Jul 3, 2010

More Altered Elements







I'm still enjoying playing the 'surfaces' pack from Altered Elements - we received lots of different bits and pieces and I decorated a mirror with some of them. It's one of those cheapy wooden ones from Ikea, so I painted it with gesso first, and let that dry. The previous month's pack contained a stencil, which I loved, so I sponged through it with Victorian Velvet Distress ink, and then clear embossed it. Sponging Dusty Concord over the top gives a lovely soft image.

Some other bits I got included glass tiles, some of which I covered with Cosmic Shimmer Utee and alcohol ink , others I ironed on Fantasy Film, and then stuck bits of wire on the back.
Then there was the chipboard squares, these were silver embossed and then I added a tiny piece of Fantasy Film to each whilst heating. The small canvases were inked and embossed, and stamped into, and the butterflies were stamped onto metal, cut out and alcohol inked.
The eagle eyed among you will also notice Stampbord, which was inked stamped and embossed around its edges., and the flowers, which were a whole project in themselves.


They're made from yet more Fantasy film, (which I spent about a week playing with!), finally deciding to iron between two sheets of non stick craft sheet. This makes it go very thin, a bit holey, and a wonderful colour! I then die cut it with my new Tattered Florals die from you know who, and layered them up to make yummy shimmery flowers.
Still got the tyvek, shrink plastic, and calico, not to mention the rusting powder (already spent a week on that one.) More coming soon!

15 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous and so many different techniques for inspiration. Love it!

    Lesley Xx

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  2. How stunning!! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  3. This is wonderful! It must have taken you a very long time to make such a detailed and beautiful project

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  4. Beautiful mix of elements that really pull together to make this a stunning, one of a kind piece.

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  5. It's amazing all the bits and pieces we got to play with :) You have done such a cracking job with a plain mirror. So much to take in. Love what you have done with the glass tiles. TFS. Lynne M

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  6. Looks lovely, Pen - we decorated those mirrors at a Stamp Club but very much a la Tim H - good fun. Good to see you looking so good on Sarah's blog, too - you really do look great.

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  7. ooooooooh just gorgeous Pen. I just love those purple butterflies and the tattered florals looks great made out of fantasy film

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  8. Wow !! Wonderful piece, Penny !! Love it !

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  9. Love how you've done the mirror Pen. I've still got some left over from when I bought a stack after making them at Stamp Club. May try your technique, x

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  10. Absolutely beautiful and what a lovely mix of techniques

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  11. Oh crikey, you could write another Compendium just based on that piece! This is stunning Pen!!! You're just a gifted artist... Utterly gorgeous! ;)

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  12. Stunning work of art. I love the colour scheme and the combination of the various techniques.

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  13. This is wonderful! It must have taken you a very long time to make such a detailed and beautiful project
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