Two posts from me today and then that's it for 2012. The first is my DT post for Anything But A Card
and the second is the post showing my Craft Barn Callendar challenge in full. They follow consecutively so bear with me or for speed, scroll down to the Craft Barn Full Calendar post. Due to a family get together, I'm having to post this early but the challenge will be up later over at the blog.
Don't forget to check out the other DT pieces today and next Sunday for some wonderful inspiration! Thanks to everyone who has supported our challenge blog since September - we have really enjoyed all your amazing creations.
The challenge at Anything But A Card
for the next fortnight, has two wonderful themes that you may choose from:
1. Anything Goes
2. Share a favourite project from 2012
I have decided to combine the two really because I made this piece at an Andy Skinner class in October so it's a real favourite and it fits the 'anything goes' theme too.
I haven't previously blogged this piece because firstly, I had a terrible accident with it when I got home from the class. To cut a long story short, I had to sand off everything and start again from scratch. I then didn't have photos of it for a while but that is now done so I can share it with you. I'm not sure what the final piece is called but I have named it a wall plaque. Of course it is a very timeworn piece because that is just one of the many things Andy does so well (can you tell I'm a fan??).
Here's my wall plaque with a very timeworn angel staring into the infinity of time:
|The pictures were taken outside because there was no light indoors - not much outside either!|
The wonderful angel image is achieved by an image transfer technique.
|Lots of wonderful crackle all over the plaque. This vintage girl is actually quite heavily inked with distress but the picture seems to have lost the colour. Next time I would use paint to age her.|
|Andy had a wonderful rusty key at the bottom of his plaque but in the absence of one, I chose to distress some beads and try to age them instead.|
|Another technique using paints helped to age this part of the project. Looks like rusted metal doesn't it?|
|The caption was printed and then aged with distress. I wondered whether burning might have achieved a better effect but I think the paper may have gone up in smoke, knowing my luck!|
|More of the wonderful timeworn effects at the top of the plaque.|
I was a little worried that I'd gone overboard with crackle and the paint effects when I did this piece for the second time. On balance, I'm happy with the effects I've achieved and I hope you like it!
If you don't have time to look any further then I'll wish you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful and creative 2013.