Saturday, 12 November 2011

JFF - Whats your favourite colour?

This is my entry for this weeks Just For Fun
which is 'Whats your favourite colour' ?
Mine is purple but at the moment im loving this turqouise colour too
and they both go so well together.

I started out with a basic flat wooden frame , which was a
birthday gift and its been sitting waiting to be altered for a while
and I thought it was perfect for this project.

I took some card and made templates for the frame

A separate one for the width and length

Then shaped them around the frame to get the card template creased
I took some lengths of foil tape that i had in my drawer for ages
and cut out 4 pieces using the templates i had made.
2 from each one.
Next i used some odd chipboard letters to make the word PARIS
it didnt matter that they didnt match as they were going to be hidden.
I added the tape to the frame and used a childs rolling pin to smooth it out
as i dont have a brayer
When i got to the wording i used some kitchen towel and pressed
the adhesive foil tape around the letters to allow the shapes to
show through
I used 3 alcohol inks to just dab all around the edge of the frame
not forgetting to do the inner and outter edges also.
I kept my applicator in the same position so the
design repeated itself so that i didnt loose the colours.
When i had finished i rubbed the letters with a little blending solution to remove
the ink from the wording , I then used a soft cloth to buff that up.
Against the coloured background the wording shines beautifully.
I need to find a better 'PARIS' photo to go inside though, I have plenty
but for now i just popped in a snap i had on my desk and a couple of quotes
I love my frame and i think i may make some for gifts

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment its much appriciated ,
have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing.


Von said...

I love this project Jaqi :) and your so right about the colours they do work so well together
Thank you for aharing with us at Just for Fun
Von xxx

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous work Jaqi the frame looks marvelous and your colour choices are great. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for fun XOXO Zoe

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Your frame is simply stunning Jaqi! The AI background is amazing! x

she3655 said...

OOOOO I love this frame Jaqi.... The colours are WOW :)

Sandra's Spot said...

Wow Jaqi this frame is simply gorgeous I am a fellow Purple fan and you are so right the Turquoise is fab with it. Hugs Sandra XX

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

These colours do work so well together and the final piece is stunning

Janet said...

Wow love your frame Jaqi,like the way you have done PARIS must give that try
Janet x

Anonymous said...

Wow! Jaqi. Fantastic project. Thanks for sharing how you made this.
Regards Florence xx

Neet said...

What a lot of work went into this Jaqi but how worthwhile it all has been. It is beautiful. I love Paris too. The colours you chose are perfect, reminds me of a spring day in Paris and what better time to visit the capital of France. A beautiful piece of artwork.
Hugs, Neet (have missed you)

This is brilliant , i love it !