Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ColourArte Design Team Application

Hello everyone,

I'm back today to showcase a project I have made especially for the application to be part of ColourArte Design Team.



As you have all know, I love altering items with different mediums thus I'm really excited to put my hands together and have some fun!

Taking in a deep breath......here's presenting my very own altered wooden frame! A motivational piece with gorgeous colors, shimmer and textures!

In another way of interpretation, life is short, have lots of fun and lead a colourful one! I just love the happy colours, sweetness of pearls and butterflies and the prettiness of flowers, not to mention, elegance with a touch of gold :)


**Did you notice how I double up the seashell at the bottom of the wooden frame as a leg so that when I lean this frame against a wall, the sea shell will help to tilt it up at an angle. Cool idea???**

Here are some close up shots for you to get a better look.


You can see the burst of colors in this photo and how with the combination of medical gauze, flowers and butterflies it neutralise the vibrant colors and soften the overall look. .


Check out this photo and see how I roll up a small piece of burlap to simulate a nest. 
The chain of pearls would act as eggs laid by butterflies. 
Did you notice how the glue created some web effect around the pearls?


Last really close up shot for you to have a good look on the texture and spectrum of colors.


For this submission, instead of doing a video tutorial, I have done a written one as follows:

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This is the original look of the wooden frame. 
It is a see through frame which I have laid a piece of burlap on the back end.


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Give 2 layers of white gesso and let dry.
Glue on a piece of lace along the circumference of the frame for some texture and apply gesso over it.


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Then apply a thick layer of Gel Medium and start placing items seashells randomly. 
Do not worry about spaces in between as we will move on to fill them up with other embellishments


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Once the medium has dried and seashells are firmly adhere, I filled up the empty spaces with a premixed paste (Gel Medium with beads and glass microspheres).
Next add on some flat back pearls and microbeads.
Wait for it to dry

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Once dried, coat a layer of white gesso to prep all the embellishments for more coloring


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Let's start around the border. I have painted the 4 sides in 2 different shades of blue


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Then I work on the front panel with some of my favourite colors.


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Working on the center attraction now, start with a piece of medical gauze.


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Then I use a small piece of burlap, roll and close up one corner, like making an ice cream cone.


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Place the burlap cone in the corner.
Notice that I have also stuffed in some loose burlap strand to create a more natural look.


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Next, stuff in a strand of pearls into the cone.
 Make sure you have enough length to lay up to the top of the canvas.
I have used transparent crackle paint and 3-in-1 beacon glue to hold the strand of pearls in place.
This can be quite tricky so have patience working on the pearl strand.


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Next step is easy peasy....add flowers!


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Time to pretty, fleety fly! Butterflies! 
These pretty little ones are punch out using Martha Stewart punch and I glam it up with glue stickles.


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Final step brush on some gold metallic paint on the micro beads and sides 
for some glamor and grace!


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So now, I will sit back, cross all my fingers and toes, thinking at the back of my mind, will I chosen??
Feeling like I'm submitted my exam papers and waiting for the results to see if I have passed!  

Seriously, thank you for taking time out to go through my submission. 

That's all for today. Happy Crafting!

8 comments:

Aniya said...

Really beautiful

Terri Sproul said...

NICE texture, thanks for your interest in the Colourarte DT

Sandee Setliff said...

Love that frame, it's awesome! Good luck!

Priscilla Lim said...

Thanks for the DT call Terri 😊

Priscilla Lim said...

Thanks Aniya. Glad you like it :)

Priscilla Lim said...

Thanks Sandee. Need lots of good luck 😊

Priscilla Lim said...

Thanks Sandee. Need lots of good luck 😊

Priscilla Lim said...

Thanks Sandee. Need lots of good luck 😊