Saturday, 23 January 2016
Something Different Saturday...
I hope you all enjoyed yesterdays shows sorry about the coughing lol! Im at the Newbury paper crafts show today from 10am to 4pm at Newbury Racecourse on the Art of Craft stand with the lovely Jayne and Penny. If you are in the area this is a great show with loads of demos and make and takes etc great for a cold Saturday!
Todays something different really is different for me as I don't get the chance to do a lot of altered art! This was a project made for the Craft Clearance website and I got the chance to play with some brilliant retro stock such as this nestling album and matching bling from Want to Scrap.
I mixed this project with Cosmic Shimmer and tried a few new things just to see if they worked. This whole book is covered with a combination of shimmer paint and Sparkle Texture paste. I stared by covering the pre-cut book cover of cogs with silver shimmer paint, whilst wet i stippled over midnight sparkle texture paste. To add some difference and more texture I then stippled over silver moon sparkle texture paste. I used the two colours to create light and saved and give the impression of age.
Next I added the matching rhinestone bling on some of the cogs and in the centres.and embossed one of the nesting shoes, uncoloured, with the fine finials 5 x 7 embossing folder. I then rubbed over some pewter gilding wax in a heavy handed manner so that it appeared tarnished. I added my initials on the edge and some old CE metal embellishments I have had for an age.
For the background i cut a piece of black card to the same size and embossed it with the linen 8 x 8 embossing folder then covered this with more of the heavy handed pewter gilding wax.
Finally IU used the jump rings that come with the book and added bakers twine and organza ribbon tied to these along with a few more metal keys etc.
Craft Clearance website along with a short video introduction to this project (and a few others) by me!