It is time for a new challenge at Anything But Cute and the wonderful Niki is hosting the November challenge which is Rustic Glam!
Here is what Niki had to say - 'think of Southern charm meeting some Bling Bling. Create a mixed media design featuring rustic elements such as whitewashed wood, chicken wire, burlap, soft subtle tones and lots of neutrals. Don't forget to add the GLAM part with some sparkle and Bling!
I decided to challenge myself and use everything that Niki asks for in her fabulous challenge. Here's what I created:
I wanted to create a weathered wood look, like the design paper on the left. I covered some Kraft card with DecoArt Crackle Paint and when it was dry I chipped a few areas off.
I coated the piece with a wash of Distress Paint in Tumbled Glass and I coloured the 'chips' with a Distress Marker in Tea Dye.
I then covered the whole piece with DecoArt Antiquing Cream and then wiped it back with a wet baby wipe to remove most of it.
I didn't like the darkness of it and so I painted over all of the pieces with some watered down white gesso, you will see this better in the picture below.
I didn't have any chicken wire so I stamped and embossed some heat resistant acetate and cut this up into strips.
To make the flowers I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die. I also cut some leaves, a piece of cheesecloth, some string, a piece of hessian and a die cut word - friend.
Once I layered up all the pieces I attached the piece to a metal hanger (a gift from a friend) which I painted with cream chalky paint.
Anything But Cute!
I would like to add this to Frilly and Funkie's 'What a Mesh' challenge - (my mesh pieces are the burlap and the cheesecloth).
Thanks so much for your visit!
Hugs, Anne xx