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2015-06-08

Keeper of keys

Handy box, wonderful altering idea. Box for keys - a true masterpiece.
Who wouldn't like to hang Pascale's beauty on the wall ? 
 


Hello Sweeties

Today I'm up on Mixed Media Place blog with a new "recycling" project. I had since forever a key box at home, you know the kind of object we use every day but stop notice, and at the same time I caught myself looking if I did not find a more "modern".



I started to cover the wood panel with 3 layers of heavy Gesso. I let dry between all the layers. Then I added a first design to the background with a stencil and Clear Gesso. I want the design to be there but subtle. And when dry I added a second design with another stencil and Modeling Paste. 


Meanwhile the background was drying, I worked on the wings. I humidified the cardboard in order to separate the different layers. After I dried them, I covered them with a thin layer of Gesso.
 

Then I glued frame, chest and wings to the panel. I added some beads : some pearly that came from a old necklace, glass beads, micro beads... which I glued with 3D Matte Gel. When completely dry, I colored the background with different shades of yellow, orange, gold and brown. 


I colored the wings with Mica Powders, then coverethemd  with clear Crackle Paste. I added again some Mica Powders as well as clear Crackle Paste until I was happy with the result. Unfortunately we don't really see the result on the photos.


It's only now that I added the dress made of a old doily, some old book pages, thread and linen. I used some clear Powertex to harden the doily and the linen. I added to the composition a little key and some flowers. I finished with a light touch of gold wax on the resin frame and the wood frame.




And here is my key box back in place with its guardian angel!

Products from Mixed Media Place:
Baroque FramesVintage Keys
Have a great week !

9 comments:

  1. Of course - surely anyone would want this INCREDIBLE creation on their wall. Wow. It's STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL. So ELEGANT, LIGHT, AIRY, and PRECIOUS. You are so talented Pascale. Thanks bunches for sharing. j.

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  2. Wow! Simply beautiful and inspirational!

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  3. So gorgeous! The textures, colors and the dress are so beautiful!

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  4. How beautiful a wall hanging that's functional, too! I love the dress, the wings, the beads and micro beads, and just every single thing!

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  5. How beautiful a wall hanging that's functional, too! I love the dress, the wings, the beads and micro beads, and just every single thing!

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  6. Thank you for your nice comments ladies!

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  7. OMG!!! This is beautiful, Pascale!

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