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
I 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.For 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.
The 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.
A 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.
I 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!
~Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Supplies~
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