Tuesday, June 18, 2013

From Plain to Beautiful

This started as a plain wood $1 frame from Michaels.  Isn't it wonderful how our stamping supplies can be used to transform it into something beautiful!!  It was given to a beautiful young woman as a graduation gift. 

The bird, flowers and scripture are all from Our Daily Bread Designs, the set is called Sing to the Lord.  The line at the bottom is computer generated and part of a song called 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman.  It's a fabulous song and if you'd like to check it out, HERE it is on YouTube. 

Frame - Gesso whole frame and let dry... Wendy Vecchi's white embossing paste through the Americana stencil Jacobean Floral and let dry (I do this in sections so I don't mess up wet paste trying to move the stencil and adding paste again)... gesso whole frame including embossing paste and let dry... paint with Distress Paints chipped sapphire and seedless preserves adding water as needed to help the colors blend smoothly where they come together and let dry... Inka Gold rose and platinum rubbed on to bring out the texture and design and also added through the Crafter's Workshop stencil Mini Circle Explosion... Music Collage (Stampabilities) stamped onto the sides of the frame with Archival Ink deep purple.  

Center Piece - Ranger's Specialty stamping paper colored using Adirondack pink sherbet (ink rubbed onto craft sheet, spritzed with water and paper pressed in), music image (Me & Carrie Lou) stamped with Distress Ink old paper.  Bird, flowers and scripture are stamped with Archival Ink jet black.  An extra bird and extra flowers stamped onto scraps of Specialty Stamping Paper for cutting out and layering over images for dimension.  Coloring done with ink and a water brush.  Tiny holeless gold beads added tot he centers of the flowers.   

Distress Paint used on the back of the frame and also Inka Gold platinum.  Center is Specialty Stamping Paper colored with Dylusions spray.  Scripture and flowers (Our Daily Bread Designs) stamped with Archival Ink jet black.  

Linking up to Artists in Blogland Show & Tell Saturday. 


Ally White Cat said...

Beyond gorgeous and my favorite color too :0 oh my Wanda you always amaze me.
susan s

Nan G said...

Gorgeous! Love the texture and the scripture. How cool to do the back too. A wonderful gift, Wanda.
Hugs, Nan

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful!!!!! And, WOW!

Turid said...

The front is beautifull, but the back is just as or even more pretty! A work of art front anc back!

Lori said...

This is gorgeous Wanda!

Riley S said...

So pretty, it is nice how the picture matches with the frame and brings all your attention to the bird and verse. ^_^

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous transformation, Wanda!