Oops! I forgot to blog my project for this months Challenge over at Altered Eclectics.
This was inspired by the famous Andy Skinner. I started by gathering up embellishments and pieces of mdf (many that came in my latest DT pack from That Craft Place…actually, the only thing that didn’t come from TCP is the Tando clock which I won in challenge and the markers I used for the writing). I arranged and rearranged pieces until I was happy with the layout. I then glued the hinge and flourish to the mdf heart and added the stucco texture paste here there and everywhere.
On the mdf rectangle (lacking any straight edges! lol) I attached a piece of ugly green embossed card. I painted it with Prussian Blue fluid acrylics from the media line of DecoArts. I also painted the key and heart with Prussian blue.
The clock was covered with stucco texture paste and shades of grey paint before painting it with Quinacridone Gold (my new favourite paint!).
I put Patina Green antiquing cream (you totally need this in your life if you like to make your altered projects look aged!) on the heart and the rectangle and wiped back. I coated it with faux finishing medium to protect the antiquing cream as it never cures until you varnish it. Then I used Umber and Red Oxide antiquing creams, wiping back and protecting with faux finishing medium. On the rectangle, I also used White antiquing cream.
I can’t remember what all I did on the key as I just kept experimenting until I was happy with how it looked.
I finally glued everything down, added the light, wrote the sentiment with a white sharpie pen after the gold one didn’t really show, and added the cute angle embellishment (which I aged with Umber and Green Patina antiquing creams).
I’ve put this up in the bathroom (where it matches the colour we’re forced to live with since we rent) and I can admire it everyday. The workshop with Andy Skinner was totes amazeballs and highly recommend it anyone!
All products used are available from the fantastic shop…That Craft Place.
I’d like to enter the following challenges: