It's time for another challenge over at
The theme is
I love making mixed media creations as it gives me the opportunity to try so many techniques. Also it allows to experiment with certain techniques too. The great thing about mixed media work is not only can you alter things and create beautiful pieces of art, you can also show off some beautiful treasures you may have.
I went to a vintage fair a few weeks ago, while there I bought some beautiful vintage brooches. So, for my design team project this time I have used two of them. I have used the MDF shrines that I bought from
The shrines show of my brooches perfectly!
The materials I used from That Craft Place are...
MDF Shrines ~ Gesso ~ DecoArt Chalk Paint in shades Primitive and Timeless ~ DecoArt Ultra-Matte Varnish ~ Stencils Butterfly Flourish, Diamonds Drain, Abstract Circle ~ Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste Silver Pearl ~ Glamour Dust ~ Metallic Gilding Wax in shades Pewter and Midnight ~ MDF Hearts ~ Resin black flowers ~ Black Stamens ~ Collall 3d glue ~ Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
and of course my two lovely vintage brooches.
I painted all the mdf with gesso. I then painted with the chalk paints. Once dry, I used the stencils over the shrines with the chalk paints. This was then sealed with the varnish.
I brushed on the silver texture paste in various places and along the edges of the shrines. While wet I sprinkled over some Glamour Dust. This needed time to dry thoroughly.
I then rubbed over the gilding waxes, and also rubbed them onto the resin flowers.
I glued the brooches into the centres of the shrines. I used 3 black stamens with one of the resin flowers.
I love these shrines, there are so many ways you can alter them.
I am entering my shrines into the following challenges:
also have a group on Facebook where you can buy lots of gorgeous things
The selection of MDF is fantasic!
There is also the group
We would love to see your mixed media creations for this challenge.
Hop over to the challenge blog
to see lots of stunning design team inspiration!
lots of love