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.