Friday, 16 September 2016

Guest Creative Guide for A Vintage Journey.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

I was so pleased to be asked once again to be a visiting Creative Guide for A Vintage Journey and here is the project I've been working on.

This is how I started:
The theme for this challenge is 'Create within A Frame' and the first thing that came to mind was to use the reverse canvas technique and this is what I came up with.
To make it even more interesting I also added smaller reverse canvases to the inside section of the frame, making it frames within a frame!

The frames were completed using Calico Crafts MDF pipe work and  my glue gun, before applying Finabair Art Stones and Texture Pastes then a coat of Gesso. 

I used a variety of Crafty Notions Colour sprays over this, drying between colours until I was happy with the coverage.
I don't really like this stage as everything looks messy right now!

While waiting for this to dry fully I prepared the spiders with Gesso, Crackle Paste, distress ink and Treasure Gold.

The spiders are MDF.

When everything was dry I finished the frame off by adding Finabair rust paint around the edge, some little dew drops and rubbed over with Classic Treasure Gold then applied the spiders using a heat gun.

The little bottles are actually for nail art and come with the tiny glitter inside.
I completed the design by adding the metal sentiment and some Pebeo white ink which I splattered onto the canvas.

The things I used to make this project are as follows:

A pan scrubber which makes great cobwebs. I cut up parts of this and placed them under the little bottles.

But then I decided I liked it so much that I wanted more of it so added it around the large spider too as you can see here. You need to pull and stretch it quite a bit to give a more realistic cobweb appearance to it.

Inks and Treasure Gold.

Art Stones, Rust Paint, Crackle Paste, Grunge Paste and Matte Multi Medium.

So that's it for today.
I hope you like it and maybe pop over to A Vintage Journey and join in the challenge.

Back soon 
happy crafting, 

Angela x

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
1. SanDee and amelie's Steampunk Challenges: September Anything goes Steampunk/Industrial.
2. The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #28 "Rustic"
This is probably not a dream you would like to have more like a nightmare!
4. Rhedd's Creative Spirit - September's Challenge.

5. Altered Eclectics: September Challenge.


  1. Should have held my comment on the 'smiles' post till I'd read all the way up my list of posts.. well done (again) and great to see this in more detail here. It's a wonderful project (got some of those pipes too...hmmm; got me thinking.)

  2. Fabulous project, brilliantly unique and fun. Thanks for joining us and sharing it at A Vintage Journey xxx

  3. Feeling a tad confused as I clicked on your WOYWW link from Julia's page and it brought me here! I did scroll down a bit but lost the plot so am replying here instead as I really like your reverse canvas and I am also now aware of reverse canvas stuff too, which is a first.
    Just wondering whether you are aware that you can make your link post specific rather than generic just to you blog so latecomers like me aren't befuddled - surely doesn't take much these days. Anyway as I was saying, glad I saw this post anyways and thanks for visiting my WOYWW post BJ#46

  4. How fun and creative with your frames within the frame design Angela! Great textures, colors and creepy spiders! thanks so much for joining us at AVJ as a guest creative guide today! Julia xx

  5. What a fantastic project this is. I love the way you put together those frames and you've made the spider look quite scary! Love it. Barbxx

  6. What a pleasure to have you as guest CG at A Vintage Journey Angela, your creation is very inventive and such fun. Love your tip about the pan scrub for cobwebs, will try that one!! Anne xx

  7. such an innovative idea using frames within a frame. the overall project is awesome and those spiders are to die for - brilliant. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
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    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

  8. Angela! Your frames within the frame that is framed by the Calico Craft parts pipe works is inspired! What a fabulous creation, thank you so much for joining us at a guest Creative Guide at A Vintage Journey and inspiring us all with these fabulous project, Deb xo

  9. OMGosh!! This is soooo cool! And the way you put it together is amazing! So glad you showed photos as I had no idea!! Congrats on the guest DT spot and huge kudos on such a FAb piece canvas of fun Angela!! I love it! xoxo

  10. What a great idea of using the reverse of the canvasses-really effective.
    I also enjoyed your travels update on the previous post too.


  11. Amazing ! Thank you for playing at Mixed Media Place challenge

  12. Thank you for your participation for the challenge of the month on MMP blog!!

  13. Great piece! I'll have to remember the pot scrubber. Creative Blessings! Kel

  14. Amazing !!!! Thanks for playing at Mixed Media PLace Challenge ❤️

  15. What a great way to use a reverse canvas and love the idea of a canvas in a canvas. The layout is awesome and I must sat that's a lot of spiders in there and they seem pretty happy there!Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good luck, Rupa

  16. I love your gorgeous rustic creation. Thank you for taking part in this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Clare DT

  17. What a GREAT idea to add the reverse canvases. Love the effect. great project. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  18. Wonderful project! Thank you for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place this month.

  19. Such a great frame project, I love these colors. Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  20. So cool, Angela!! Love all the depth, dimension and texture that your project has. Totally rustic! Thank you for playing along with us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. xo

  21. Popping back in to add: Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

  22. Huahhh...those spiders really give me the creeps, Angela! lol

    But the project is brilliantly done - as usual! lol Usually I don't freak out when seeing a spider or two on a crafty project...but I guess there are too many for my phobia to cope with this time...giggle.

    Erm...but I really like the rest. And the spiders are beautifully done too...I hope you can believe

    Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia xxx

  23. c'est une superbe réalisation , à bientôt nate

  24. Very cool and super creative!!! I love the spooky and rustic feel of this fantastic mixed media piece!!! So much interest!!! Love it!!! Thanks for sharing it with us for the MMMC blog Rustic challenge! Best of Luck!!


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