Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Altered Paint Brush

Steampunk Altered Paint Brush

 This was made for a swap I was in for April. I like how it came out, and hope it inspires you to alter a paint brush as well!

  I used metal tape. I embossed it using Tim Holtz embossing folder and then cut the tape into pieces. I stuck the tape on my gessoed paint brush. Added some black paint and rubbed off. Added gold alcohol ink, to give it the gold look. The man is part of a Tim Holtz stamp that I cut apart after stamping onto cardstock. His wings are from grungeboard die cuts that had been painted with the same paint I painted the bristles of the brush. It's a metallic glaze called Dazzling Metallics in Medieval Gold made by DecoArt. I printed out the quote on cardstock and added inking and gold rub n buff around the edges. Decorated the brush using gears.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ready to Pop! Baby Shower

I'm way late on blogging about a baby shower I helped out with.
 It was actually almost a year ago. How bad is that!? But, I still wanted it on my blog..

Our theme was
"Ready to Pop" 

We made our decorations using - A Jillian Vance Design -  Baby Bump Stamp Set!!

These popcorn topiaries were made for table centerpieces! 
They are my favorite thing about the party!
We found the popcorn bowls at the dollar store for .50 cents a piece. 

 We stamped onto these bags we found at the party store.
They were filled with popcorn for the guests at the shower!

Those bowls were also used for other things that "pop"!
 Made our own little diapers filled with goodies!

We used the Oh Baby! stamp to make cupcake toppers!

Our Ready To Pop banner!

An overview of the the tables showing the popcorn topiaries!

At the shower, we played games that went with the "pop" theme. Also, everyone filled out a Baby wishes card to serve as a keepsake for the mommy to be! Sorry, I do not have a picture of the invitation. We used the stamp set for it as well.

Thanks for looking!! 

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Altered Fork

I was recently in an altered silverware swap. I decided to go with a fork. I love assemblage art but have never done anything like that so that's where my idea kinda came from. I think it came out pretty cool.

I used the bottom of an Altoids tin and cut slits in it for the fork and wings to go through. The wings are made from an old cheese it box that I covered with metal tape and embossed and die cut with Tim Holtz wings die. I used lots of paint and different techniques on the tin and the fork. I just play around till I get a look I want. 

Not really any rhyme or reason to it. I wrapped wire around the fork. The heart, I die cut from cardboard and dipped it into my melting pot, then used a texture tread on it. On the back I put a picture frame hanger on it so she can hang it up. I love how it came out and kinda wish I had kept it. My partner loved it, so it's all good!

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