When I received Darkroom Door’s Baroque Frame it immediately conjured up images of Venice, of grandeur and opulence and I knew I had to use the frame in conjunction with one of my all time favourite Darkroom Door stamp sets, Venetian Vol 1
I was unable to take step photographs of the canvas panel as I laid down colour and texture but I can tell you that I used amongst other things:- Golden Glass Bead Gel and Cosmic Shimmer vintage mica flakes and colour in the form of a plum walnut stain and Martha Stewart metallic paints which are lovely.
The frame is so generously sized that it had to be the focal on the panel yet at the same time I really wanted to use the stamp of Venice so I stamped the Venice image onto tissue paper to allow it to blend into the background of the canvas panel and to allow the frame to be even more of a focal I, unusually for me used embossing powder, something I rarely dip into and to create a sense of dimension I curved the stamped frame allowing it to pop from the panel. That lion’s head metal embellishment I have been saving for the longest time, finally I used it.This little stamp is from the Venetian set and it helped to push back the stamped image of Venice.
I adore Glass Bead Gel as it always takes colour so beautifully, the metallic paints are instantly elevated when applied over the Bead Gel, it adds a sumptuous quality.A dash of paint, a little bit of stamping and the mini mosaic tiles were the perfect embellishment to edge the panel along with a metal button. Thank You so much for your visit to this post, apologies for neglecting my Blog and neglecting my visits to your Blogs.
03 Jul 2014 36 Comments