I stuck 3 layers of cardboard together, covered with gesso. The backing papers are from my stash, I inked them up with the same colours and used watered down gesso to mute them a bit. I then covered loosely with the net and used pins to hold in place so I could manipulate it after the images were in place.
|From the back, nearly as messy as my desk|
I use Tim Holtz watercolor technique from his compendium book 3, so easy, and distress inks victorian velvet, black soot, pickled raspberries and pumice stone to create my main images.
I inked the edged of the images and mat and layered them using my "perfect layer tools", they make the job so much easier for me.
I coated all the images in glossy accents including the little circle. I love how this really changed their look. It was hard to pick up on camera but they look like enamel buttons. Then onto embe;;ishment heaven. The flowers were made but curling ribbon into circles. I punched out some sma;; butterflies and raided my box of brass tone embellies.
I added lots of pearls and a special button I have been saving. I chopped the back of the button off and sanded it so it would lie flat.
The chain under the Parfumerie sign was from a necklace that I had broken and kept because I (am a crafty hoarder) just know them odd little bits some would call rubbish are just waiting for a new home.
I am super chuffed with my new wall art and because I made it myself it matches my room perfectly :)
I am entering this into the following challenges
Altered Eclectics -Anything but a card anything goes
Flonz craft - Anything but a card
That Craft Place - Anything goes.
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