Another “throwback Thursday” post for another panel that I made and photographed last year (hence the 2017 watermark that I cannot be bothered to redo: I don’t need any more excuses to not get around to blogging this creation). This panel was made in response to a challenge to use a clipboard in a mixed media project.
A lot of my mixed media supplies — paper, lace, flowers, charms and the like — come from having a monthly Craft Box UK subscription. August’s box had a small clipboard in it and the challenge was laid down to build a project using it.
I doubly challenged myself to use some elements that I had been avoiding: namely the resin-cast pieces. They are very chunky pieces and well out of my comfort zone; a bit of foam tape was about as much dimension as I was really happy with then.
For the base layer, I glued down a rice paper clock, added some Distress ink colour and crackle paste on two sides.
The next layer added metal filigrees on three corners and a strip of lace down from the fourth.
The resin pieces and the large filigree leaf were all given a touch of colour with waxes.
I arranged the cluster of flowers, leaf and gems around the resin frame in the lower half. I am still pleased with the way I set the clock and rose inside the frame supported by the black gravel. The large resin flower was added to the top corner.
The “follow your dreams” MDF words were painted, given a shimmery coat of Irresistible pico embellisher, and glued in place.
I wrapped some string around the clip, coated the whole thing with texture paste and added a large gem over the hole. I found a couple of tags that fit in with the “dreams” theme and arranged them under the clip.
The final touches were a few art stones, some microbeads and a random scattering of gold Stickles.
In a surprising turn of events, Anna (who runs Craft Box) picked my entry as the winner and I got an extra subscription box for my efforts!
This panel was created in August 2017 for the Craft Box UK Facebook challenge.