Sunday, 9 December 2012

A Shrine

This week challenge #37 over at Out of a hat creations sees us creating 'A Shrine', now this is something I haven't done before and to tell you the truth I've struggled a bit and I've had a number of ideas going round in my head since Thursday.  In the end I have decided to choose 'Love' as I am very lucky to have always had the love and support of great family and friends.

I started with a wooden icon which I covered with Claudine Hellmuth gesso. Next I added layers of Tim Holtz distress inks in gathered twigs, brushed corduroy, barn door and mustard seed plus Dylusions post box ink spray and Ranger gold adirondack acrylic paint dabber.  I wanted to give the shrine an old distressed feel so once dry I painted the background with Tim Holtz rock candy distress crackle paint in various thicknesses and then added another coat of brushed corduroy distress ink before applying Claudine Hellmuth multi-medium matte which I to get a bubbled effect in some areas.  As a final step for the background I edged each wodden section with the gold dabber.  For the images I stamped the PaperArtsy loves and kisses plate 1 onto cream card stock and cut each piece out.  I used the two brown distress inks to colour and covered in Ranger glossy accents.  I attached the main image to the shrine using double sided foam tape and attached two metal wings behind it, I also attached a metal sacred heart at the top to the shrine.  Finally I added some gold glass seed beads to the top corners.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. This is terrific Tracey and a very lovely shape , with good colours and images as well.

    I must admit I didn't find the challenge easy either but I reckon that is what the word challenge means

    Great to have you join in with us at the Hatters this week.

    Love Chrissie xxx

  2. Hi Tracey,
    fantastic shrine,love all the work you have done on the background & the images are prefect.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

  3. Beautiful shrine to love Tracey. Annette x

  4. Hi Tracey this is so beautiful I love how you have done this Shrine. Thanks for joining the Hatters. Sandra X


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