Friday, June 3, 2016

An Enchanted Forest Treasure Shelf

I've always loved the rich, warm, fabulous designs from Graphic45 paper.

But this collection is too gorgeous not to play with. So, I decided to get to 
work and use some perfect embellishments on this 

All the Cut-Outs and Charms, Rhinestone Trim and Paints can be found at
Retro Cafe Art Gallery using the links here,

You could store your ATC's here, or business cards,
scraps of paper or ticket stubs you treasure.
 Or anything else that you always want to keep in place....keys perhaps?!?!

This Relic and Artifact face was painted with Gold Rush
 and Rich Turquoise Metallique paints.

 It had Rusty Red on it and another unknown layer
 before I got the look I wanted. 

If you follow me, you know I fussy cut and layer papers
 onto my laser-cut Masonite kits from RCAG
 before I glue them together. 

This is the back with several different layers of paper cuts before I 
glued it to my Masonite piece.

 The wooden legs were in my stash, but I used German Dresden,
Mini Serrated and Gold Fancy Scalloped,
and painted them to the colors I wanted adding a wash of black to age them.

The Face reminded me of a mask used in those times by
performers in the court.
It's from the Relics and Artifacts Visage collection
 by Sandra Evertson.

The Ornate Flourish Cut Outs were painted gold and glittered up,
 then cut in half to use as corners. 

 I like to add Tombow markers to create deeper color and shadows in spots.

This is the a detail look at the back and one of the sides.

 The Rhinestone and Rhinestone and Pearl Trim just light this piece up. 

And this shows a detail of the legs where everything is
 painted with ArtAlchemy Paints.

I used Aqua-Rose and Blue-Gold Opal Magics
over the black paint, and Metalliques Rusty Red and
Steampunk Copper on the Trims.

Just a note, the backdrop for this an antique hand-crocheted
table cloth made by my Grandmother.
Hence a few tea stained areas can be seen.
 It's too fragile to try to remove them,
 but that makes it even more valuable to me. 

I hope you enjoyed this and get some inspiration to make
 a treasure of your own.

Be Well and Be Good to Each Other,



Lizzy Hill said...

IT's lovely that you use your Grandmother's cloth for this purpose! Good on you:) And that piece is AMAZAGOBS! looooove the legs. And the rhinestones. What a great touch. LOVE the 'richness' of this one!!!

chris a said...

Absolutely spectacular!

Karenliz Henderson said...

WOW! Amazing piece of art!

candi harris said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! How big is this box?

Debby said...

Beautiful job! You always know how to dress up the pieces you create! Thanks for sharing!

Linda M. Cain said...

It's 3"x4" wide and 5 1/4" tall. Click on the link and it will show it to you undecorated on the RCAG site. The legs and Flourish add to the height.

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow - how gorgeous! Each piece is perfect - and the whole design is amazing! As always, I am in awe!

Candi Harris said...

Thanks for the info Linda!

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

This is such a cool piece Linda! I love your idea to use this as storage! Perfect for ATCs and more! And all the embellishments you used look great! xoxo

Chrissy said...

So beautiful, Linda! I notice something new every time I look at it.