I haven't done this in a while--take you through a step by step process of my latest piece. I have a little more time now, so here goes.........but of course I forgot to take a photo of the cupboard door that I had before I did anything to it. In this photo it already has a primer paint on it or you could just use gesso--
You can see the holes where the handle was. I decided not to use it, but I will eventually in another project--I love the old hardware.
And then next I gathered papers that I wanted to use--
I found a new scrapbook paper love--Pink Paislee--"London Market"--they're beautiful. I also used some of these very cool digital images that I found on Etsy (can't remember the name of the shop though--but if you're interested, let me know, and I'll look it up) She has a ton of images like these vintage florals. Also, I added paint to the 'frame' of the door.
So next came the first layer--
---and then another layer and lots of texture. (BTW--you'll have to excuse these photos. I have a room in my house with great natural light that I use for picture-taking, but 'Sandy' has been hanging around here, and it's very gloomy.)
So after the final layer and adding details, came the embellishments--
Love this--and it's much better in person--I wish I had better light. I think Sandy has left, but the weather is still rather depressing. Last night was the worst--lots of wind and rain (and a very wet basement!), and we were just on the outskirts of the storm!
Tomorrow is still not looking that great for one of our favorite holidays, but it's not going to stop us from enjoying it.
Happy Halloween everyone!!