Friday, 24 October 2014

PHOTO BOX INSPIRED BY MISS JULIE ANN, FOR PAPERARTSY......

Hello my Lovelies, warning, warning, warning, Will Robinson, this is PHOTO HEAVY. Sorry I did a lot of stuff on it, it took me 2 weeks to create. If you want to stay around you had better grab a large cuppa. I'll try to keep the nattering to a minimum, hahaha, wish me luck with that ^-^.....
When Miss Julie Ann posted the Gift of Reading here, on Oct. 9th,  I was blown away,if you haven't seen it, it is well worth the look. I have been desperately, madly creating this gift box. I looooved creating it, it brought me such joy, thanks so much Cuz, I truly fell in love with yours, once I saw it, I just knew I had to make something..



     This is the picture frame I'm making for my friend Jan, I'll be decorating the frame and making fairy pics to match her bathroom.
It's a little snug, might have to wrap it in tissue when I finish it. It is her BD as well in Dec, so this will be her 2 gifts all taken care of....

                    These photos I took  before I added the Fairy's..

         
  I tried to follow most of the techniques Julie Ann used, I'll try to remember everything I did :O).
I started by cut it out of a huge piece of cardboard,( I have a huge stock of these ) using the picture for the template and I reeeeeally wished I had a larger area to work on, I kept having to fold the side up, fold the sides up, with all the different layers, crazy..
I brayered  some fresco paints, London bus, beach hut, hey pesto and zesty zing to color the background.
Stamped the french script in white paint, stamped  the funny green lines, they are a with stamp I made agggges ago out of clay, it didn't stamp fully, it is a bamboo tree, but I was embracing the mistakes :)...


I stamped more script  from a Paper artsy stamp in Tim's gathered twig, I made the circles with a pill bottle top and white paint, I made a puddle of Inca Gold, for the gold circles..
 I stamped Lady bugs in all the circles and tiny lady bugs all over, it made the large Lady bugs all different colors, love how they turned out....


                               

I double bumped,  a Paperartsy leaf stamp in Fresco's, London bus and hey pesto. sorry the photo is upside down. I learned a few lessons while creating this, I prefer it with a stamp that is plain, it might be just me but it looks messy with the swirls in the stamp, normally I love this stamp.. 


You can faintly see a window cut out, they open, I put masking tape on the window, then was going to take it off leaving the shutters plain. I like it so much I decided to leave it on...




 I stamped 8 different fairy stamps on tissue, added 4 to the inside , 4 on the outside...



 I painted the parts white, I was going to color, on the back, then colored the front with fresco paints, lesson 2, I should have added water to the paint to make it more transparent, I added a golden glow around them with Inca gold and a tiny bit of water.













 I love how it all came together once I added the glowing fairies..


These are photos before I added the vines,faeries and embellishments...


 The out side I gessoed, then tried to create 3 walls that looked like they were falling apart and had also suffered a fire.....
I used a stone wall stencil with Golden's paste, this is the outer layer it was a beautiful stone wall a one time..
Painted the whole thing with white paint, gesso and a tiny bit of black water color paint from a tube to give it a greyish finish..
I stenciled a tile pattern on the back, a brick pattern on the front. this is all one stencil from a children's craft set.
 I used Tim's rusty hinge for the brick . Rusty hinge and mowed lawn for the tile pattern, that's what it looks like to me, might be a checker board pattern..


 I tore some of the top layer of the cardboard, then used a lighter to burn it away, this will become the bottom layer, after the fire..


I wanted to create a window, I used the Gothic window Julie Ann sent me as a template, I cut off the top layer of the cardboard leaving the corrugated on to create the shutters, I adore Gothic windows...


This is how it looks closed
I sprayed it with some clear lacquer to seal the ink.. 

Photos of it after embellishing it...


I stenciled some vines with fresco paint, on all three sides


I made a door out of cardboard, peeling the top layer off then burning it again, then gessoed it a couple of times. I painted some pieces of broken belt and bracelet, for the handle, hinges and lion knocker, painted it with rusty hinge paint, then poured some real rust powder on it, let it dry, love the rusty look it gave them...


I used a broken piece of earring for the emblem over the door, I brightened it with Inca Gold...
I painted these fairies with cheap water color paint.
 Lesson 3, I used way too much sparkle with modge poge, distress clear rock candy and ultra fine glitter. I was trying to make it look like fairy dust, had I added some water to it, it would have dispersed it better, and you could have see the image better..





 I made a frame for the window out of funky foam, gessoed it 3 time's and used a heat gun to dry it, till it created bubbles..










I made some washi tape to hold the frame of the box together, with medical tape, colored it with rusty hinge and Forrest moss paints.
I stamped some vines with rusty hinge and mowed lawn ink then stamped the fairy shoe and magical symbol in black momento ink.




All done, if your still here God bless you, this was so long sorry..
 I am entering this in the October Challenge at Paperartys
here, Miss Julie Ann inspired me to create something to enter and boy did I have some BIG FUN making it, thanks to you all...

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

                                           NAMASTE!!!!

16 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

Dianne, this is a breath-taking, fairy-tale of a project! I love everything about it and I was so excited by the lovely pictures of all that detail! I love those Gothic windows and the door with the rust - it's so imaginative! I am really impressed and delighted that I inspired you to create something so lovely and - most important - that you had fun creating it. This is going to make that gift just magical! Thank you so much for playing and creating so much beauty and joy!!! xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just glorious Dianne, I love it!

Lucy x

Hazel Agnew said...

I love it too, quite magical. Xx

Pawsitively Creative said...

Oh wow! Where do I start? First things first-I need to pick my jaw up off the floor. Okay, done. I think this is wonderful! There is so much technique and artistry to this piece. The fairies are gorgeous and I see the fairy dust! I am going to have to try that rust powder, just need to find out where to get it. A lot of time and love went into this piece and you can just feel it. TFS! And thanks for your very sweet moment on my blog. Crafty hugs to you! ~Niki

Sue Lelli said...

MAGNIFICIENT! love ALL OF THE PHOTOS! love THE COLORS AND THE FAIRIES AND THE WINDOWS AND DOORS!

Anneke said...

Awesome project, love it!

Craftyfield said...

Awesome is the word! Obviously a labour of love made all the better for your enjoyment making it. Lucky friend...

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful piece! You really put some blood, sweat and tears into this one and the elements are all wonderful! I love it!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Stunning project!! And this is so fantastic piece, lovely things everywhere. I love it Dianne xxx

Inky and Quirky said...

Oh Dianne,I'm in love with this! It's absolutely stunning. I love the idea of cardboard being used for the shutters and door,wonderful inspiration yet again. Everything about it is gorgeous,I bet you are rightly proud of this.

Have a great weekend

Big hugs
Donna xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! This is just amazing Dianne! So many details to take in, I'm going back for another look! Chris

Redanne said...

Utterly breath-taking Dianne! This really was a labour of love and it shows in every single detail of your wonderful creation. You do Gothic windows perfectly, those shutters are divine. I love the colours and the wall is fabulous. You really have outdone yourself on this project!! Love it so much. Hugs, Anne xx

Wanda Hentges said...

This is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!

Gio said...

HELLO dear Dianne, wow, my eyes fell off! :-) Gorgeous combo, details, love the faires and the doors and windows, you made and amazing gift! By the way, Rome wasn't built in a day, take your time, is always appreciated.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Dianne
I was so sure that here I was on this November evening in a land called Scotland however I believe I have been misinformed because I stand beside a brick wall with vines which have grown long before my birth and am I in a secret garden or have I stepped into the a magical glade where the fairies flight around my head as they sparkle with the most ethereal glow, singing their sweet song in my ear.
Please forgive me but I was swept away by the story telling quality of your art and what a big heart you have to read that this has been created with your dear friend in mind.
As for your source of inspiration, it is so true that Julie Ann has the most wonderful artistic talent, as do you.
Wishes
Lynne

iris said...

hello
un vrai bonheur de voir cet ensemble
cela donne un aspect gothique
j'aime les petites fées
et les couleurs
BRAVO c'est terriblement réussi
mille bisous
iris
edith dutertre FB