Thursday, 12 January 2017

Three Sisters by Jennie

Hello ! Jennie here with you today sharing a very small project but one which is destined to become part of a bigger one!

My original intention had been to make this small ATC wood blank into a little vintage hanging.

However, once I started looking for a photograph it struck me that it would make the start of a perfect triptych for a wonderful family photograph of the Three Holder Sisters - my Nana (Eva) and my two wonderful great Aunts Mary and Alice.

So this is Mary!

I started by painting the  ATC wood blank with a dark brown acrylic paint before adding DecoArt crackle paint very thinly.

As you can see there is a lightly etched pattern around the top and I didn't really want to lose this under a lot of crackle. It didn't show up too well so I painted it in with some gold paint. It's not great close up but it adds a vintage feel.

The smallest fleur di lis fence panel is just a perfect size for these ATC panels and it is easy to cut to size with some strong scissors. I like just dabbing these beautiful pieces with acrylic white paint - about three/four coats - to get this lovely vintage speckled covering.

I used the same technique on the mini Alphabet letters.

When everything had been assembled I ran a gold pen around the outside edge.

A very small project to share with you today, but I'll be back with the other two sisters fairly soon!

As always thank you for joining me today and I hope you are having a great crafting week!

Jennie x

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  1. These are so pretty Jennie, A perfect make for keeping those rare pictures!

  2. I love this frame! You have used just the right amount of ornamentation on it.

  3. Jennie, this is just beautiful, such a wonderful family tribute! A new heirloom for sure! xx

  4. Such a beautiful little frame Jennie, I love the little fence you added and you have made the etched top look so very vintage!

  5. The perfect frame for the lovely picture, Jennie! Can't wait to see the other two sisters being "framed" by you!

    Hugs! XXX

  6. Beautiful, delicate and detailed, Jennie. How lovely that you have celebrated and will celebrate some more - your family in this way. I just embarked on some family research. I so wish I had photos, but I have discovered none as yet If I ever do, you have inspired me to present them in a similarly imaginative and beautiful way. xxx

  7. I just love the vintage and feminine feel Jennie x Wonderful details and they will look amazing when together...fabulous keepsake

    TFS Annie x