Friday, May 17, 2019

Atcs & Display Frame

My 2nd design team project this year for Fernli Design is a set of 12 Artist Trading Cards with their display frame..all made from MDF.
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.

Here I have used gilding wax in copper and gunmetal directly to the frame, then buffing up with a paper towel.

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 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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R's Rue said...


crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant project love the finish on the frame and fabulous ATCs
Carol x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Oh my, Fernli needs to re-stock those RIGHT NOW, lol. I wants me one. :-) You've got a real looker for your wall there, bravo well done! xoxo

Jean said...

great creation !