Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rhonda's Mini Memory

Rhonda choose the theme of Children/Childhood and the color scheme of white/cream/gold for her Mini Memory over on the DreamCreateInspire group. Started by stippling on wet Perfect Pearls on to a 4"x4" canvas and let dry.
Stamped flourish design on to the canvas with gold Lumiere paint and let dry.
Made a frame overlay, first ran a 1/2 sheet of vellum through a xyron sticker machine, then ran it through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and cut out a 1-1/2" square in the center.
Made a mini collage. Layered a vintage image of a young girl on to a left over piece of faux parchment and a small piece of dictionary page sprayed with gold.
Placed collage in middle of the canvas, covered with a piece of memory glass, and laid the embossed vellum over it all. Still needs something....
Made an embossed frame similar to the moon embellishment, only this time I did 4 layers of gold UTEE on a die cut mini frame, while hot pressed in the same flourish stamp used on the canvas (after inking it with clear embossing ink). When it cooled, ran dark brown StazOn ink over the surface to give this mini frame an aged look. To make the frame even a bit thicker, took a same sized die cut frame and colored the sides with gold metallic pen and adhered to the underside of the UTEE frame.
Adhered the UTEE frame to the center of the canvas and added two strips of mini metal chain stickers.
Hope Rhonda likes it.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely canvas!

Sheryl Powell said...

Your artwork on your blog is so beautiful and informative, you could write your own book!

Rena Sawatski said...

Carol, I am sure Rhonda will love it. I too used frame on mine that I made for her, but totally different. Yours looks like a vintage frame with all the scrolls on it.

Gaby Bee said...

I love what you create, Carol. This canvas is adorable...beautiful with color and composition!

chrissy said...

Anyone would love this... great work!