Friday, 2 March 2018

captured (independent, photos matter)

this post is more of a home decor/mixed media piece. It started with a Kaisercraft MDF Polaroid frame that a purchased in a sale. I was a little undecided about painting it or covering it in paper. But i had sheets left from the Chesterville collection by blue fern studios. 
The background sheet is Holmes and the foreground  is Bretton. Sandwiched in between is a sheet of metal gridded wire (similar to chicken wire),  the top and side corner are cut into using wire cutters and rolled back. 

Under each rolled back piece of wire, i have adhered metal cogs from the Tim Holtz  idea-ology range. Applied clear gesso to my foreground one to protect the paper and two to allow me to add mixed media.   I have cut 2 tags from the patterned paper with sizzix framelits die one of which i have added a black and white photo and the other i have used a stencil and some structure paste to before i have added my photo. The stencil used was the Tim Holtz flourish stencil, but any floral type of stencil will do that many of us have amongst our stash. Added a word sticker to the tag, distressed the edges and looped through some ribbon

The bottom corner has had the same stencil treatment. And i have applied floral chipboard by scrap FX Magnolia branch, and a chipboard "Captured" by dusty attic. The chip board i have primed with white gesso and added some watered down distress oxides, in frayed burlap and tattered rose. Taken a textured stamp and stamped all over the chipboard flowers and frame in the frayed burlap.
The "captured" got given 3 coats of white gesso and then applied some matt accents over the top to give the word a glaze and to make it pop. Finally added a couple of rolled roses from the scraps of patterned paper.

My fabric photo strip is made using photo transfer gel. Firstly you'll need to laser/photocopy your Photo.. (note that you need to flip your photo something i didn't do). Apply a thick even coat of the gel to your photo and then apply to the canvas making sure its nice and smooth and leave for 24 hours. Yes 24 hours ( not great for an impatient crafter). After 24 hours apply water to the paper and rub the paper away. It leaves a transfer of the photos behind, and i can wait to use this on other different surfaces. Stitched around the edges of the fabric. Stamped om fabric and applied an eyelet. I have added another tag and charm i found at home and that completes the project

close ups
final piece

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