Sunday, 2 May 2010

Inspiration from Tracey Coates - Part 1

Amongst other things, Tracey brought 2 beautiful display boards with her for our demo weekend.  How lucky are we that we get to keep them!!  They are at the shop if you want to see them in real life.

Tracey didn't take photos of any of them but has allowed me to show them here for you as it would be such a shame not to share them with you all.

As you can see there's lots of artwork on each board so I am going to show each piece.  I'll break them down into different parts so you can follow the posts easier. 

This first board features a lot of frames and also tags.  I'll briefly point out some features along the way. 

The swirls on the frame are embossed with red distress embossing powder over distress inks.

The background of this frame is stunning, Tracey has used distress ink and lovely aging techniques to create this.  I love the colours of the paper flower.  The image has been embossed with clear embossing powder and then bent to form cracks in the glaze.  The shoe brad is attached with a brad.

Another beauty stamped with distress inks and embellished with a rusty washer, the dog image is placed under one of Tim's fragments.

The frame has been embossed with distress embossing powders so again, very tactile.

Will show more tomorrow.



  1. Wow! What a talented lady. All of the frames and tags are gorgeous.

  2. Some lovely looking frames and tags here Jill !

  3. Wow, These are lovely. Lots of great techniques. Angela


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