Thursday, 25 May 2017

Guest Designing at Frilly and Funkie with Something Old

Hello everyone! and thank you for joining me today for my Guest Designer project at Frilly and Funkie for their Something Old Challenge.

It was a great pleasure to win the April Showers Challenge last month and so here I am back as Guest Designer for the current challenge.

My "something old" is this old spoon picked up in a charity shop and which has been lurking in one of my boxes for quite a while. I thought it would be fun to use it in a mixed media piece and see how it took inks and Infusions. I was not disappointed!

I started off with this old button card which again was lurking in one of my heaving drawers of stuff to be used!   The front where the buttons had been was not very great but the reverse was pretty solid and took a couple of coats of thick gesso very well and some texture paste through a stencil.

Then I made a little cluster around my old spoon. I wasn't worried about colours at this stage as everything was going to be coated in gesso before spritzing the Infusions.

And then for the fun bit! I sprayed the whole piece with water before gently dropping a small amount of PaperArtsy Infusions A Little Jaded here and there, spritzing again and then mopping up before drying with a heat tool.

I love the varying degrees of colour the Infusions give. Having discovered that the Infusions work so very well with Distress Oxides I blended a little Vintage Photo around the edges and spritzed again, just lightly as I didn't want to lose the Infusions.

I managed to get a little text stamping here and there and also added glass beads. I seem to be getting the hang of these now without them going everywhere!

I love the way the Infusions "puddle" in the textured spaces and around the embellishments. 

And worked really well on the metal spoon too.

Thank you for joining me today and thank you to Linda and the team at Frilly and Funkie for inviting me to be part of the current challenge. Many of you will know that Frilly and Funkie have been a great inspiration to me over the years. If you have not visited them before or seen some of the wonderful step by step tutorials then click the link HERE as there is so much on the blog to inspire!

Again, thank you for joining me today!

Jennie x


Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow Jennie, simply stunning!!! What a super cool idea and the colour combo is just perfect! Love this, it's just stunning!!

Redanne said...

You have more than got the hang of the infusions Jennie, this is a truly gorgeous piece of art!! I really love how you combined the infusions with the oxides, they go so beautifully together - adding the spoon was such a clever and inspiring idea too!! Hugs xxx

Marci said...

It turned out so pretty!

Candy C said...

Jennie, this tag is so lovely. This is a wonderful tutorial and step by step pictures. Beautiful design and colors.

Team Clark said...

Such a cool substrate and lovely little spoon. I adore this! Congrats on your feature. Hugs, Autumn

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous project and a wonderful tute. Thanks for sharing, Jennie!

Brenda Brown said...

This is a glorious project and brilliantly conceived and created. Love it. Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend xxx

Sara Barker said...

Gorgeous project filled with so many great ideas! I love the little spoon, and your substrate is a real winner! Those Infusions (still have not got on the Infusion wagon; I MUST!) and Oxides look fabulous when paired. I had a giggle on your mastering the beads--that's what YOU think; they always prevail! Especially if you are rushed! But I'm inspired to start using mine again. What a wonderful work of art, Jennie! Congratulations on your feature at Frilly and Funkie! They couldn't have picked a better designer! Hugs!

Julie Bell said...

Really pretty love the infusions x

Kate said...

This is a stunning piece of art. I loved seeing the process. Such pretty colors and background.

Julia Aston said...

You are the best at laying things out to create a wonderful vision when all neutralized with gesso Jennie! and the blue and tan colors you spritzed/inked on along with the tiny beads, stenciling and stamping create a beautiful project! I really need to sit down and try this some day! Julia xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

I absolutely adore this, Jennie. The Infusions have worked so well with the gesso and the composition is perfect. Could i be very cheeky and say it would be wonderful if you could frame this, maybe in a shadow box and put it on a wall, it is too good not to display and give it longevity,

Lucy x

A Pink said...

Congratulations! Jennie on your Guest Design spot at Frilly and Funkie. Your tag is totally gorgeous. Your choice and arrangement of embellishments is perfect and the colours are wonderful. Love the effects the infusions create (in the right hands of course, i.e yours)
hugs x