Mixed Media Dragonfly Frame

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Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here to share a sweet little frame project I created with lots of great GSL chippies and loads of mixed media supplies.

Mixed Media Dragonfly Frame

Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 1I found this frame with itty bitty windows and thought it would be a fun way to incorporate lots of small elements. First I took it apart and removed the glass. Then I traced where with window openings would be so I’d know where to place all the bits and pieces.  I created the background first with inks and stamps in the color scheme I wanted to use on the focal elements.Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 3For added texture I layered in the Brick Wall chippie painted in flat white. Next came the Scribble Frame in black for contrast. Then the gears were painted gold and given a light coat of stain for an aged patina.

Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 4The Filigree Frame was finished with the same steps as the gears then a couldn’t resist topping it off with some coordinating bling.  A few small and simple stamped sentiments are really just perfect for this size frame.Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 2A generous amount of flowers to fill in this corner along with a fancy stick pin,  some altered clock hands and twine bows.  There’s also a bit of gold mesh tucked in behind.Dragonfly Wall Art Mixed Media 5I may have gotten a little carried away with this Dragonfly…..but once I was on a roll it was hard to stop. I started with a base coat of white then colored and shaded with watercolor pencils. Using archival ink I stamped on the itty bitty typography. I added a nice finished edge with a black Big Brush marker and colored in the body portion. Next I layered on additional clock hands with the same gold and stain finish as the rest of the elements and secured them with a touch of glue to hold them in place while I wrapped the wire around and added beads.  The wire did add a bit of bulk in the back…but it fits down nicely between the frame openings so it does not cause the dragonfly to stick out yay!
~Other Supplies~
Petaloo Flowers
Botanica Faux Dried Minis
Chantilly Collection-Velvet Hydrangeas
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Suede, Sunflower
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist- Bronze
 
Okay that’s all for me. I had so much fun with this altered art project….now where to hang it???  Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G
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