I am honoured to have been asked to create some items for Tando this month. It's my first time as a designer for someone, so please, I'd be grateful for any feedback!
I started with the Triple Arch Layered Frame, but I wanted to make it more dimensional. Instead of layering the three cut-outs on top each other and on top of the base, I wanted to layer one cut-out on each side of the base, and create a pair of buttresses so it could be freestanding. I used a couple of the inner arches, cutting them in half.
I scraped modelling paste through a mask over the cut-outs, and set aside to dry.
Everything was then painted, both sides with DecoArt paint, using light buttermilk, Quinacridone Gold and Transparent Red Iron Oxide.
While it was drying I stamped my images onto tissue paper using Versafine ink. Then that was dry, I painted the back of the images with cosmic shimmer watercolour paint in Rich Gold.
When everything was dry, I stuck the tissue paper images down, and then glued the arch cutout over the top on one side. I clamped it and went off to do something else. When it was dry, I turned it over, and did the other side. When THAT side was dry, I added the words (from Tim's chitchat stickers) and painted some persimmon H2O over the top of the whole thing, and glued my buttresses in place. I used Inka gold on the edges and the modelling paste, then I lightly added some midnight gilding wax, to age it a little. Here is the finished article!
Edgeways on, for the effect of the buttresses!
Tando Creative - Triple Arch Layered Frame
Paint and Ink
DecoArt Americana: Light Buttermilk
DecoArt Traditions: Transparent Red Iron Oxide, Quin Gold
Versafine: Habanero, Satin Red
PaperArtsy: Ancestors Plate 3 (ANC3), Ancestors Plate 1 (ANC1), Clockwork Birds (HP1107EZ), Enjoy the Good things (HP1206EZ)
Darkroom Door: Art De Fleur Vol 2
Bling and Other Stuff
Inka Gold: Gold (there are other colours!!)
Creative Expressions Gilding Wax: Midnight
Luminarte H2Os: Persimmon
Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour Paint: Rich Gold
DecoArt: Modelling Paste, Faux Finishing Medium
Crafters Workshop: Mini Tile Texture
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Chitchat stickers