Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wild Winston

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited to share my latest project with ya'll!  It was totally inspired by the Creative Carte Blanche challenge.  The challenge is to use the 3 W's: Wood, Word, and Wild (an interpretive element).

I have wood panels that you can craft it.  That's what I used for the base of this project.  The wooden oval is about 7 inches tall and 5 inches across.  I put gesso on it to prime it.

I used Wendy Vecchi's crackle texture paste and Tim Holtz's stripes stencil for the middle texture.  The I used a mixture of Golden paints to create the background.

In this picture you can see that crackle and the gold paint.  I started with the brown color and mixed red and brown and added that on top.  Then I used the two different golds.  I love the shimmer!

Here is the finished project:  Wild Winston.  This fella was the Law back in the day.  They named him Wild Winston-but it was an ironic name.  He wasn't very wild.  He broke up gambling rings, sent trouble makers a packin' and recovered many a stolen horses and cows.  He was mild mannered.  And he was a man of God.  Good ol' Wintson was a brave soul--his job was to keep the town safe.  And that's just what he did.  :)

Here is Wild Winston-the bravest in all of that part of the West.  The picture, metal oval circle (sticker), and the frame and Brave are all from Tim Holtz.  The handcuff, cross, and key charms are from Pepperlonely LLC.  The frame is a small cabinet frame from TH.  It's my first time using it with a found relative photo.  The oval sticker fit perfectly.  I used an embossing pen to make the gold embossing around the frame.  That was my first time using the pen-it's awesome.  :)

I would like to submit Wild Winston into these challenges also:

STAMPlorations: Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a great day! :)


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic creation, love the old wood look its amazing!

Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Leslie said...

WOw!! What a fabulous creation!! Very clever!

Eunice Beckmann said...

Wow - it looks so great!!! I love the vintage taste :)

Annette Green said...

What a transformation that wooden plaque has taken on. You aced the aged wood look! What a fun piece this is and I'm so happy to see that you tried a few new things to create it. Well done!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Carte Blanche.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh wow!!! This is simply amazing! LOVING the story behind him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Candy C said...

Katy, this is so cool! I love your wooden plaque! What a neat accent piece. I, like Annette, am so happy that you tried new things on this piece! They turned our beautifully and I know you feel that sense of satisfaction that you conquered that fear of trying new things! It's all about the journey, right?! Thanks for sharing this with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche! It's awesome! <3

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Brilliant, Katy! You have a completely original take on the three W's. I am WILD about wild Winton and your story told here. Using the wooden oval as your substrate is a perfect choice for an old west piece. Very, very nice, thank your for creating with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

Jane Castle said...

Hi Katy, I think Wild Winston is real Cool, love him, we could do with several of him today ! X

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Love reading the story about your wonderful wood project Katy. I love the stenciled wood panel and all the elements are gorgeous. Thank you for playing along at STAMPlorations May Mixed Media Challenge. Come and join us again in next month challenge. Happy creating and have great days always!
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Billie A said...

Awesome project and great story. Hugs

Yvonne said...

Katy this is awesome! The texture you created on your wood panel is fabulous! Very inspiring! Love that you started with a plain old panel and it ended up so gorgeous!!! Love your wild bit too! hehehe...thank you for playing along with us at Creative Carte Blanche!