Friday, 26 February 2016

Little Shrine

A little shrine today, this is a small wooden hinged shrine available from PaperArtsy. To ensure the paint colours were true I first coated the wood with Snowflake fresco. 

Next I covered the whole thing, both sides, bak and front and the edges with areas of Tango, Cherry Red and China fresco paint. Once dry these were rubbed back to distress and blend the edges. To blend even further I added just a little snowflake. 

On the front I added the text from EDY17 and EDY18 using Sienna Archival ink. Over this I stamped the Cherry blossom tree from EDY19

In the centre I embossed the dotty circles from EDY17 using WOW embossing powder in Bark. 

Now to create the embellishments. I die cut some brackets from a sizzix die. the bracket is actually larger but I trimmed it to just these bits. i glued 4 brackets together in 2 pairs. These were painted in Cherry Red and then sprayed with Lindy's Stamp gang. 

The heart is also a die cut (PaperArtsy) this was painted and then stamped with the spikey flower from EDY18. Then part of the wings from EDY17 were added.

The frilly flower was stamped onto painted book paper and also onto painted card, along witht he single words. 

Here is everything layered up and glued to the shrine

..and the other side, love this frilly flower. 

Tho the back won't be seen, it shouldn't be neglected. I embosssed this using the dotty circles, this time using WOW embossing powder in Pomegranate and Blueberry. 

Finishing touches were white dots with Posca pen and dots of liquid pearls. 

These stamps are available now from your favourite PaperArtsy retailer. 

Darcy x


  1. beautiful work Darcy....I love the colours you've chosen and how you've put different stamps it!

  2. This is very gorgeous and many great techniques in there. I love this. xx

  3. Gorgeous! LOve the colours and the layers.