Monday, April 27, 2015

Salvaged Elevated Shrine

Hi everyone! Time for some Retro Cafe Art Gallery fun using the

The Cameo frame was cut down just a bit to make it fit perfectly into the frame. I added lots and lots of different metallic paints and patinas to everything until I got the look I liked.

The outside is painted first and then I added Copper Crackle Texture paste with the Fish Scales stencil. Very cool finish.

The inside is where I used gold embossed stamping on the sides. The Tiny Vials are filled with Micro Beads. The Glass and Micro beads on the back that fill up the background are applied with Soft Gel.

I have several salvaged items in this I used the title SALVAGED on the front. I bought the gears in Ohio. They are actual vintage clock gears, I think. (They're not glued to the piece, they're just there for aesthetics.)

I used 3D Matte Gel to add the heavy pieces...and it really works great. The top is 2 pieces of metal, one a Large Mechanical Flower, just balanced up there with a gob of Gel...and it's perfectly "stuck" this morning! I love it!

The picture is from the Vintage Steampunk ATC backgrounds sheet as well as the little labels on the bottles.

You've got to LOVE the new Flourishes!!!

So check out all the links and get to work!!!

Products Used:
Finnabair-Art Basics - 3D Matte Gel
Finnabair-Art Basics - Soft Gloss Gel
Finnabair-Art Extravagance-Copper Crackle Texture Paste
Finnabair Art Ingredients-Micro Beads-Silver, Copper, and Berry
Finnabair Art Ingredients-Glass Beads-Turquoise
Inka Gold-Copper, Yellow Gold, and Silver
Vintage Mechanicals-Finnabair-Large Flowers
Tim Holtz-Idea-ology-Tiny Vials

Other products used:
Baroque Art Gilders Paste-Coral Red and Patina
Black Glaze Pen
Tombow Pens
Fresco and DecoArt Paints
Stamps and Gold Embossing Powder
Black Archival Ink
Tim Holtz-Word Bands and Hitch Fasteners
Found Objects


Barbara Rankin said...

Such a cool piece, Linda. I love the flourishes, too. The whole piece is a full of eye candy! TFS

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks so much Barbara! 😍

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece , I adore the imagery and fantastic opulent colours. I really must pull out my Retro Cafe Art products I keep ordering lol x x x

Linda M. Cain said...

Thx my friend. They are so much fun to play with!!!

nanou49 said...

fantastic piece !

Linda M. Cain said...

Thank you so much!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

I love, love this piece! It is really awesome and cool. All the textures, beads, metal pieces are so wonderful. I love this store - they have the most unique items. Thanks for sharing!

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

This is so cool Linda! You already know I love love love the scales and of course the flourishes! Awesome! xo

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is gorgeous.

mamablitger said...

Oh Linda... This is an awesome shrine. What a lot of exciting details you added. Think I coild watch it dor hours. Very very pretty exciting art work.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Hugs from Monica... Spain