Fernli Designs are in the process of changing their products at the moment, so this item is no longer available....but as it was part of my designer package I feel I should honour my commitment and use the products as promised.
So here it is....
Here I have lightly gessoed the atcs, just a quick wipe over, making sure not to go over the edges...then I covered each one in different backing papers from my stash.
I sorted through some of the Tim Holtz "Relatives" images that will be added to the Atcs.
I stamped each of the Atcs to give them some background before adding the "Relative" images.
Here I have assembled the frame, each atc has been glued in place securely with Pinflair Book Glue, PVA would have been suitable, but I prefer the book glue.
I have now added the "Relatives" images..I love these, so vintage, lol.
At this stage I set the frame aside as I just couldn't get any ideas of what else I could do to make it look so much more..I needed something to make it "pop"
Finally after a couple of weeks, I came up with the idea of the hearts and tulips, also Fernli Design products.
I used Sharpie pens to colour them, especially the tulips, as paint would clog the detail on the leaves and petals.
I also used Fernli Design scroll work shapes to add to the top of the frame, for this I used the same gilding wax as I did on the frame.
Finally it is complete...and I am delighted with it to be honest. I love the splash of red of the tulips and hearts...it was worth leaving it aside for a while until I decided how to finish it......
and it looks rather nice on my sideboard....
Thank you to all of you that drop by my blog...x
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