Nov 5, 2016

DIY Rustic Home Decor with Scripture Stamps


We have another inspiring challenge for you at Anything But Cute!  Our hostess Niki has chosen the theme Rustic Glam.  She says, "Create a mixed media design featuring rustic elements such as whitewashed wood, chicken wire, burlap, soft subtle tones and neutrals. Don't forget to add the GLAM part with some sparkle and BLING!"  




I decided to make a little collage to frame and began by gessoing and stenciling some chipboard with a Tim Holtz stencil.  I used Lindy's sprays to color my panel.  I added some subtle stamping, splashes and gold embossing along the edges.


I used clear gesso over some flat purchased flowers, then gave them a light spray of the same inks and bunched them up roughly to tuck between my layers.


A great tip when you're doing a paper bundle like this is to arrange all of your layers and then staple them together so you can still tuck things in the open ends.


I added this Verve scripture stamp in gold as my focal point.


I've had this frame for ages and painted it grey, then distressed it to reveal the wood underneath.  It's quite thick and is perfect to create a shadow box effect.


I mixed some mod podge with some vintage glitter and sequins and brushed that on randomly.  I added some bits of crocheted lace here and there, as well as some pearls for the glam factor.


The colors aren't very lively, but are much nicer in person.


I hope you will be inspired to play along with our challenge this month.  We cannot wait to see your entries!


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26 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love your layering and palette choice Autumn!!
    xx Jackie

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  2. Love this! The colours, the textures and all those wonderful layers. Gorgeous! Jennie x

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  3. A lovely piece again Autumn and what a lovely rustic feel to it as well.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

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  4. Autumn, this is gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Totally love it!!!

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  5. Lovely piece Autumn. Of course, I love the scripture surrounded by such Rustic Glam. For me, the shimmering gold is the perfect glam - it just accents the entire piece perfectly. Xj.

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  6. Just LOVE all the layering en gold you used, very beautiful!

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  7. Thank you so much for the stapling tip! I am working on a project now that includes a paper stack. So helpful. Love your piece!

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  8. Oh, Autumn, what a masterful piece of art you've created, and I love it! I absolutely love this verse, and you've really made it "shine" in this piece! I praise God for how you continue to use your gifts to shine His light! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

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  9. Oh Autumn, that background you created for your collage to sit on is superb, gorgeously shimmery and wonderfully textural. I have never been able to do collage but your tip about stapling is simple but genius in my eyes, you have inspired me to have a go! The collaging on your piece is wonderful and I LOVE the treatment you gave the frame! Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Applause for that fantabulous and fun frame! The. You go and add all the wonderful tidbits in the middle of the frame and make it even better! The pops of gold and the sentiment are stunning and so fun! Great tip about stapling the bundle. I will have to use that one. The way you distressed the frame to get the wood to peek through is spectacular! Awesome sauce Rustic Glam! Bling bling! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  11. An absolutely stunning layered collage, Autumn - the dimension and colours are gorgeous and I adore the textured background. Simply beautiful.
    Alison x

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  12. Fabulous project love the neutral tones with the gold accents-great tip about the staples
    Carol x

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  13. This is absolutely stunning, Autumn!! I love, love the texture and the layers!! There is so much to look at...and it's all stunning!! The colors, the touches of gold, everything is so beautiful!! Distressing the frame was a perfect touch!! Rustic glam perfection!! Love it my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. Autumn, this is a spectacular altered rustic glam frame! Your background is so beautiful with stunningly rich textures and those amazing pops of gold! I love your fantastic quote and thanks so much for the great tip about creating a bundle! You distressed your frame perfectly, I love it! What an exquisite piece this is, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  15. What a fabulous frame and creation - love all the texture and the subtle colours. That Scripture in gold is perfect on it.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  16. Autumn, this is such a delight for the senses! First off, I love your Bible verse and how you have given it such importance by gold embossing and lifting on all those gorgeous layers! Love your collaging tip--I need all the help I can get in that department, because I can't collage to save my life! Your background layer is a textural masterpiece, and I love the bits of random gold embossing--your close-up shots really show how beautiful this amazing artwork really is, but I would love to see it in person! Oh, and the frame is finished perfectly for an additional rustic element! Great job altogether! Big hugs, my crafty friend!

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  17. What a gorgeous frame Autumn! I just love the neutral and warm tones you used, and the addition of the gold bling really makes the whole thing shine! So many wonderful layers, love how you created such a dimensional backdrop for your focal piece! The background texture is incredible with the metallic touches. You have really nailed the rustic glam theme with this magical piece! Amazing!! hugs :)

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  18. Stunning layering on your collaged frame and beautiful results.
    Julie x

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  19. Fabulous autumnal layering and gorgeous textured background in your timeworn frame Autumn. I love how you added the bling, the gold embossing looks amazing. Have a great week xxx

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  20. Hi this is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at <a href='http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/’> Creative Artiste Challenge Blog </a> for challenge 20 Anything Goes Mixed Media and the sponsor is Foilplay. Hugs Jackie DT

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  21. What a lovely combination of items you used in your rustic collage Autumn! Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

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  22. Isn't this just gorgeous..love that background and all the layers of elements..stunning project as always...
    Thank you for joining in with the challenge this month at Altered Eclectics...x

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  23. Lots of gorgeous layers. Beautifully done. So glad your joined in at Creative Artiste mixed media challenge Janet DT

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  24. Beautiful frame and loving the scripture. Overall stunning. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  25. A beautiful canvas with so much gorgeous texture and interest. Thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.

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