Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Strike 3 - you are out Neil........

Hi there.
Where has the time gone? June is fast drawing to a close and here I am with my last project to share....... but before that I would just like to say a HUGE thank you to Jennie and Hels for asking me, I have really enjoyed my time as a Contributing Artist here.
So, for my last project I altered a frame
I have not yet decided what photo to put in there so I did the inside too...... I like it so I may not add a picture just yet!
I started out with white paper and stamped the calligraphic mat 1 all over in sepia archival ink inking up again about every 3rd time. After that I used Forest Moss distress ink and a selection of pocket watches from the Time and keys plate to stamp all over. The last one was the small cogs which I stamped in Vintage photo distress ink. Everything then spritzed with Walnut stain and Perfect Pearls mister mix and blended.
Some gold paint was dry-brushed over.

Some of the details, and the old watch added from my collection to finish off.
Lastly I stamped the Create definition randomly in brown.
So, that's it from me folks I do hope you enjoyed sharing this part of my creative journey with me.....

12 comments:

Lorraine said...

this is amazing i have always wanted to try this style it looks beautiful xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous frame Neil, I love all the clocks and I understand and wouldn't want to put a pic in either, you would hide the glorious stamping if you did, LOL Gay xxx

Candy C said...

Neil...your altered frame is wonderful! I totally love it. I love clocks and your piece is amazing! <3 Candy

Helen said...

I think it looks fantastic as it is - better than with a photo! Hope Jennie and Hels ask you back again....

Sid said...

Fab piece of art !!

Kat said...

grate frame neil,
I love that calligraphic mat 1, it's one of my favorite stamps of all time.
Kat.

Artyjen said...

Great effect.....it's been fab having you here this month :)
xoxo Sioux

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great piece Neil, love the aperture and the stamped clocks behind and love the addition of the vintage clock too. Tracy x

craftytrog said...

This piece is so inspiring Neil! I love it! :o)

Minxy said...

All of your pieces have been just stunning, it's been a joy to see your creations this month

Anesha said...

Wonderful project!!

cardsandmorebygigi said...

this is fabulous, just gorgeous...i agree, no picture, it is way too nice as is...