Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Paris Tableaux

This is a piece I designed from a coin album insert (EK Success) and I have used 7 Gypsies papers to cover it. I then stamped some flourishes onto the stripey paper. In the top three windows I have added some little tiles which came from a sheet of K & Co. images. The photo below shows a detail of two of these. One of them was enhanced by adding a tiny metal frame and adding Diamond glaze. The centre panel has an inked background and is then stamped with the chandelier which has also been glazed and a few gems added.

The bottom three windows have metal filigree flowers, stained with stazon and centred with pearls. The background to them is embossed brass sheet, again, inked with brown Stazon and gently rubbed back. Doing this removes some of the brass colouring and ages it really nicely. You can see this better in the image below.

To finish the piece off, I have added some ribbon, pearl tassels and random small patches of variegated gold leaf flakes. Hitch fasteners and some more ribbon create a hanger for it.
Hope you like it.


  1. Oooo very nice! Love the papers. You have used some great techniques, beautiful result! Lovely chandelier stamp.

  2. Thanks Lavinia, glad you like it.

  3. Fabulous piece - gorgeous vintage look! Have a great time this weekend - I'm so envious!!

  4. Is this going to be aworkshop? Love it


  5. Thanks for the kind comments. It could be a workshop - shall we? Mel's borrowed my sample though so got to get it back!

  6. Ooh this is lovely....workshop!

    Great to see you blogging again.


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