End of Gorgeous Grunge Week

Today is my last day of Gorgeous Grunge week.  I have one more project from my work on the convention display boards to share with you.  It’s actually a 3-d item, which started out as an unfinished wood frame, and it contains a picture of my youngest.

Gorgeous Grunge Display 3dI started by applying three coats of gesso to the wood with a paintbrush.  I then mixed several drops of Pool Party re-inker and rubbing alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer, and spritzed the frame until it was the shade of blue I liked.  After that was dry, I stamped the Gorgeous Grunge stamps directly on the frame.   Here’s a closer look at the stamping:

Gorgeous Grunge Display 3d - close up grungeThe flowers were super easy.  I just punched some of the This and That Epic Day dsp with the Fancy Flower punch, and then crumpled them up.  I then added other punches to layer on, finishing with the Very Vintage Designer Buttons.  I just cut the leaves out by hand.

Gorgeous Grunge Display 3d - close up flowersI was really pleased with how the stamping looked on the frame.  The gesso gave it a nice base, and since the stamps have a grunge look, the stamping didn’t need to be perfect.

Well, I hope you all have enjoyed the Gorgeous Grunge week.  It’s definitely not my normal style of stamping — I’m a Clean and Simple girl at heart.  However, I do think it’s fun to mix it up every once and a while, and I do think the two styles can be used together.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Come back tomorrow, and I’ll be starting another theme week.  This one will feature the Lovely Romance stamp set and the Venetian Romance suite of products.  Thanks for stopping by!





10 thoughts on “End of Gorgeous Grunge Week

  1. Really cute project Amy…I’m so lovin the grunge look!! I think this set is on backorder but once it’s available I will be grabbing it up! I bet my DGD would love to get one of these for her Birthday! TFS a very IN and FUN project!

  2. Beautiful wrk and Beautiful daughter! I have loved your gorgeous grunge. Applause! Applause! Mary Thorpe

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Beautiful Amy! What a lovely frame and photo. The stamping looks good on this medium and those flowers are breathtaking! I’ve really enjoyed your projects this past week. Tfs.

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