A Little Shrine of Awesome

Good morning!  This week, UmWowStudio teamed up Gauche Alchemy for a week of altered awesomeness and artsy fartsy fun.  This is a quick write up of my project I made.

I am a huge fan of shrines and altars so I just absolutely love these awesome door shrines from Retro Cafe Art. And guess what, UmWowStudio’s unique, trendy, and cutting edge chippies are the perfect accents for them!  No brainer there!

To give my shrine that aged to fine wine perfection type look happened purely by accident. I used a coarse paint brush and dabbed on modeling paste. I wanted to give it a rusty kind of look so I used some Real Rust embossing powder and noticed that when I set it with the heat tool, the modeling paste scorched a bit. What do ya know! Instant aging!  Sometimes my accidental awesomeness amazes even me.
What’s a shrine without something to go inside?
I used an old wine label from Gauche Alchemy’s Ephemera Variety pack and applied it to the back wall using Mod Podge and old music pages, also from the Ephemera Variety Pack, for the walls and ceiling. Once again, it wasn’t “old” looking enough so once the top seal of Mod Podge dried, I brushed some distress ink onto it and used some star punchinellla as a mask. I also applied the punchinella masking over the outside of the shrine as well.
For my little vase, I used a old glass apothecary bottle from a previous Gauche Alchemy kit. The UWS Star Confetti is just divine. I jazzed them up a bit with some embossing powders and glued them to the bottle. I made the wings using resin and a mold and the little owl is from the Banana Hammock Color Kit. Glue some May Arts burlap string (SM33), fill with pretty glitter and sprays of whatever and call it done!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies used:
Star Confetti (UmWowStudio)
Ephemera Variety Pack (Gauche Alchemy)
Star Punchinella (Gauche Alchemy)
Banana Hammock Color Kit (Gauche Alchemy)

Burlap String (May Arts SM33)
Gold Gel Enamel, Real Rust, Starry Night Embossing Powders (GlobeCraft)
Modeling Paste (Liquitex)
Ink (Tim Holtz, StazOn)
Floral Sprays (Alpha Stamps)
Door Shrine (Retro Cafe Art)
Glitter (Doodlebug)

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