Thursday, July 25, 2013

Door Shrine {Gauche Alchemy | UmWowStudio Swap}

Hello Friends!!! Welcome to the LAST day of our UmWowStudio and Gauche Alchemy swap!

Gauche Alchemy is a mixed media kit company that specialized in the most amazing themed kits of vintage ephemera and mixed media supplies. They also offer mixed media supplies sold separately, like washi tape, specialty papers, punchinella and more!
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From Chrissy : I am a huge fan of shrines and altars so I just absolutely love these awesome door shrines. And guess what, UmWowStudio's unique, trendy, and cutting edge chippies are the perfect accents for them!

To give my shrine that aged 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!

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 burlap string, 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)

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

>>>While you're visiting us this week -- be sure to leave comments! 

We've got one $20 gift certificate for Gauche Alchemy to give away (and they've got one of ours!) -- and if you can't wait to see if you're the winner of either giveaway : use coupon code UmWowGA2013 for 10% off in EITHER shop!<<<


  1. ack!!That is stunning!!!!!! wow!!!

  2. That is so cool! It's been a great week!

  3. Wow! What an amazing project! Thanks for the fun week of inspiration!

  4. Great!!! Thanks for a great week of inspiration!!!

  5. This Shrine is very cool. Love the wine emblem and the apothecary bottle's gold wings! Love being able to peak inside through the glass doors. TFS!

  6. Thank you for the wonderful week of inspiration and for introducing us to Gauche Alchemy!! The projects this week were stellar on both sites!!

    Love this technique of using punchinella for a mask. Terrific look.
    <3 J

  7. Great little shrine.
    The vase inside is
    cute, love the owl!
    Carla from Utah

  8. So ridiculously cool! I love all the texture on this.