Monday, February 27, 2017

An Adorned Flourish Shrine

This was a really fun project from Retro Cafe Art Gallery.

UPDATE: leave a comment on what you like about this project and you'll be entered to win 
all 3 Adorned Flourish Shrine Kits!!!

After I designed my Shrine, Journey with a Lovely Lady, Kristen decided to put together 3 kits that use the same idea with different elements. This made making this type of shrine much easier. You can see them in the shop. 

I used the Adorned Flourish Shrine Kit - Style 2 as the main component with a 
Clock Face mould and paper clay from

I painted the entire kit with black gesso. Then I added several colors of 
Art Alchemy Paints to the flourish and base. 

The metal piece over the flourish is a brass Round Ornate Frame with paints and Viva Inka Gold Waxes


All of these kits come in a flat piece of laser-cut Masonite. This is a picture of a previous project kit that was laid out and painted. You can paint, stamp, paper, and do all your decorating before you glue them together. It really makes a huge difference in the detail you can give a piece.


This shows a close up of the base piece with the beginning layers of Steampunk Copper and Emerald Green Metallique paints.


I added some Art Stones with the Soft Matte Gel in the box, and a wooden 1 inch 
square block to hold up the Clock Face.


This shows what you can do to a piece of silver German Dresden Decoration by painting it first with Heavy Black Gesso and then adding paints or waxes. I used both. These pieces were added to the sides.


They fit perfectly on the side of the shrine.


Here is a detail shot of the brass frame with a small bottle cap in the center and a vintage button from my collection.

I used another piece of German Dresden Border Fleur around the box edge. The Clock Face is dusted with several Opal Magic paints over the black gesso. 


I glued it all together and and it's ready to hang on the wall with my other Shrines.

If you have any questions just leave me a comment.

I'll get back to you and try to help.

Your Friend in ART,

Linda

27 comments:

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

So fantastic Linda!!! I love how you used the wood block. Very clever!

Kitty Miller said...

Love the color and texture

Susan said...

This is stunning, love it.
Susan

Tracy MacIntosh said...

Such an amazing use of color and texture - absolutely stunning!

Vickie Kammerer said...

Linda knocks another one out of the park !

Kim Rayko said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love all the wonderful colors! So creative!

Kim Collister said...

Everything about this is fabulous Linda!!!❤

Mary said...

As always, another Awesome Masterpiece, so beautifully done!!! Love the gorgeous colors also!!!

Monica Downing said...

Hi Linda as usual your work is beautiful. Always an inspiration. I love the colors and textures but also the dimension in your pieces.

seahag said...

Linda you have made this piece CALL OUT to me! It looks so complicated, yet you've simplified it by sharing your innermost artful insight. I appreciate this piece so much! Thank you for being so unselfish!

Ashly Allen said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the luminosity that the depths of metallics gives this. Those dresden pieces on the side also add a wonderful touch. Beautiful!

Tarnished Rose said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and depth you got using the different finishes.

Marilyn

Karen Mallory said...

Wow! This is such a cool shrine. I love how the colors look against the black gesso. I never thought of using black gesso. I will have to get some!

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

Another beautiful piece, Linda. Your work continues to inspire me!

Susan Egge Haftel said...

Wonderful art! I love this piece!

Dollie said...

I love this! The colors are amazing!

Kathlene said...

I find the inside pebbles ????? very interesting. They add mystery to the piece.

Squiddy said...

I enjoy working with shrines, they come from a deep place. You've added so much interest and depth in this one, love it.

janski48 said...

Amazing! I love how all the colors blend together so beautifully!

S@ndy Diller said...

Love everything about this one Linda. The colors are fab and love the clock shape of the shrine.

Heather Thompson said...

Linda, you work amazes me, all the fine details. gorgeous.

craftlyn said...

Gorgeous project! Love all the Dresden and how you transformed the look...the new waxes are awesome!!

backintheday said...

So many possibilities for these elegant shrines! Inspired!

Deb Moon said...

I love all the metallic goodness on this piece. Great job, Linda!

kathleen codyrachel said...

Oh boy - I love this !!! What a beautiful piece you created from this kit!!! And what fun a chance to win the kits

kay(texfolkart) said...

Oh Linda! This is fantastic! You inspire me all the time! It's truly stunning... but I am in awe of how you took the Dresden and changed the look so spectacularly!!!! Thanks for sharing your technique! Fingers crossed to win !!!!!!

Lee Wallace said...

What's not to love about it!