Tuesday 2 April 2013

Long ago...

Another of the Cameo Frames I love so much!  This time, the photo is of my husband's grandmother and great-grandmother, probably taken around 1916.  I went to see "Oz, the Great and Powerful" last week, and was inspired by the China girl to try for a cracked ceramic effect, which was what I was aiming for here, and it's my entry for the "Vintage" challenge at the "Allsorts" challenge blog.

I used the reverse side of Centura Pearl card, embossed with a Cuttlebug folder,  as I wanted it to be smooth, and used warmer colours for the washes.  A couple of coats of UTEE to get the glazed effect, then into the freezer it went for 20 minutes or so so that I could get the UTEE to crack.  I rubbed it all over with Walnut Stain Distress Stain to antique the cracks.  Once I'd wiped off the excess I was very happy with the result.

Now, when Great-Grandma had this photo taken, having your picture taken was a very big deal, and pictures were displayed proudly in cabinets, so that's what I'm making next! 

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Jenny Marples said...

Definitely get this cracked china feel Keren. What a beautiful way to frame this delightful photo. Most impressed/inspired. Hugs, Jenny x

catherine said...

This is great and thanks for joining us this week over at Allsorts for my challenge
x catherine

brenda said...

This is really lovely Karen and perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Sarah said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Keren, perfect for your photo. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Vintage challenge x