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 use....so 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 glimmer...you 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 WHIMSY....you'll love their gorgeous images and ephemera!
That's it for today! Create Art and Remember to Play!
- Paper Whimsy - Reliquary, Collage Sheet 164
- Ranger - Metal Foil Tape, Jet Black Archival Ink, Perfect Pearls Mists-Interference Red, Ice Stickles-Diamond
- Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Tea Dye, Distress Stickles-Victorian Velvet
- Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous - Mini Holidays, Captured Moments and Papillon
- Tim Holtz - Distress Stains - Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Tarnished Brass and Brushed Pewter
- Prima - Natures Garden Charme' Rose flowers and 6x6 Paper Pad
- Maya Road - Ribbon
- Inkadinkadoo - Background Stamp 90355
- Sakura - Black Glaze Pen
- Bottles, beads, rhinestones, and other ephemera