Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Naturally sweet Vintage Vignette

 A repurposed plain 3 photo frame turned into a vintage vignette of Nature's sweetness!

No step by step today,just photos of color and texture and lovely natural elements. The colors as well as the ladies ephemera I used helped to achieve the vintage look I was going for.
The vintage costume jewelry bee pin fit right in!! 

The quote is by Victor Hugo and went perfectly with my piece!  

My inspiration came from Nichola Battilana of Pixie Hill
Nichola made a gorgeous triptych which she also filmed on  YouTube , give it a look! ")

 For the oozing and dripping honey , I used Nichola's technique of mixing a wee bit of paint with Glossy Accents and a bit of water for more flow.

  The flowers are all from my gardens this spring and were dryed with Silica and the Bumble Bees were all found in Nature.
(NO critters were harmed during the creating of this piece!)


Weapons of choice in no particular order! teeheehee
DecoArt Paints
Americana Multi-Satin
Muted Gold
                                                         Media Fluid Acrylics
Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
Raw Sienna
Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
English Red Oxide 
Transparent Red Iron Oxide
Yellow Oxide 
DecoArt Decou Page-Matte 
Sizzix Thinlits- Mixed Media Die
 Chicken Wire Stencil

Ranger Glossy Accents

McDonald's lg.black coffee

Linking up with the following challenges:
 Artist Trading Post-May Challenge-Create with found natural objects
 Anything But Cute Challenge#1-May-Vintage Garden
Mixed Media World Challenge-Vintage
Stamps And Stencils-Three of a kind
A Vintage Journey-Spring Colours
Mixed Media Monthly-Challenge#12-May Flowers

I really did have lots of fun with this one- hope you are inspired to use a bit of nature in your artwork!!
Thanks so much for visiting-Happy May!! 
Jackie ")


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

very pretty - love all the techniques you've employed to create a unified whole!

Karenliz Henderson said...

So beautiful. I love all the bits and pieces you used.

strangelycreative said...

Oh its super duper - what a wonderful vintage feel and the images are gorgeous. Cxx

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Jackie, one of my favorite pieces! So deliciously textural and love the quote

Felicia Aaron said...

Jackie, I love the gorgeous color of this piece! You did a FABO job on this dearie!!! Those vintage gals are the cutest! I got tickled just looking at them wondering what their thoughts were as they were being snapshotted! :) I love your creativity and the loveley elements in this!! Wonderful my friend! :)

Sue Butler said...

Hello Jackie.
Well I am very impressed with this creation, it has all the eclectic features that make me drool; like your syrupy honey technique.
It relates a wonderful vintage feel not only through your images but also the mix of elements that you have added. This is a great and beautiful Vintage Triptych. I encourage you to add it to the Challenge at 'The Mirror Crack'd' which has the theme Triptych this month.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece! I love using natural stuff in my work, too, nature offers us so much! Hugs, Valerie

Candy C said...

Jackie...this is adorable! I love your deep rich, DecoArt colors! I just love the way they look on projects. Your vintage vignette is darling. Thanks so much for sharing. <3 Candy

Becky Wentworth said...

Outstanding Jackie!I just love your happy, vintage ladies! I think you will be winning a challenge or two with this one! XO

Win Dinn said...

What a gorgeous triptych, Jackie - the look of honeyed warmth is outstanding! xo

ann said...

Wonderful, love all the different techniques you have applied.

Bev said...

Love this piece it's beautiful and that little bee brooch is stunning....

Sara Barker said...

BEE-u-tee-full piece, Jackie! I love the drippy "honey", and appreciate your sharing your technique on this! What a unique and absolutely gorgeous piece of mixed media art! I can not believe you used real bumblebees! I find ummm, expired ones all the time, and I used to pick them up to use in my work...haven't done that in a long time! Thank you for the inspiration!

And while I'm here, I just have to say thank you for joining our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute! Big hugs! Sara Emily

Pawsitively Creative said...

It looks like these BEE-uties are having a blast in their gardens. Your use of real bees and the "honey" is spectacular! Wonderful rich colors and the details are even more stunning! Awesome design and execution!

Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is more than stunning Jackie!
A masterpiece!
I am thrilled about it! Will check the video ! Thank's a lot for sharing!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Forgot to say
Thank you for your nice comments - the quotes I always find online-via google or Pinterest..
I love quotes and can spend hours with reading them!

aimarii said...

Nice work. I really like.
Are you sure that the bee does not think young lady as a flower? What gonna happen then?

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love the technique for creating the honey! The textures on this pieces are just superb. It looks as if it's bursting into bloom and coming out of the confines of the frames! Such a beautiful idea full of natural goodness! xxx

Darlene Campbell said...

I was peering in real close to see if those were real flowers and bees. Awesome! Very impressed with the dripping honey look. This piece is so much your signature style.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Jackie, this is just spectacular! Your colours are so rich and really give me that summer day heat feeling! I love all the honey drips and what a great sentiment! This is such a wonderful garden project! I am so excited you joined us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

~*~Patty S said...

Oh what a lovely piece you've created here dear Jackie.
Love bees and honey and lovely ladies and more!
The quote is just perfect too.

Astrid Maclean said...

OMG Jackie, how did I manage to miss this one....? I think it is a new favourite, absolutely wonderful and such super use of those ladies! I adore the way you added the textures and those stunning flowers. Vintage perfection! Thanks so much for adding it to our latest challenge at A Vintage Journey and Mixed Media Monthly!

toni said...

Wow! Jackie this is gorgeous love the textures you've created ,particularly the oozing honey! You've included so many fabulous details .Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils . Toni x

Sue C said...

Fabulous trio of frames! Love the vintage colours and the drips are fantastic ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

butterfly said...

I love this trio, and the golden honey tones. What gorgeous vintage images, and lovely natural detailing. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

How fabulous! Real bumblebees! Wow! Runny honey and flowers..on my! This is a whole new level.. It looks fantastic, beautifully vintage and the nature is really oozing out of this make. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

Kasia Krzymińska said...

That's gorgeous and so creative. Thank you for entering our challenge at Artist Trading Post blog.

Rupa S said...

Such a pretty altered frames, love the honey tones and the textures. The BEE pin is such a beauty.

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! What a stunning project!!! I am kinda lost here, real bees?!?! I have to ask you: do you just replace bees with "fresh"specimens when these ones all dry and mummify?? Sorry, I just had to ask...
Thank you for joining Vintage Garden at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

Caroline said...

Wow, that trick for honey drippage is fabulous. Great vintage imagery & colours, using flowers from your garden is a lovely touch ..

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fun project, Jackie. Love the rich background and the expressions on their faces.

Debbie said...

Amazing and so vintage! Love the details and the images you used. A masterpiece! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Donna B. said...

What a fun vintage frame! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Buttons said...

What a clever vintage triptych Jackie! Love the honey and texture around those glamorous ladies. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Stunning love it. Thanks for playing along with MMW hugs Debs xx