Monday, 17 October 2016

Lovely Lady Shrine

Hello, Dear Friends!
Today it's Linda's last project as the Creative Team Member but do not fear - she's not going anywhere! ;)
Last weekend I announced the beautiful Team of my Brand Ambassadors and Linda's right there! It means we will keep seeing her inspiring Art here on the blog. And today's assemblage will take your breath away...
Well all good things must come to an end... as they say....
I'm thrilled to have been on this amazing team of such talented Artists. But even more thrilled to have had the chance to work for, and with, the lovely Anna Dabrowska, better known as Finnabair.
She let us make whatever type of project we wanted, always respected our ideas, and gave us great products to create and share with others.. For that, I am eternally grateful.

This is not the end of our relationship, however, as we will still share many things with the Art World.

Today I'm sharing my favorite type of Art: Assemblage...
So let's get started!
I used a laser-cut box shrine to start and applied Soft Gloss Gel to the Vintage Collectible Ephemera lady. Then I added 2 coats to the top to seal.
Next I painted the side sections with 2 coats of the Art Alchemy Metalliques using a sponge square.
The German Dresden was black, so I added the Brass Hardware first, and then the Rusty Red to create contrast.
The Dresden was added to frame the lady, and white and black rub-ons decorate the inside of the shrine.
I coated the door plate and flourish with White Gesso, and the vintage square nails with Black Gesso.

Then the laser-cut pieces were painted with blue and gold Metalliques, and the nails had Opal Magics dusted on for color.
The tiny Tin Heart has 2 coats of White Gesso painted on before adding the 2 different colors of red Metalliques.
I wanted the Mechanicals Leaves to stand out more, so I added the red paint that created the 3 spots of red for the project.
The Mini Flower is layered with bits of ephemera. I added Mechanicals and other metal found objects from my collection to adorn the shrine using Heavy Body Gel and 3D Matte Gel.
I stamped the side with the edge stamp from the Hello Pastel set using Jet Black Archival Ink.
The Large Flowers were cut to add trim on the sides and top of the shrine.
You can paint the Plated Label with Heavy Black Gesso and then remove some of the paint with a light sanding block to create a vintage look.
Here you see another Large Flower cut to fit under the shrine box.
The nails have Pink/Blue and Yellow/Blue Opal Magics lightly painted on and small Gold Rush dots.
The tiny gold metal squares and Steampunk Blades with Mini Knobs give the piece a bit of shine and lighten up the entire piece.
As I said at the beginning, it's been a great journey with a lovely lady who has taught me so much, and just let me create whatever I wanted.
I am humbled and thankful to have been on this wonderful team.
Watch this space for further developments...

Your Friend in ART... always,
~Linda

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7 comments:

Marci said...

A fabulous project. Gorgeous!

Kathy Bradley said...

So very gorgeous - your detailing is wonderful!

Sanda Reynolds said...

Fantastic project as always Linda! So inspirational... TFS!Sanda <3 xoxo

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

Gorgeous project, such rich and colorful details. Thank you for sharing your work with us all that time, and it's wonderful to see you on the new ambassadors team!

Kathi said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing your creative process and all the step out photos.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing your creative process!

Ellen dematos said...

Really great! I love everything about this! I can't wait to have a collection of items and paints like you do!