Thursday, 13 January 2011

Shabby Chic?

Santa (Jean) brought me a lovely Maya Road birdcage chipboard book. I wanted to do something a little different and try to use mainly white.It's so difficult trying to get down on paper what you see in your head!

I started by covering evrything in gesso... this one is really rough, not what I wanted! I then randomly stuck on pieces of paper and card... and I mean random! and then more gesso. To get rid of the rough feel I sanded the surfaces.
Shabby chic? what better than vintage glass glitter.. I love that stuff ( I may have mentioned that before)
I had some gorgeous blue from 3djean. I rummaged through the stash for other vintage bits but had to go shopping and buy some of This from The Ribbon Girl it's soft and already vintage looking.

I cut bits from an old story book and knocked back the stark black print with more gesso, added a little colour with Distress inks.

Used my favourite scallop stamp (Sassafrass Lass) around the edge. More glitter!

Three pages done ... three more to go!


Netty said...

Oh wow Effie it looks terrific. Annette x

Sue said...

Looking great....I love the white look...not something I can do but love the way it looks!
That glitter is yummy!

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely vintage piece, love all the layers, put together beautifully. Tracy Evans x

Sid said...

Fab, cool, muted colours and effects on this Effie !!

Tinkertaylor said...

Gorgeous glitteryness

Ribbon Girl said...

You should have an exhibition - this is ART - and fabulous! Mary x