Monday, July 20, 2015

Vintage Assemblage Shrine

Today it's my turn on the

I decided to use a mini cabinet card from my collection in a small shrine to make a Vintage Assemblage.

Brass always seems to show up better when used with turquoise, and so that's the color scheme that I used.

I like to lay things out and get some idea of the project. The flower at the top is trimmed with shears removing 2 sections.

I painted several Mechanicals with Heavy White Gesso so they will take paints and inks.

My main pieces were painted and put together with 3 tiny brads. I sanded the plate to reveal the word CREATE.

This laser-cut shrine comes flat, so I added vintage German-English dictionary pages to the inside sections with Soft Matte Gel. Then I sponged on archival inks to age even more and sealed with Gel.

The outsides were painted with acrylic paints using either a sponge dabber or foam square. 

The Messy text clear stamp is used with black archival ink. Now I can glue the shrine together and get ready to add elements to the outside. Once it was dry, I added Clear Crackle Texture Paste to various areas. It really added an "aged" look to the piece.

This wooden candlestick is base-coated with Heavy White Gesso first and then a layer of White Crackle Paste is slathered on. When it's dry, add archival inks in orange and sepia. 

The Vintage Lady is cut out and layered onto 2 Mechanicals and a wooden block. I highlighted the leaves and button with more patina waxes, as well as the candlestick base. 

The finishing touches were to add some Gloss Gel with a brush to different places and sprinkle Copper, Silver and Black Micro Beads as filler. I also added some Gold Mica Flakes.

The Flower was sprayed with several colors of ink, and beads, plus some Luminous Gold Glitter was added. A bit of Charcoal Art Sugar and black Micro Beads are layered around the candlestick rims.

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Products Used:
Art Extravagance - White Crackle Texture Paste
Art Ingredients - Micro Beads-Copper, Silver and Black
Ranger-Archival Inks - Jet Black, Orange Blossom, and Coffee

Other Products Used:
Mini Ornate Shrine Kit from Retro Cafe Art Gallery
Collections Vintage Mini Cabinet Card
Detail Sanding Block from Vintaj


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, love the crackle and the wonderful co,our palette. Beautifully embellished too. Tracy x

Kathy Bradley said...

Your work is always amazing! I love this piece and the little shrine is awesome. I just got a large order from Retro Cafe today, but I forgot to order a few shrines to try out. Beautiful creation, Linda!

Theresa said...

Way cool, Linda. LOVE the beads and the colors on this one!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeously rich in texture and attention to detail.
An absolute triumph.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just amazing, Linda, wonderful techniques and sense of composition. Really inspiring as always,

Lucy x

JackieP Neal said...

Another outstanding piece Linda!! Love! xo

Joi at RR said...

INCREDIBLE Linda - you are a true visionary. It just always flabbergasts me how you come up with such MAGNIFICENT ideas. Always so happy to see your creations. j.

Win Dinn said...

Wonderful assemblage - you inspire me every time!

Linda M. Cain said...

Thanks everyone!