Sunday, 17 May 2015

Through The Arched Window by Lynne Moncrieff



 
 

 
If you have ever bought a pack of Tando chipboard then you will know that they are good value, with plenty of pieces per pack. For the base of this project I made use of a leftover piece of chipboard from the Layered Arch with Cobweb pack. In fact I had previously painted and stencilled the arch as far back as last year but never did complete the intended project. 

 

Supplies


PaperArtsy Stamp Sets:- LPC015 and LPC032
Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics:- Toffee, Chocolate Pudding and Old Gold
Distress Ink Black Soot
Archival Designer Series Potting Soil
ClearScraps Damask Stencil (or this substitute)
Gel Medium
Heat Gun
Spray Bottle
Extras:- Bezel, lace and a scraps of rusted fabric I had prepared for another project, vintage book page

 

Instructions:-

 


Paint base then stencil damask pattern with a mix of the metallic paints, also applying the paint to the edges.
 
 
 
 
 

Paint the smaller arch with Old Gold, heat set before stencilling with Black Soot, the Mini Cathedral of Love stencil. 
 

In a spray bottle mix Old Gold with water to create a spray paint. Spray this liberally onto the prepared arches. Heat set.
 
 
 

 

Stamp woman onto blank area of vintage book page then adhere to the small arch. Stamp script onto cream tissuestock. Layer the stamped script with torn lace and edge the top of the arch with more torn lace. Embellish the small arch with a bezel. Finally I adhered to two pieces of rusted fabric* either side of the small arch, adhering a strip of the fabric at the bottom edge of the main base.

 

* If you want to rust fabric here are some brief instructions:-


Stencil damask with Gel Medium onto plain cotton fabric. Working quickly, scatter rusting powder, shaking off excess powder. Spray with white vinegar or water although vinegar activates the powder much quicker, leaving to rust. I prefer to work outdoors and I tend to leave the fabric overnight to ensure the powder has activated. 

 

Until next time,

 

Lynne

14 comments:

  1. This makes me think of a decaying, abandoned stately home. Amazing.

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  2. You showcased the stamp beautifully!

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  3. You showcased the stamp beautifully!

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  4. A beautiful piece Lynne and I so love the background. The LP stamp looks great in the arch and your adornments really add that special touch.
    TFS and hugs Annie x

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  5. The perfect setting for that wonderful LP stamp! Thanks for the rusting tip reminder too.
    Alison xx

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  6. Just stunning and perfect for that beautiful LP stamps!!

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  7. Just stunning and perfect for that beautiful LP stamps!!

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  8. Brilliant - some great techniques used here x

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  9. Dear Lynne, this is just stunning - I admire your use of colours in this piece ,so beautiful in all the tones of golden-brown and rust , and the stenciled rust on fabric looks fantastic.
    Also you created romance, with the little touches of lace - what a beautiful arch window.
    Dorthe xxxx

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  10. Dear Lynne, this is just stunning - I admire your use of colours in this piece ,so beautiful in all the tones of golden-brown and rust , and the stenciled rust on fabric looks fantastic.
    Also you created romance, with the little touches of lace - what a beautiful arch window.
    Dorthe xxxx

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  11. Beautifully vintage Lynne,superb creation :)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  12. Fabulous burnished golden tones, and wonderful textures from the fabrics and the rust - wonderful!
    Alison x

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  13. Beautiful Lynne.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  14. Never tried rusting powder - need to add that to my list because it sure made your project look great Lynne. Such a great regency flare to this - very creative. Thanks bunches for sharing. j.

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