Thursday, 15 September 2011

Why I have black fingers!

Morning folks! Just a quick visit to share with you what has been keeping me busy the last few days.

 I had a lovely custom order from a bride who had a classy colour scheme for her wedding of black, silver and grey. She asked me to make some little jewellery boxes for her bridesmaids and an altered frame for her Matron of Honour.

 All the items are first painted with white acrylic paint, then once dry I applied a couple of layers of silver metallic paint and again once dry I applied a crackle glaze. Quite time consuming but a really pretty result.

I then proceeded to make 5 black grunge flowers, which resulted in very black fingers !!! Once dry they have been spritzed very generously  with Glimmer mist! And finally a lovely acrylic bead for the centre.

 To finish I have, as requested, made a little scroll tied with ribbon, containing a message to the recipient.
Thanks for bearing with me and all the photos!

Have a great day!

I am just running out the door for a lovely crochet lesson with a couple of friends!

Catch ya later,

Judy x


craftymum said...

just gorgeous Judy
hugs sarah x

Sue said...

These are all gorgeous, love them.
Sue xo

Sandra said...

Wow just amazing!:) Sandra H

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Judy...

Kat said...

Stunning box and frame Judy. That colour combo is gorgeous. Love the grunge flowers.

Kat xx

Aileen said...

These are fab and lovely gifts for the bride to give to her bridesmaids. Well done on your commission. x

Paula (PEP) said...

Absolutely stunning - intriguing combination for a wedding though. Hope you had a lovely time crocheting.
Paula (PEP)

Shoshi said...

Judy, this is gorgeous. When you say you applied a crackle glaze over the silver, did you put on a crackle medium and then something transparent? Or was it something like Tim Holtz crackle paint? This is a lovely effect which I'd love to try. I've done "regular" crackle effects, with a base coat, crackle medium, top coat, but I love the clear crackles you've achieved here.

I've just discovered your blog, looking for inspiration for altered boxes. Lovely to meet another Christian believer online. May the Lord bless you today.



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