Thursday, February 14, 2008

CHA Sample

I was fortunate to be able to send a Thomas Kinkade sample to be on display at CHA with Cornish Heritage Farms!

But what to do? I mean, goodness, this is the largest craft trade show ever!!! I've had this 3 part clock frame forever, nickle ninety-eight from Big Lots, and it was just collecting why not!

It's just a plastic frame, so it was hard to get any medium to stick to it, even Gesso! In the end, this dilemma worked for the good and made it look kinda Shabby Chic and since the theme was Fashion, Keri gave it the 'thumbs up' to ride along with her to California!

Okay, so, I started out by taking the frame apart and painting it with Gesso. After it dried, I painted it with Crackle Paint (Milled Lavender) by Ranger and set it aside. As the paint dries it starts to crack and you simply need to 'sit and watch paint dry' and let it do it's thang!

On to the Thomas Kinkade image...colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil, a few Copics and a white Sakura gel pen. I made the mat frames with my Nestabilities.

I printed the calendar on the computer and sponged with some distress inks, making the mats the same with Nestabilities.

When the frame was dry and cracked, I sponged some distress inks (Shabby Shutters, Worn Lipstick) here and there.....which you can see removed some of the paint! Hey, that's the distressed look right?! After assembling the frame, I sprayed it with that gold webbing stuff and gave it several coats of Krylon clear gloss.

  • Stamps: The Rose Garden, Thomas Kinkade by Cornish Heritage Farms

  • Cardstock:

  • Georgia Pacific white

  • Razzleberry medium, Spring Willow dark by Prism Papers

  • Ink:

  • Sepia by Versafine

  • Shabby Shutters, Worn Lipstick distress by Ranger

  • Accessories:

  • Milled Lavender crackle paint by Ranger

  • Gesso by Martin/Weber

  • Prismacolor pencils

  • Baby oil

  • Blending stumps

  • Gold Webbing spray by Krylon

  • Crystal Clear Glaze by Krylon

  • Nestabilities

  • Clock/Picture frame


Angelnorth said...

Beautiful Dawn! What a lovely thing to have on your desk and enjoy as the time ticks by.

Anonymous said...

How fun! This is amazing and I am sure it stirred alot of attention at the show. You did a wonderful job....

Anonymous said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, Dawn! This is absolutely stunning. Well Done!

- dlm.

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bensarmom said...

Oh my, this is just gorgeous! I'm sure it was quite a hit at the show.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Dawn so many people commented and had to touch your clock was a HUGE HIT!