Monday, May 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monday! Altered art by Sandi! 5.1.2017

Hello, hello! 

Sandi here with you today sharing another project from the March Scraps of Elegance Kit "Hello, Beautiful!" This Kit was full of gorgeous papers and embellishments .. as always. In particular, it features Graphic 45's Portrait of a Lady papers that are full of vintage charm and wonderful images and colors. 

I decided to take a break from layouts and created something altered. The Tim Holtz clock was included as an Off the Page in the February Scraps of Elegance Kit and was still laying unused next to my scrap table. So, I decided it would be a fun project to try and see if I could adapt it for these papers. 

I first covered the clock with white gesso and then with Glass Beads texture gel. Next, I set about misting with a variety of greens and golds. The green seemed to want to dominate and I was okay with that. However, I used the Viva Cinnamon Color from the Color Add-on on the bell portion and then added some vintage photo ink and patina powder. 

My primary background paper was from the Portrait of a Lady sheet in the Co-ordinating Paper add-on. Using the back of the clock as a guide, I cut a circle around the image and glued it on using the Honey Medium from the Creativity Add-on. I decoupaged that over the top of the paper with a bit of the Caramel Gelato mixed in the Honey Medium for color. 

The inside of the Clock is lined with florals from the Kit, the Floral Add-on and with flowers from my stash. I also included a random feather and a piece of chipboard from the Elements add-on. 
I wanted to use the Prima Memory Hardware jeweled trinkets from the Elements add-on and rummaged through my stash to find some hardware to hang them. They are hooked to one of the upper stems. The chandelier was also from my stash but I added it for a finishing touch.  That little "Happiness" title sticker was from the Sticker sheet found in the Main Kit. 

More Patina and flowers on the sides. 

It was hard to get great photos once I put the glass front back in place but I took this close-up to give you and idea of the inside contents which also includes some of the yummy gold floral lace from the Elements add-on. 

Here are the Memory Hardware pieces.  They are so pretty. 

Just a little view of the opposite side to show you the remainder of the flowers. 

I guess that's about it for today! 

See you soon!
~ Sandi ~ 

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