Posts Tagged ‘shabby chic’
I’ve really been inspired lately by all the collages I’ve seen that are various shades of white, I love the “shabby” look of it. So I thought I’d give it a try. I white washed most of the items with gesso, sometimes adding water sometimes just straight from the bottle. First I white washed some vintage music paper and an image of a blue bird, then stamped the bird cage on transparency using white, I adhered the bird to the paper and then using my sewing machine I stitched the transparency onto the paper using different stitches. I then white washed a pair of Tim Holtz’ grungeboard wings (if you don’t know grungeboard is sort of a flexible type of chipboard, it’s very cool to work with), tied some string through a vintage button, added them to the board along with the words “spread your wings” and then added some vintage white lace across the bottom. It’s a very different look for me but I like it alot:)
I caught another fairy:) I took a vintage image of a little girl holding a basket of flowers, colored her and added a rhinestone to her dress and gave her some yellow and green wings. I placed her inside a wooden box I painted green and then crackled with white crackle paint. ( Tim Holtz’ Picket Fence white), I think the white makes it look very shabby chic:) I also added some fake grass at her feet, an aged tag, vintage looking key and a piece of vintage wooden yard stick.
close up of fairy:
side view to show the crackle: