Thursday, 26 February 2015

Altered Paint Brush

Hi everyone and welcome back to my "happy place"
This little paint brush was sitting around just waiting for me to find time to alter it!
sooooo ive been looking at it for awhile thinking hmmmm not sure if it was "my thing" but ive also learnt about me on this artistic journey that anything can be altered to become something beautiful to look at or use!

Started off with a coat of gesso and two coats of a vintage cream paint all over the metal bits and the handle.

I mixed some paint for the candles from imagine if to match the shade of beautiful blue flowers and inked the leaves with di stress ink.

The fun part .... putting it all together.....glued some pretty laces and pearl trim to cover the metal wrap on the brush then added diamond bling before adding the cluster of flowers, candles, leaves and pearl spray with a metal butterfly at the top to hide the hole for hanging.


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Minature Armoire/Wardrobe DT project

 Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy place


This weeks Design Team Project is a little MDF wardrobe measuring 12cm high 6.5cm wide and 3cm deep. I decided to do this as a birthday present for my daughter as she is making a little doll house so perfect gift.

First step was to cover the outside in a base coat paper by kaisercraft (their little paper pads have been very handy)

Next was gluing and putting together this was a little tricky as the doors had to be slotted in at the same time so a lot of holding my tongue the right way.

Decorating time. I also had some chipboard frames from Imagine if so I cut the ends off and used Tim Holtz distress stain vintage photo to colour.

With some rose beads for handles, a little hat box and opening shoe box this project was looking complete.....or was it!

A  little skewer for the pole and handy paper clips for coat hangers this was looking pretty cute. 
And complete 

                                                                   Chipboard frame

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Altered Clip Board

Hi everyone and welcome back to my happy crafty place!
I decided to alter this clip board I was gifted at Christmas in a Vintage French theme and add it to my decorations in my guessed it! French inspired!

The first thing I did was sand the entire board then stained it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo di stress stain and then selected a paper in the colours I wanted to work with ....this one is Madame Boutique!
Glued to the front and back of the clip board.
I have inked the edges with Vintage Photo as well for the aged look.

Using the butterfly template from Imagine if I added three of the little ones using texture paste mixed with a little turquoise paint, when it dried I brushed over a little of the ink to tone down the brightness.

With the chosen sentiments and large butterfly from Imagine if and a wooden Eiffel Tower I stained them with the Vintage Photo stain and glued them down.

Finishing off with pearls, a mix of flowers, prima beads and  seam binding threaded through the top of the clip board and tied into a bow to hang!

Hope this inspires you to try some of the products over at Imagine if and create your own crafty projects.

Products used from Imagine if