!! I love the background of crackle and the amazing pieces you added!! The texture is fabulous!! Wow!! I love every bit of this!! Spectacular!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Corrie Herriman said...

This is stunning Tracy ! If the fabulous front wasn't enough there is a whole world inside the box ! Absolutely fabulous ! Merry Christmas lovely friend !
Corrie xx

Redanne said...

The fun you had playing really does show in this incredible piece of work Tracy, it is stunning! The crackled front looks amazing, I love what you did with the spoon and the wire circles are a wonderful touch. And then the inside... wow, I just love everything about it! Beautiful work! Hugs, Anne xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I so want to touch this one and open it up myself. LOVE the innies and outties. LOVE the head in the spoon, great touch. Love the details and pieces you much fun too.

Sandie said...

These have got me excited. I love curios and this is a wonderful way to use them

A Pink said...

Looks like you had some super fun play time Tracy . This is a fantastic piece of altered art . Love all the crackle and how you've used the door handle -very effective.
Super work .
hugs x