Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Special Tribute by Guest Designer Jackie Neal

 Hello everyone,thanks for joining me again here at Gina's!

Today I would like to share something very special to me. September 19 was my Mom's birthday. She would have been 84. 

In honor of my Mom, I created this wall hanging using some of my favorite photos of her along with some of my favorite pieces from Gina's Designs.

 Read along as I share some photos and a few steps of my process.

This first photo is to show you a bit of how I work.

I had the general vision of what I wanted, but not sure of what elements I would use. The assorted Gina's pieces auditioned on and off and up and down, for about an hour before I finally (and I use that word lightly) decided!

For the base, I used covers from a book. They were gessoed, then painted, crackled and glued together.

 Next up painting the Flourished Frames Set-Evie (I used all three) and giving these a layer of crackle as well.

oops about the extra bits-darn macro shows everything!

Gina's Peacock Feathers Shape Set are absolutely gorgeous! These fit perfectly into Mom's piece as she had a beautiful evening dress that my Dad had brought her back from Japan. The dress, iridescent Damask Silk, had Peacock feathers all over and was one of the colors I used for this.

After the Peacock Feathers were painted and placed along with the other chipboard, I felt I needed just a bit more. I went through my Gina's stash and found the perfect chipboard pieces!

Again a bit of separation was done -

I told you Gina's chipboard was versatile!

 Here I used the Wrought Iron Set and separated a few of the swirly embellishments for my accent pieces for the center.

   I was painting the words "A Moment in Time", when I noticed there was Mom in beautiful cursive, so I cut it from the phrase and  adhered it to one of the pieces from the Stackable Labels Set.


I do hope you have been inspired to created something using Gina's beautiful chipboard Designs! 

  Jackie P Neal

 Gina's Products used:

Other Products used:

Silks Paints by ColoureArt~

Sea Spray, French Lilac, Chestnut Brown,

Teal Zircon,Wine&Roses, Stargazer, Key Lime


Distress Crackle Paint-Clear Rock Candy

 E600 Glue

1 comment:

  1. This is so lovely, Jackie, and a wonderful tribute to your Mom.