Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wine & Grapes

For the CHA Winter Show the Stampendous DT was asked to create a series of mirrors using the new release.  The mirrors were beautiful with a big frame for lots of stamping and embellishments.
I thought I would share it here for you to see as I had a lot of fun decorating my mirror.
The frame was a lovely white surface.  I started with the Cling Wine Labels which I stamped repeatedly over the surface using StaZon Black ink.  I added a hint of purple and gold to the frame using my STAEDTLER watercolor pencils.  I distressed the edges with a touch of gold dye ink. To finish the frame I covered the entire surface with Versamark Watermark Ink and heat embossed with the cool Crystal Embossing Powder. (I love the shimmer from this powder)
I then stamped the Beautiful Life verse onto tissue paper using StaZon black ink. I tore the edges around the verse.  I distressed with the gold ink.  I inked up the tissue paper with Versamark watermark ink.  I heat embossed the tissue paper using the same crystal embossing powder. .

I stamped the Jumbo Cling Grape Label two times onto tissue paper to give a lovely translucent effect.

I colored the image using watercolor pencils and a waterbrush.  I then followed the same steps as the sentiment. After it cooled off I crinkled the paper to give it more texture.

I used netting from fruit we purchased and added it around the edges of the frame. I layered the stamped images over the netting. To finish it off I created faux metal effect on pieces of wine corks to create a seal.  I used a piece of cork and covered it in Aged Wine Embossing Enamel.  While it was warm I pressed the seal stamp into the embossing enamel. The seal stamp was inked up with Versamark Ink before I stamped in the embossing enamel.  I let that cool off and pulled the stamp out.  I then sprinkled a thin layer of Champagne embossing powder into the grooves and reheat it carefully to keep the image but add a layer of gold.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend!



  1. Beautiful frame Suzz, the images look fabulous steamed non tissue and I love the touches of gold. Beautiful colouring and I love your use of the netting . Tracy x

  2. What a gorgeous mirror frame. Love all the details.

  3. This is so beautiful Suzanne. I love the crinkled paper and those fab layers you created.


    Annie x

  4. Amazing project; beautifully done!

  5. really interesting textures on this project.

  6. Just look at all that yummy texture. This looks amazing my friend.


  7. Fabulous frame Sue. Love all the work you put into this one to make it really special with all the texture and layers. Wonderful stamping all over the background.

    Lesley Xx


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