Wednesday, November 9, 2016

It's a Mesh - Part II

Today is the Funkie posting for Frilly and Funkie and I am filling in on the Funkie side again this time.  The challenge is hosted by Pamellia Johnson and she has challenged us to create a vintage or shabby chic project using any type of mesh (crinoline, cheesecloth, tulle, burlap, canvas etc).

I decided to use two kinds of mesh - a rusted metal screen and burlap.  I wanted to make a fall piece again this week and started with a piece of Speciality Stamping Paper.  I gold embossed using Tim Holtz's Flourish stamp and then applied various brown colors of Alcohol inks.  I went over the alcohol ink, blending it with Gold Alcohol Ink Mixative.

Then I took the rusted screen and affixed it to my background with copper brads and then used Prima Copper Crackle Paste over a Tim Holtz Mini leaf stencil.  A couple of Tim Holtz dies were used to cut the greenery - the Spring Greeney strip die and Fall Foliage Thinlits die.  They were colored with Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo distress inks plus sprayed with Prima Color Bloom 2 Pot Marigold, Poppy Filed and Spring Dandelion.  I grabbed a couple of acorns from my back yard and removed the nut, replacing them with the new Tim Holtz Baubles that were coated with with Copper Alcohol Ink Mixative.

My sentiment 'Blessed' was a rub-on adhesive from Prima and foiled with copper foil.  It was applied to a thin piece of acrylic film that was cut with the Tim Holtz Labels Thinlits die set.  My last embellishment was a Prima Grungy Butterfly.

The above piece was made with the products below.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Ranger and other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Gosh, I love those stenciled leaves! At first I thought it was tapestry, it looks so rich and rustic, all that copper gives this such a warm, autumnal feel. What a gorgeous piece!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous!! It looks great, love the leaves!!

Suzanne C said...

That screen is brilliant! Gorgeous rusty leaves on a metallic mesh. Fabulous!

Jenny Marples said...

What a clever way of using that metal mesh Linda! I love the autumnal feel to this xx

Nancy Dynes said...

Hi Linda!

You've absolutely outdone yourself with this autumn themed creation. I adore the rich color palette. I am amazed by the effect of the embossing over the screen. Add that to the burlap and the background embossing and the texture is over the top amazing. It's a masterpiece of seasonal beauty!!



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Conniecrafter said...

so cool, excellent embellishing!

Zoe Hillman said...

I couldn't figure out how you'd done this (I love the intrigue) and then I saw and it's so clever! I LOVE that rusted metal screen is scrumptious and I love how it looks mixed with the burlap and greenery die cuts. Gorgeous!

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