Sunday, 14 August 2011

No.2 of my guest designer spots ...By Anneliese Bates

Well I'm back again, This time I've been using the stamps as a background for this shrine. The stamps I used this time were :
Baroque Background
Birds of a feather
Insects and Butterflies No. 1 # 017
Botanical Plate 1 # 038

I started off by using Viva Terra texture paste to cover the wood. you can find that Here
Then I stamped into the paste using the rubber stamps, remember to spritz the stamps with water before use, this acts as a release agent.

I let this dry & then I painted it all over with Viva Precious metal colour in Pearl Blue Here
This I heat gunned dry.

Once it was dry, I began to add other metallic paint colours such as golds, bronzes, coppers, reds and greens. I would paint it on and then rub it off again with a piece of kitchen towel, this ensured that you could still see the blue underneath, which in turn helps highlight the stamped images.

Once all the paint is dry you can rub on some stickles with your finger, I used Platinum and distress stickles Picket Fence

Emboss in Black the birdcage image on to some pearlised cardstock. Then cut out. This will become the body of the figure on the central panel.
Spritz some Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl mist on to some Trimmings, this will glue on to the bottom of the birdcage.

Create a person to go in the central panel using any 'finds' and collage bits you might have handy.

Add some twigs and a bird image on to one of the folding panels

And some collaged words on to the remaining panel

And there you have it

Hope you liked this project, I'll see you soon for my final installment :D x


Sid said...

Very shiny, and great !!

Cheryl said...

oh just love this its one super design loveing all the textures in this hugs cherylx

Joanne said...

I have some terra but now I know how to use it. Thank you.
Hugs Joanne xx

Artyjen said...

A shiny shrine...great! Love the background effect with the Terra.
xoxo Sioux

Daniele said...

ohhhh I bet that looks even better in the flesh with all those shiny paints.....stunning

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just fabulous!

Dragon said...

Great colour and texture

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!! Love the texture Annaliese! x

Minxy said...

The texture on this piece is just fantastic, a very cool project :D

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

love all the textures and the use of the birdcage :))