Friday, October 5, 2012

Paper Whimsy Reliquary

I've used Paper Whimsy's gorgeous Vintage Prints for years. Gale Blair takes an old photo and manipulates it to create a masterpiece in photography.
This is my new FAVORITE little gal.
Now they've come up with Reliquaries. This piece uses one of them as an add-on to a shadowbox frame.
I'll take you through a few of the steps to making this little treasure.
This is what you get for the Reliquary.
It's pressed board, and you glue it together. Simple - Easy.

I started with 2 colors of Distress Stains and used the darker color as shadow on the edges.

The front piece had 2 more colors added the same way.

Then I stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink using several Tim Holtz stamps to cover the area.
I covered the back with Brushed Pewter Distress Stain...really cool metallic color.
And then stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink.
It really is a gorgeous lacy-looking background.

I realised that the color was not correct for the picture I was going to I just added Worn Lipstick Distress Stain until I got the color I wanted.
I painted the Spade and the Star was colored with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain.
Then I laid out the pieces to go into the Reliquary and glued into place.
LOVE the ornate bead cap on the top of the little bottle.
The little purse is a vintage piece from a friend.

Add a few dots of Glaze pen here and there, some Distress Stickles on the Spade, and then put it together.

The background paper from Prima's Nature Garden was glued to a piece of chipboard.
It had to be subtle and was perfect as is.
I cut the frame paper and sprayed with Perfect Pearls for a bit of can't see it here, but it's there. 

I aged the ribbon with a bit of Tea Dye Distress Stain and glued it to the frame.
The little Prima flowers added a little touch of femininity to the corners, and the large rose is a pin I found somewhere....that I edged with some Ice Stickles.
The label on the large bottle is stamped onto gessoed Metal Foil Tape with Archival Ink.
Lastly I added an edge of Tarnished Brass DS around the edge of the Reliquary to make it stand out a bit better.
Take a look at the store at PAPER'll love their gorgeous images and ephemera!
That's it for today! Create Art and Remember to Play!
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Netty said...

wow Linda this is fabulous, thank you for showing the process. xx

SusanK said...

I love how you put this all together. Learning some of the steps makes it easier to understand how you got to the final presentation of loveliness. While I'll never be talented in this particular way, I know I can just watch your blog and have my senses delighted!

Wanda H said...


deco dp said...

****** superbe * bravo*

Karen Conner said...

So wonderful! Love all the details. The distress & stamping looks like something I'd love. Going to try it for sure.

thanks so much for sharing with us!

Martina2801 said...

Wow, wow, wow Linda! You did an amazing job! I LOVE it!

Lori said...

Wow! Another fantastic creation! I love all the details, and thanks for sharing the process!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Linda, I love that you include all of the steps that go into your projects. They end up looking so professional! Love the details and that Tim Holtz background stamp!

Ann said...

deep breath........omg,I Covet!!!!!

cyndie2010 said...

WOW you said it, what a treasure. I just love it. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Cyndie

2amscrapper said...

everything about this creation is fabulous, Linda. I love that little shadow box!