Friday, 6 March 2015

Miniature portrait!

I love making small things but don't seem to have had much time lately - a lot happening……!
Paper Artsy are featuring Miniature Art as their topic this time so had to play!!!
I bought these for £1 the other week from The Works - though they might come in useful!
I also have been wanting to play with my shrink plastic again so set to yesterday!

I got so involved forgot to take photos and then took these in bad light last night. I used the image from Paper Artsy LPC009 and decided I wanted it black and white, having coloured something else in and not liking the colours!
The little wooden frame got the PA Fresco treatment - Mocha Mousse, Crackle glaze and then a combination on Bora Bora and Inky Pool - It didn't crackle as  much as I'd hoped but this turned out to be an advantage as when I added the copper acrylic paint with my finger I really liked the effect I got.
I had already made a hole in the top so just had to relocate it and push it through and here is my little ornament.
This is the start of my Christmas ornaments for next year - the back looks ok but I'm thinking of needle felting something..we'll see!

Thanks for looking Chris.


Artyjen said...

Super how the copper acrylic worked out ;)
xoxo Sioux

massofhair said...

Lovely way to use your mini frames Chris, needle felted backs would look awesome :-) xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Chris! Great colours and texture you achieved. Love the metallic highlights! hugs :)

Redanne said...

Crackle? Who cares about crackle when you can 'age' a little frame as beautifully as you have Chris - it is truly fabulous. Needle felting would look superb on the backs too... Hugs, Anne xx

Craftyfield said...

Love the distressed look of the frame and you're right the Treasure gold looks fabulous. Great idea to team this miniature frame with shrink.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Chris, this looks fabulous, love the effect on the frame and such a gorgeous colour. DD bought me some of these little frames at the weekend, she thought they might be useful - definitely.
Avril xx

Meggymay said...

Love what you did with the frame, it is a fantastic miniature piece.
Yvonne xx

Hazel Agnew said...

This is really stunning! Simple and beautiful! Xx

Georgie C said...

Love the blue and gold on this, and such a cute little frame!! xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Think I might just have to have a visit to our local Works. The texture on your frame looks brilliant and with your image has a super aged feel to it.
Congrats on your win at CVC.
Julie x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Lovely turquoise and gold colours combo, fab image. Really beautiful! xxx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Fab ornaments!, it looks wonderful!! Glad you found time to make something!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's been forever since I worked with shrink plastic, and I was thrilled to see what you made. this is very inspiring and the frame looks so lush and textured. Really great!

Nancy said...

Results are wonderful. Little things are so appealing!

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful Chris. Love the blue and gold frame. It's PERFECT ♥

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well I never, Chris, I bought some of those frames myself the other day: aren't they a great find? I even put a little SP pic in the frame! Great minds definitely think alike, eh? This is a link to the blog where I used them if you're interested I love the mini art you've created here. I'm inspired now to go off and give those little frames some different painty treatments. xxx

Zue said...

Such a gorgeous "little thing". I see it as a pendant and you should wear it.
It's beautiful, Chris!
Reminded me to have another go with shrink plastic.....can be really fun.
Needle felting will be a nice change, though you have done some before, haven't you?
Sue x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is amazing!

famfa said...

It's beautiful. I still have your angel you sent a few christmas' ago, she hangs wonderfully on our tree every year and I think of you - so clever. I have been awol a while - so busy but hope to be back blogging again now. Thanks for commenting. Nice to know you are still reading x

JoZquilts said...

oooh! I love this, she looks like a young Kate Bush.
Hope you are well and happy. I'm off to Germany on my own next week to see the grandees.
Catch up when I get back. Jo x

butterfly said...

Oh, wow - look at those fabulous little frames... wonder if I can get myself to The Works in the next few days before they all disappear.

I love what you've created with yours - the gilding looks fantastic over the shades of teal you've created with some of my favourite Fresco colours. Wonderful miniature work.
Alison xx