Wednesday 2 March 2016

Let Leonie Loose - MDF Frame

I thought I would share one of the projects I did for my LLL show - which will be aired today at 2-4pm.

I started with a plain MDF frame.  I coated the back piece with brown paint.  It certainly doesn't have to be perfect

I then painted the frame, using two different colours

I then edged the frame with dark brown

I then stamped the frame using one of the brilliant background stamps from Wendi Vecchi - using the brown Distress Paint

Stamp the frame 4 times to get complete coverage.

Next take the definition stamp, and stamp on the top of the frame

Line the stamp up, and then stamp on the base, so the frame can be mat and layered.  Stamp again without re-inking the stamp, so you get a faded image

Cover a scrap piece of card with paint

And then over stamp with the flower

Use another colour to cover a second piece of card

And now stamp the script stamp, using the orange Distress Paint

Over stamp with the open flower, and blast with your heat gun to dry the ink

Cut out the flowers, and gently shape.  Now layer them up and glue together

Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of scrap card

Cut the words out, and edge with Distress Paint

Cut a piece of green card, to form a swirl.  This will be the stem of your flower.  Now use the number stamp to cover the stem

Stamp one of the sentiment stamps onto scrap green card, and cut out to form the shape of a leaf.  Cut a second leaf from the same card

Pop your elements on the card to check on your composition

Now add texture by sprinkling clear embossing powder onto the frame 

I use the very gentle heat gun, which allows me to melt some of the powder, without the need to use any ink pad of adhesive

Now use a small amount of gilding wax over the edges of the frame, and very gently over the embossing powder. I then used the Cosmic Shimmer PVA, which I trailed across my frame.  This gives uneven but effective sheen

I added more dots with the cosmic shimmer, and then the gilding wax to the leaves

To finish I used glossy accents on the sentiment, and one of the fantastic Wendi Vecchi embellishments


hollyberry said...

As ever a wonderful work of art that has great meaning too when you read the sentiments that you use. Thank you for sharing and looking forward to your shows.
Oh and forgot to say on your list of show times post,it is really handy to have so know when you are going to be on. So thank you for taking the time to post them.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Leonie I'm hoping to be back in time to watch your show this afternoon so it will be nice to see this project but hour instructions are so good so thank you and also for your schedule in the last post. Best wishes Jackie x

karenlotty said...

Fabulous I will be out of country so can't watch (curse curse)

Margaret said...

This is lovely, Leonie :) The stamps are great. Probably won't be able to watch live but so glad Hochanda now have the 'watch for a week' facility! Mxx

A said...

Brilliant shows Leonie,well done we loved them,2 hours went by so fast.

Brawny x said...

Brilliant shows again Leonie x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous step by step and really enjoyed the shows too.
Linda xxx

Anne said...

What a beautiful work of art, Leonie. I have the shows recorded so have them to look forward to.

Anne (Northampton)

Furry Log and Badger said...

Thanks Leoni, I haven't watched Hochanda before but have started watching since you have been on - I purchased the 2 sets of distress paints today so that I can attempt this project. Lovely to watch you work and 'be normal'. Keep up the good work.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Leonie, I don't know where you get your 'ideas' from, but I wish that I had one ounce of your 'genius'. This project is stunning.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carol S. said...

Fantastic art work. The design is amazing. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Cazro said...

Your show today was excellent, I have longed to see this form of creative demos for a long time, long, long overdue. Your a very talented young lady, I thank you for sharing your passion. I love your natural style, welcome back to doing what you should be doing. Go girl go. continue to enjoy every minute for you so deserve it. Thank you. Caz

nancyd said...

Morning Leonie, a fabulous project have recorded your shows managed to see some of the first show but have the rest to look forward too
it's great to see demos straight through without interruptions, is Haley going to be doing the same as you seem to get a lot of repeat shows on Hochanda looking forward to seeing Crafters Companion as I love Sheena's work too.
Nancyd xx said...

Hi Leonie.
Thank you so much for the two brilliant hours of crafting this afternoon.
I could watch you all day, you are so talented and down to earth.
thank you Take care Kitty.

carol edwards said...

Hi Leoni thank goodness for catch up as I couldn't watch your shows yesterday. How long is catch-up available for by the way? X

Unknown said...

Loved your show, which I watched today. I'm beginning to try mixed media, which I was a bit scared of, but you make it seem so easy. Am Def going to use your techniques. The schedule you post is really useful too. Thank you x

Tracy Welham said...

Watched the shows, and loved them! This is such a fab and creative piece. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Annacupcake said...

Have just watched the shows again on catch up as my distress paints and frames arrived today. Loved every minute so glad they've let you off the leash!

Now I just have to decide which of my IC Art-Cutz to use. I'm having "crafter's stash compulsion" and I just want to keep them in their packets ;)