Monday, February 11, 2013

French Theme

I'm still playing with my metal fleur-de-lis.  Here is a little french themed art.



Once again, I was almost done, before I thought to take a pic.




The inserts were already there.  I decoupaged the french book page on one, poked holes, and attached the fleur-de-lis with wire.







After putting everything together, I antiqued the entire piece, and did a gesso wash over it.  I distressed the frame.


 
 
 
 





See ya soon.



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17 comments:

The Refeathered Roost said...

Tres Magnifique! That is what I call understated elegance.
melinda

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Gorgeous!!

Shabby soul said...

Rosemary, it's delicious! And so light with that touch of gesso. You are always so creative!
Silvia

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Rosemary, since following your blog I've been experimenting with Gesso and I love the stuff. I will be sharing a make over soon. Its a kist with enormous metal handles and front clasp. I used your method of grey underneath and gesso over the top and I love the look!

Thanks for a wonderful blog!

Sumaya

MONICA LIVAS said...

This is amazing!

Donna said...

Oooh, la, la! I love all of the fleur de lis that you have been using, Rosemary! This frame is one of my favorites:)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Beautiful!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Laurel Stephens said...

Exquisite!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Gorgeous! I get ahead of myself also and just get wrapped up in the project. Thanks for sharing Rosemary.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your frame looks sweet and romantic. I love seeing all your new art Rosemary.

Donna Wilkes said...

I love it whenever you pull out a frame, a fleur-de-lis and some gesso. The results are always beautiful.

bobbie said...

Adorable ~ sweet and simple ~ it is perfect!!

Beverly@southernhomesweethome said...

You are always soooo creative. So pretty

Victoria said...

That's beautiful Rosemary! I love the gesso wash over the paper, it softens it so much:)

Cynthia said...

Just a beautiful piec, Love it!

Cynthia

Okio B Designs said...

Beautiful! Love the fleur de lis!

Jeanine

Jeanne said...

I no...I just got rid of a few Fleur de lis like this!
I can't tell you how many times this happens to me. This is why I don't like getting rid of anything!
Your project turned out beautifully!
xo
jeanne