Friday, 7 May 2021

Creative Artiste's *May Mixed Media* Challenge #71

Hello Creative Friends, 

First Friday of the month so time to welcome 
our theme is always *Anything Mixed Media Goes* 

Today i'm bringing past things into the present... 

This ATC is the last of a bunch made for gifts in 2020. 
Created by stamping the Lily onto MDF the image was traced 
using liner pen, painted with distress paint then covered with 
UTEE and heat embossed several times to create a tile effect.


Making use of a broken picture frame onto it's backboard texture paste 
is pushed through a stencil then painted in colours similar to the ATC. 

Distress ink is painted through the same stencil onto the inner mount 
with it's aperture painted and edged with tarnished brass. 

The outer frame is painted in petrol blue with corner fastenings 
attached to help strengthen the frame with it's missing glass.


Reassembled the ATC becomes the main focal with offcuts of lace 
glued into every corner to compliment the finished redesign. 

I love the vibrant colours of this mixed media frame.. 
Such a cheerful creation.


If you like to mix up your media, do share your creations 
with the Creative Design Team and join in with our 


Stay Safe and Creative 
Hugs Tracey xx

13 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, Tracey, this is more than fabulous. So beautiful love how you assembled the layers. Well done! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

Such amazing mixed media piece! I love the ATC tile that you created and it looks so beautiful mounted in the gorgeous frame that you upcycled 😁. Take care and wishing you a lovely Friday and weekend! Happy May! Hugs, Jo x

DVArtist said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Frames make all the difference to an already beautiful piece of art. Have a nice day.

Andree said...

An absolutely stunning project Tracey. Your ATC looks amazing nestled in the gorgeous altered frame. Beautiful colours and design xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous, dear Tracey. The layers, the lace, the painting all add up to an incredible beauty. It's hard to believe this started out ATC size, but it sure ended up larger than life.

Judy McKay said...

Stunning project. Very beautiful work. Have a creative week and stay safe. Hugs Judy

Sue said...

Tracey this is absolutely stunning! What a centrepiece that traced ATC is, and it looks amazing nestling in all of those layers. Take care and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

My name is Erika. said...

Wow Tracey. I would never had guess that was an ATC. It looks so beautiful in the frame. Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

Lys said...

Fabulous tile looking and the design is gorgeous.

Ina G said...

Wowza Tracey! Stunning and so beautiful. Love the amazing layers. Certainly needs hanging on a wall - pride of place. Such detail....

Mac Mable said...

WOW this is amazing, unique and utterly creative Tracey. The ATC looks fabulous and the framing really enhances it. Stunning project x.

Redanne said...

It is most definitely cheerful and has such a timeless quality about it. The flower is such a gorgeous colour and I really love the mount on the inside of the frame, it just sets the whole piece off to perfection. Apologies for my lateness, hope your start to the week has been reasonable.... Hugs, Anne xxx

sarascloset said...

This truly is a work of art! I would never guessed how you made that 'tile'. And your upcycling/styling of a broken frame is truly amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration! Just wow!