This fortnight’s challenge over at That Craft Place’s Challenge Blog is ‘Anything Goes.’
I wanted to do a ‘canvas’ type thing with these fab wings from Lisa’s. First I painted them gold DecoArts paint. Then I used their two step crackle and brown paint. I coloured The Pilot from DDD with copics in brown and turquoise. To help tie the wings and the image together I swiped turquoise paint across the wings and rubbed back with the crafter’s most useful tool…a baby wipe! (I alsow rubbed and swiped turquoise on the bottle cap) I also sponged gold paint onto the wood cogs. I played around with a number of embellishments from That Craft Place until I was happy with both the selection and placement, including the fabulous chain.
My second project are a set of altered wooden balls I picked up from the brilliant charity shop next to Lisa’s (another reason to visit ladies!). I forgot to take a before picture, but here’s a during picture with a coat of gesso.
Even after two coats of gesso and the first coat of red paint you could see the black swirls. I thought that this might be okay, but they did disappear after a few more layers. I added some die cut flourishes (Cheery Lyn and Marianne) to for some dimension and then started to add red paint (True Red, Primary Red, Santa Red – spot a pattern?- and my new fav, Deep Burgundy) here and there making sure to not leave any white showing. Once I was happy with how the reds looked, I added splashes of gold . In one spot, I did a kind of zed shaped squiggle to hide an oops. I prefered that look and will do that shape in the future. I also did the whole swipe and rub back thing with black paint…especially around the flourishes. Lastly, I covered it with Triple Thick Glaze which made them look like glass. These £2 charity shop finds are now comfortable on my mantle!
What has been your best charity shop find?
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