Friday, 2 September 2016

Create inside a Frame - A Vintage Journey- September 2016

HI Everyone and Welcome
How you all doing? Hope you've all had a great week and are all set to hear about our September Challenge over at A Vintage Journey. 
This month, our lovely Julia is the host and her chosen challenge theme is:
'Create Inside a Frame.'
'For this months challenge we would like you to create something inside a frame. Whatever you use show us how you have incorporated a frame in your vintage , shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial or steampunk project. We can't wait to see all of your creative frame ideas'
I'm sure you'll agree its a fabulous challenge Julia has chosen and as always there will be a random winner who will receive our Deco Art sponsor prize and 3 pinworthy winners who will be chosen by our Creative guides.

I think I must have had the last three AVJ Challenges in mind when I created my project for Julia's challenge.  I have been creative inside the framed area of a mirror using texture paste and a selection of Tim Holtz layering stencils keeping it all very monochrome! 
The frame was measured and divided into 9 sections.  The sections were cut from mount board , primed with gesso and painted using Black Soot distress paint .
Each panel was then assigned a Tim Holtz layering stencil and worked on individually applying  Ranger Transparent gloss texture paste through the chosen stencil. A lengthy process but then if  a jobs worth doing ..... 
Heres a few of the panels in their glossy state .
Silver gilding wax enhanced the stencilling and gave it a more distressed metallic appearance , whilst still retaining a slight sheen, light dependant. 
After priming and painting the mirror frame with Black Soot Distress paint the panels were positioned and adhered in place.
 The corner trims and horizontal panel dividers are Tim Holtz industrial stickers (Frames and Trims) and the vertical dividers are lengths of the outer frame of Tim Holtz Alpha Parts with  eyelets and ideology fasteners used at the points of intersection. 
Now for some close ups of the Tim Holtz layering stencilled panels beginning with
the Gothic and Lattice layering stencil
the Numeric and Harlequin layering stencil 

the Flourish Layering stencil  
the Mesh layering stencil 
and finally the Cargo and Tracks Layering stencil and as a finishing touch -a simple small talk sticker
'Be your Beautiful Self'.
   I hope  I have offered some inspiration with my 'Create in a frame' project . If you haven't already be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey to view some of my fellow Creative Guides  projects - there are some fabulous creations to be seen.
We hope you will be able to join in with the challenge and as Julia says ' We can't wait  to see all your creative frame ideas! '

I would like to enter this into the following challenge: 
That Crafty's- All Square Challenge
(The mirror is square and each of the 4 corner panel's are square)  

 Thank you all for stopping by today.
As always your follows, visits and comments are much appreciated and extremely valued.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Take care
keep on the happy side 


  1. The Gloss Texture Paste works so well with this piece Amanda. I adore the texture and those opulent touches you added . This goes to show that sometimes monochromatic is the way to go. Love it, so eye catching and effective result. Tracy x

  2. Love this Amanda. The stenciling is fabulous and the dark color is perfect for this. Love it, S@ndy xx

  3. What a wonderful frame creation Amanda! Each square is a work of art in itself! what wonderful texture and rubbed gold on each piece - and the small talk sticker is the perfect sentiment for your mirror! Julia xx

  4. Wow I love the metallic industrial look to all your segments Amanda and they create the most amazing frame for the mirror. I also love how you have finished the look with the trims and pins. Have a great weekend. xxx

  5. Wow this is amazing Amanda - all those fabulous industrial segments but which together create such an amazing frame for the mirror. Have a lovely weekend. Jennie x

  6. This is just fabulous. Love the texture and shine.

  7. Wow, how's that for challenge combining! Love your gloriously textured frame, Amanda - the different textures are all so cool with that silvery gilded look - just brilliant!
    Alison x

  8. I just love each and every piece of your frame, your stencilling is amazing and the Industrious stickers really bring the whole piece together. Absolutely gorgeous!! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. great use of the gloss texture paste Amanada, love this grungy frame with all the wonderful different textures! The metallic effects finish it off to perfection

  10. Stunning! I love the metallic effect with the black to make the whole thing pop beautifully!

  11. Jaw-droppingly effective! LOVE the way you've made the stencilling pop with that silver glint. Definitely dramatic, this is a fabulous way to transform a simple frame into something eye-catching and stylish xx

  12. What a GORGEOUS and AMAZING idea! Great take on the challenge theme!

  13. Ooo you are clever, this is wonderful :) xxx

  14. Stunning project! These dark colors are absolutely fascinating! Wonderful! barbara

  15. Absolutely breathtaking work on your altered frame! The silver on the transparent paste over that black surface is so elegant! Very, very inspiring! Hugs!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous Amanda, the black/silver colour palette combined with the gloss texture paste and the mirror is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo


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