Thursday, 1 June 2017

June at Altered Eclectics.

Hey folks! For this months Altered Eclectics post I have decided to share with you a piece I did recently for the Tando Creative show on Hochanda.

The circle shadow frame is one of a 5-part set of different shaped frames that can be altered and decorated. 

There are 3 layers to each frame - a 3mm MDF base layer then 2 upper layers (a wider layer and a thin layer) cut from 2250 micron greyboard. The thin layer can be placed underneath to create the shadow effect or on top of the wider layer for a different effect. All the frames come with the inner pieces and just pop out the frames. 

In the set is a heart, circle, square, diamond and an arched window. 

For this project I used the circle frame

Here is what I did...

First I gave the three layers of the circle frame a coat of white gesso
On the MDF layer (which is the back layer of the frame) I painted a good thick layer of DecoArt white Crackle Paint and left it to dry.

I then mixed DecoArt Media Colbalt Teal Hue Acrylic paint with some clean water and then painted it at the top and bottom of the background frame, tilting the frame to make the paint run. 

When all the layer were fully dry, I applied clear embossing ink all over the frame background. Then applied a layer of ultra thick embossing enamel and heated it.

On the wider of the two greyboard frames I first applied DecoArt white Modelling Paste through the Tando criss cross grid mask over the gesso layer. When dry I then applied DecoArt Texture Sand paste to random areas of the frame.

I used DecoArt Media Acrylics in Burnt Umber, Paynes Grey,  Quinacridone Gold and Colbalt Teal Blue to colour the frame.

I glued all the layers together and added some bronze chain to hang the frame. 

Thanks for popping by,
see you again soon
Lisa xxx

Shadow Frames   Media: White Crackle PAINT   Media: Texture Sand Paste   Media: White Modelling Paste   Media: Texture Sand Paste   Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal   Fluid Acrylics: Burnt Umber   Fluid Acrylics: Paynes Grey   Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Gold  Mask - Criss Cross Grid

I would like to enter this make in to the following challenges:

Sandee & Amelie's steampunk challenges - anything goes/steampunk industrial.
Rubber Dance - June Colour Challenge.


  1. This is fabulous Lisa, I LOVE the crackle! Thank you so much for joining in with our colour challenge at Rubber Dance, and have a fun weekend. Sue xx

  2. Beautiful project, love It. Thank you for joining us for this challenge.

  3. This is so cool! I love this. Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance Challenge.
    Hugs, Anita ♥

  4. Brilliant work. Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance June Colour Challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

  5. Love the technique here, great work cheers Judy

  6. Love your wonderful textures and colors. Many thanks for sharing with us at SanDee & Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

  7. magnifique texture de couleurs et de reliefs ,merci de jouer avec Sandeeé Amelie's ,à bientot Nate