Wednesday, 6 April 2011

altered frame

Got these frames from the Artsy Craft event, and I was looking around for something different to do and they came to hand.  I had just got my first ever set of Dylussions Acrylic Paints and wanted to have a play with them, so first of all I took out my sticky back canvas, I've had it for over two years now and never used it. I loved it though so shall be thinking of more ways to use it. I applied gesso then some random patches of acrylic paint, which I stamped over with a paper artsy alphabet stamps, then I used bottle lids to add circles , some dylussion inks sprayed over and then through a stencil.  Then I cherry picked my three fave bits to make into mini canvanses for the frames.

As I had used three paints for the canvas I decided to paint each frame in a different colour and then applied white acrylic with a dry brush  to create a weathered look.

Once the frames were complete I decided they needed to have some foreground added, so stamped two of my long time fave stamps from Stamps Happen, coloured in with pro markers, carefully cut out and then added matte accents to make them more sturdy, attached to the frame with multi medium and added some metal accents to bring it all together.

ta dah............
and finally some close ups..

So a wee bit excited at the moment as its Ally Pally at the weekend and I'm so looking forward to it, Im going on the Sunday and Ive got a wish list as long as my arm and my leg, LOL.  Just my purse isnt long enough, but I'll do my best and I'll be back to show you my haul as soon as I can.

I've been seconded to a new role on Monday so dont know what spare time I'm going to end up with, as I've had to go full time for it and will be driving to all different branches over Kent, so will definetely be interesting, and an opportunty not to be missed.  It's also quite timely as my OH has been made redundant, so all extra money will be welcome, he insisted I went to Ally pally though as I have been saving for it, with my birthday money etc, I didn't resist for too long as it may be the last splurge for a while, plus he probably had an ulterior motive as he has got tickets to see Rush in May at the O2, he is going on himself cos I couldnt think of anything worse than sitting through all that row LOL, we have very different tastes in music, but do have a few things we both like, like Linkin Park. I dont think that is mean do you!!!


Deborah said...

What a superfab hanging, Pidd!I still have your first ever ATC - you've come a long way, baby :-)

Have a wonderful splurge at Ally Pally (I want to see photos of it ALL!) And congratulations on the promotion! Hopefully your OH won't be out of work for long.

Are Rush still going!?! So Geddy Lee doesn't do it for you like Harry McFly LOL

jeanetteguy said...

Lovely little SBC. Not just a pretty face huh?? Wish I/we was going to AP with you :( wouldve been fun for the 4 of us but Marita isn't going either.
Glad the promotion came up for you!!
Have a ball at AP mcfly lotsa pics please!!!
Pass hugs to Linda Lin leandra etc I'm so jel!!!!
Love ya xx

Sandra Hall said...

You've made a fantastic job of your hanging Siobhan, LOVE the background and the 'weathered' frames are fab painted in the toning colours :D x

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous frames, the backgrounds are wonderful. Congrats on the promotion an have a great time at Ally Pally xx

Doone said...

your Man has good taste in music, your frames are gorgeous especially on the lilac brick wall, and I'm sure the secondment will be a welcome change as well as a challenge,and I think this is the longest word verification I have ever seen ob a blog....


Marita Soutar said...

The frames are fab! Hope you enjoy Ally Pally, wish I was going! Maybe at the end of the year. Good luck with the job, sounds interesting. Hopefully your OH will get work soon I know how it feels when that happens and I hope it all works out well for you both.

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, a new job and a trip to Ally Pally! How exciting! Can't wait to see your ally pally haul, and yes, you do deserve a good spend up! Love your frames :-)