Tuesday, March 15, 2016

DREAMERS


"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. You have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."  *Harriet Truman

Before assembling this Large Divine Antiquity Shrine from Retro Cafe Art Gallery, I arranged the the pieces and images that I intended to use on my work space. I wanted the top of the shrine to be the inspiration point so I tried many different images and embellishments until I found this Ornate Vintage Lace Keyhole Heart. It was just the inspiration I needed. When I added the word Dreamer, I knew just where I was going with this shrine.


Blessings
                                         Dreamers Come In 


 
I painted a doll house window frame that I found in my stash and glued the Moon and another piece of paper where I wrote the words, "Dreamers Come In" behind the frame. The rounded words 
on the bottom say, "When the Moon Plays Hide and Seek." I added the word "Blessings" above the frame.

 I have been in a bit of a John Lennon mood this month so I added 
the words on the back by John that says: "They say I am a Dreamer, 
but I'm not the only one."




To start this project, I laid all my pieces out and began gluing together the base of my shrine with wood glue.

I cut my paper and glued them to the individual pieces before gluing all the pieces together. 

 Next, I paint the places that will not be covered by paper on the front.

After painting the selected areas with paint and paper, I decided to add some texture to the front of the shrine. For this I mixed gold acrylic paint with Liquitex Molding paste and used a stencil. I glued the heart and the window frame to the shrine to finish the 
front side.

 Once I finished the front and let everything dry, I turned all the pieces over and repeated the paper and paint to the backside adding 
words with a White Signo Gel Pen to black washi tape.


When everything was dry, I assembled all the pieces together with wood glue. 





Items used in this tutorial:
Large Divine Antiquity Shrine
Ornate Vintage Lace Keyhole Heart
Doll House Window Frame
Black Washi Tape
White Gel Pen
Wood Glue
Molding Paste
Acrylic Paint
Variety of Art Papers 


                     "Blessings to all the Dreamers in the World"
I know I'm not the only one. :)

51 comments:

  1. Fantastic! I love reading your process. The shrine is beautiful and dreamy!

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  2. What a FABULOUS shrine Kim! I'm loving the bright happy colors! Gorgeous texture too! "Dreamers Come In" indeed!!!

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    1. Thanks Kristin, it was a really fun project to do, I could make more of these, so many different things you can do with them in all different styles!

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  3. Good morning, Kim. Great pieces. Love seeing how your project came together. Creative Blessings! Kelly #53

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    1. Thank you Kelly! I just noticed I was suppose to put my number on my comments!..yikes! I need to get with it!

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  4. Wonderful! I love that you explained how you put it all together. thank you!

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    1. Thank you Wendy for stopping in to peek and leaving a sweet comment!

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  5. fabulous project. thanks for visiting. Helen #1

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  6. Not my style but love the process you went through to completion. Thanks for sharing.
    Take care and have a good week.
    Christine
    Bishopsmate #29

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  7. What an amazing piece - the papers are beautiful and I love the words you chose. It's absolutely beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Diana for peeking in and leaving a comment.:)

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  8. Hi Kim, Glad I found you, as you didn't put your No. on your comment in my blog.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    I am loving your beautiful projects.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #13

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    1. Thank you Sue! I actually forgot about the post, this was my second time and I also realized I was suppose to be adding my #. Oops, better next time!
      Thank you for your comment and stopping by! :)

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  9. Wow! That is so beautiful. We should all be dreamers.
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #32

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    1. Thank you Diane! A wonderful creative week to you as well💖

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  10. Hi Kim, thanks for joining my followers and of course I shall be following you too and look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous projects. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 22

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    1. Thanks Angela! Happy Creating to you as well !

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  11. How interesting to see the creative process (I'm not a papercrafter you see, so I'm always impressed by the details). Those lyrics are very inspiring, I love that song 💕
    Hugs, LLJ 11 xxx

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    1. Thank you Jan! Even sweeter that you stopped in to comment since you don't paper craft. I'm happy that you did!
      Have a wonderful week!

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  12. Thanks for showing us how you built up your shrine. It culminates in a beautiful piece of artwork and I imagine you are very proud of your achievement.
    Hugs and Thank You for visiting me earlier - Neet 18 xx

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    1. Thank you Neet for stopping by! Happy creating to you!

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  13. Beautiful! I loved seeing it coming together. Thanks for sharing.

    Sharon K #45

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    1. Thanks Sharon for coming by to take a peek!!

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  14. Happy WOYWW. Firstly, your blog header design is amazing. I stared at it for ages! Thank you for sharing your creative process. Ali x #57

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    1. Thank you Ali Wade for stopping in and for your sweet comment!
      I'm trying to get to everyone blog, still have a few to go.
      Have a wonderful week!

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  15. Such a beautiful shrine. It was great to see all the steps you went through to put this together.
    Sharon xx #10

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    1. Thank you Sharon for peeking in today!
      Have a great week!

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  16. Awesome assemblage (or is that Awesome-blaaaage? I think so! lol) and also awesome tutorial, thank you very much for sharing both. xoxo, Aimeslee

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  17. Morning Kim, your little buildings are very interesting, beautifully made.
    Thanks for visiting my desk and your nice comments about my cards.
    Chris #15

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  18. Hello dreamer! I love your house. Thanks for showing us how it was done. I like it. And also the John Lennon quote. I recognized it immediately.
    To answer your question... yes, I can speak a bit of Spanish but 'computer speak' is a totally different ball game. But the Spanish say 'poco a poco' which means 'little by little'. I just take it a step at a time.
    Thanks for your visit yesterday and sorry for the late reply,
    Belated happy WOYWW,
    Lisca

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  19. Your little shrine is just beautiful, Kim! And I do love your blog header. You are very talented. Thank you for your visit and your nice comment. My fingers are improving but inmmediately after practising it does hurt rather, to type! Hopefully I shall soon get back in the studio again.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #31

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    1. Thank you Shoshi, especially for coming by and leaving a comment with your poor finger tips! Stay inspired and take care😊
      XX Kim

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  20. Oh sweet Kim - I am just blown away by this INCREDIBLY AMAZING shrine. Sometimes shrine projects are dark and heavy - still art and lovely but a little dreary like. BUT NOT YOURS! I love yours - so BRIGHT & HAPPY but still so ELEGANT. The colors and papers you used are just WONDERFUL. You found just the right pieces and embellies to make it seem like a sweet, uplifting place to visit. I stopped dreaming a long time ago. BUT... I did dare to dream one small art related dream last year and it came true a few weeks ago. Now I have one more that I have allowed to slip in... we shall see! So - for the first time in forever - I could be a DREAMER and visit your Shrine!!! In fact, you created such a ALLURINGLY INVITING shrine that I don't think anyone could resist investigation it's BEAUTY. Truly loved reading this post and adore your shrine. XX j.

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    1. Awwwh Joi, Thank you, you are always so kind and supportive which I truly and deeply appreciate. I hate to hear that you EVER stopped Dreaming, but I am happy that to hear that you have some dreams in the works! We are all Dreamers and you can visit my shrine anytime you like! I hope I get to see some of your Dreams and I hope they all come TRUE for you!!
      XOXO
      Kim

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  21. This is such a perfect little work of art! I loved the step outs. It's a wonderful topic - I've spent most of my life dreaming! I love your imagery and the dreamy colours you've chosen too! It's always a delight to visit your blog. xx

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  22. Very beautiful and unique Art piece!

    And I think all of us recognize those words from John Lennon.
    Thanks for your visit on my desk.
    I´m very late this time.
    Sussie, nr 28

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  23. Very very very COOL Kim!! This is totally the bomb! I love your style!
    hugs,Jackie ")

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  24. Belated WOYWW. Oh how beautiful you must of had so much fun building it. Have a great week.Hugs~Anne L #36

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  25. Kim you are an incredible artist and really inspirational! I love your style!

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    1. Thank you Denise! I hope you will stop by often, I am always creating something!! :)

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  26. It's gorgeous Kim. Where do you find your papers?

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    1. I find papers everywhere, I am always looking. The papers on this assemblage came from Tumble Fish Studio. You can find it by going to http://www.MischiefCircus.com
      These are some background papers. There is a ton of stuff to look at there! Enjoy!

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  27. Awesome piece! What a wonderful little shrine. I am loving all the colors, textures, and layers, great job as always! Your work is always so inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank You Mary stopping by and for leaving such a encouraging & sweet comment. I so appreciate you!
      XO

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  28. I am in love with this shrine! It is GORGEOUS! The keyhole topper with "Dreamer" was the ticket! And NO you aren't the only one! Awesome project Kim! Blessings

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  29. I love every little nook and cranny. Perfection!

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  30. I love your shrine!!! Thanks for sharing the process. I love the papers you used too. Beautiful. : )

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