Art shrine with Rubber Moon Frida Stamps by Lotte Kristensen


We are very excited to announce that Lotte Kristensen is joining us as a
guest designer and wish her a very warm welcome!

Hey everyone!

I was over the moon when Laura asked me to Guest Blog - being a long-term fan of That's Crafty! and all their glorious products, it was a wonderful opportunity to share a wee bit of what I get up to with them :)  

A little bit about myself – my name is Lotte Kristensen, I live in Scotland, and have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I am regularly published in Craft Stamper, and as of 2019 also a Design Team member of Mixed Up Creative and PaperArtsy. I really just like playing around and experimenting - it doesn't always have to lead to something. But anyway, let's get on with it!

For my first project, I'm using some Rubber Moon Frida Kahlo stamps to make a little art shrine.  
I love making little things, got a thing about miniatures - probably because it reminds me of playing with dolls' houses.  The Frida stamps from Rubber Moon are some of my favourites, so it seemed apt to combine the two :)  

Materials Used

Posca Pen: Light Blue
First, assemble the inside frame of the shrine, and then paint everything in two coats of gesso (avoiding any bits that will be glued together). On the backing piece of the shrine, on the other side of the gessoed bit, stick on your photo of choice, again leaving the glue tabs clear. When everything is dry, paint with one coat of DecoArt Pyrrole Orange, leave to dry, and then give a light sanding on all pieces (sand in one direction only!) Using the DecoArt Antiquing Cream, rub all over, then immediately wipe away excess with a baby wipe.

Next, ink up the Rubber Moon Soul Sisters stamp in Ranger Archival Vibrant Fuchsia, and stamp all over the front of the shrine. Stamp the other parts of the shrine the same way, including the Rubber Moon Oculus stamp (to stamp on the inside edge of the shrine, use without a stamping block). On the top of the front of the shrine, add clear embossing ink in a rough circle, sprinkle with Baked Texture in Ancient Amber and heat set. On top of this, add more embossing ink and another layer of Baked Texture. Be ready with the Oculus stamp, inked up in Ranger Archival Watering Can, and while the embossing powder is still soft, stamp into it. Leave stamp for 30 seconds before removing. Ink up the Oculus stamp in Ranger Archival Watering Can and stamp randomly on the side and corner of the front of the shrine and emboss with the Baked Texture. Glue all the pieces together, and use a Posca pen to colour the edges in a contrasting colour - I used a light blue. Finish off by adding embellishments of your choice.

So that's that! I think I'm going to make some more little shrines with some of my other favourite artists and heroes, like Leonora Carrington and Nina Simone. I would love to see what you make, so why not share your creations on the FaceBook group page?

Until next week!

Lotte x

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  1. Lotte, it is so lovely to see you here as a Guest designer too! Your shrine is stunning, I love your colour choices and the image is beautiful. Love the little skull too! Anne xx

  2. Really lovely to have you joining us Lotte and your debut is totally amazing! Such stunning detail and colour and all the textures on the shrine look fabulous and really bring the image of Frida to life.
    Fliss xx

  3. Welcome to the team Lottle and love your opening piece can’t wait to see more
    Amanda x

  4. Fabulous artwork! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Welcome ,Lotte . Your debut shrine is fabulous rich . Love the rich colour and your choice of imagery is lovely . tfs x

  6. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and welcomes! I'm well chuffed to be here too - and a little in awe of the illustrious company :D


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