Friday, 9 July 2010

Something a little bit different!

Morning folks! As the children are away till tomorrow I have had a little more time to play creatively. Sometimes I don't have the energy or the time to try something new. So this week I have pulled out my paints and tried out doing some altering.

Now this project is one that I saw in a recent edition of Craft Stamper and thought it looked beautiful. I have had this little trinket box form Craft Barn lying about for ages and decided it was going to get the altered treatment first!

So to start I painted a base coat of paint using Claudine Hellmuth Acrylic Paints. I used Sky Blue. Then once that is dry you add a layer of PVA glue and then quickly before it dries, add your top layer of acrylic paint. I used white. As the PVA glue dries it contracts and it brings the top layer with it and creates this lovely old distressed look.

I then stamped with Staz-On ink some flowers and then a grunge paper butterfly and an SU metal frame.

I will definitely be doing this again and maybe with some different colours!

This little box will be winging its way over to my Folksy and Etsy shops later this morning!

Before I go I will leave you with some news from the Quixotic Paperie.

The SALE section over at Quixotic Paperie has been updated with lots of products! Have a peek - you never know what you might find in there!

Plus, we have a selection of special offers just for the weekend! Between now and Midnight (UK time) on Sunday 11th July 2010 you can enjoy the following offers!

Be quick! The sale section is all "while stocks last" and the special weekend offers end on Sunday!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Judy x



Hi Judy
A gorgeous box,
hugs Dianne xx :)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, that is stunning Judy. Love the distressed look and thank's for sharing how its done ! Gorgeous stamps too, been looking at these for ages in Simon Says Stamp as they are great friends with Wendy and now stock nearly all her goodies.


Jo xxx

Emma said...

WOW-WEE this is absolutely too beautiful for words. Oh the loveliness of it Judy, did I mention that I really like it hee hee!

Such a beautiful treasure :D

Erika said...

Beautiful box will have to have a go at this paint technique.

kath said...

this is gorgeous judy...saw the technique in Craft Stamper...must give it a go...hugs kath xxx

Kirsti said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...what more can I say...I keep thinking of techniques to do for my class and then see other people using I come up with something tomorrow and then it's time to play!!!! Have a great weekend honey!!! Kirsti xxx

Paula said...

what an adorable it!

Tanya Rudd said...

Your something different sure turned out fabulous.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous box Judy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Juls said...

wow you are amazing!!! This is just gorgeous! Hugs Juls

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Judy. It's nice to have time to have a play. Doesn't seem to happen very often though.

Kat xx

Lilian said...

WOW! It's really gorgeous! I'll have a peek at Elaine's after this ;) Happy weekend!

Georgia said...

This is absolutely beautiful Judy, what a fabulous idea! The colour is so lovely and I love the gorgeous letters and cute butterfly! :) Love, Georgia xx


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