Its cold, dusty and claustrophobic up there but I love delving into boxes of bits that I had forgotten about.
And here is the contents of one box which I had forgotten about. Plus theres another one like it still up there.They are box frames, mostly from Ikea and mostly all still in their wrapping! The triangular and house shape ones (and there are loads of them) were in a sale at Habitat – several years ago now! They’re made of a tightly packed type of polysterene. They measure about 6” high x 6” wide and there are two blocks of clear acrylic in the centre square which slide out so you can put your photograph in between them.
Surely I’m not the only person who buys and hoards like this? The only thing is, you can bet your life that if I did create something and needed a box frame to mount it I would go out and buy one, totally forgetting that I had this lot :)
I thought I would have a go at decorating one of them. This was done late at night – well, late for me anyway – always a mistake.
I used polymer medium to cover it with tissue paper, then painted over with white acrylic paint.
I then built up layers of Golden fluid acrylics starting with Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, followed by Quin. Burnt Orange, Quin.Crimson then Michael deMengs’ favourite colour ‘UZZH’ (Not sure I've spelt that correctly). Just take a look at his blog - fantastic!
I also rubbed it on the outside of the frame.
I’ve shown two photos as neither of them really show the wonderful colour that it truly is. These photos were taken at 5.30 p.m on a dull day with the light fading fast.
In both of them the lace looks very dull but in reality it shines especially around the edges where the Treasure Gold was rubbed.
This is a piece of fabric I created recently. Now correct me if I’m wrong, but is that the face of a man looking down, that has appeared on the lefthand side of my fabric???
Sorry Carol :)