Sunday, 30 May 2010

Let's fly away!

Hay Peeps... So today i have a little picture art to share..
I picked up this fab ickle set of 3 frames {amoungst other things to alter} about a month ago and have been waiting for inspiration to strike.. which last night it did!
 
I decided i would fill each picture gap with black utee and then i stamped
3 of the fab little winged critters from the insects & butterflys plate into the utee while it was still warm.
Once the utee had gone cold I dusted some red mica powder paint to make the bugs really pop.
I coated the frames with a ivory coloured acrylic and just made a sort of crackle effect with the paint brush, one dry i rubber some white mica powder all over to give a nice shimmer.
You can see in this pic how that mica really pops in certain lights..
most if not all the supplies i used are available from The Artistic Stamper
This piece fits in with a multitude of challenges amazingly..
Sunday Stamper -  'WINGS of a dove'
Wednesday Stamper - Hip to be 'SQUARE'
Gingersnap Creations -#56 - 'Burgundy, Ivory & Black'
Thanks for stopping by, Have a great Bank Hol.. as usual i'll be working!!!
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Ta Ra for now... Oh one more thing i nearly forgot
The person giving a new home to the mermaid is
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congrats hun.. please get in touch with your snail mail so i can get her in the post to you
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♥ HUGZ ♥

18 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

A great set of frames, really creative!

Nicks said...

wow I bet they look stunning in real life (thats not to say they dont look stunning here lol)
And Congrats to Fuchsia, lucky lady she will be chuffed!

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby art Minxy, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper challenge x

Jennie said...

love your take on using these freames :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love UTEE so really like your artwork this morning. The colours do pop out and those little critters look great in the frames. Tracy Evans x x

craftytrog said...

Ooh! psychic Minxy! Love your frames with their UTEE insects, they are just gorgeous! xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Fantastic results you got, wonderful take on the square theme!

sam21ski said...

Fab set of frames, love your UTEE stuff xxxx

stampingwitch said...

great work

ju said...

Fab stuff - love them! xx

Sid said...

This is a fab bit of UTEE work, very effective and lovely !

Jingle said...

What a great project idea! It is wonderful!

Gillian said...

Aren't these frames adorable, I have some too, love the utee and pp effect, great work Niki.

Lori said...

What a wonderful piece of art, and don't you just love the UTEE?!!

LiveArt said...

Such a fantastic take on the theme, these are all soooo beautiful!! LOVE them!!

Linda

Rosie said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Rosie

Ali Manning said...

Your frames are gorgeous! Thanks for playing the Gingersnaps color challenge.