Welcome back to my third and
final creation for The Artistic Stamper. I have really enjoyed my time
here and I want to thank Jennie first of all for asking me to be here
and also for her kindness and support.
that for my final feature here at The Artistic Stamper I would do a
step-by-step...I love seeing these as it really gives a great insight
into how someone works (in my case amid lots of mess!) I don't do as
many as I would like because I get so involved in the creative process
that I forget to take pictures, but this time I tried to be very aware
of the camera as well! This is a very picture heavy post I am afraid -
so grab a cuppa!
This started out as items destined for the bin (recycled!) but I decided to put them to far better use!
after decorating these 'rubbish' items with stamps, paints and inks....(and some other craft stash items)
I turned it into this......
And here is how it was done....
First I prepared the tins and toilet roll by painting them top and bottom and inside with Nougat Fresco paint.
I then cut some card to fit around the items
began decorating the card by stenciling some Antique Linen Distress
paint - For this one I used the Crafters Workshop 'Art is' stencil.
I didn't cover the entire piece of card....you'll see here I dabbed randomly across the stencil
I dried the paint and then began to apply some inks....I blended some Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo.
I then stamped some words - 'Create' and 'inspire' across the card using Weathered Wood DP and Frayed Burlap DP
Then I stamped some images using the set and stamped them with Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood DI
contrast wonderfully with the vivid Potting Soil Archival ink, which is
what I used to stamp next. As you can see these all build up wonderful
layers with the paint acting as a resist but the archival ink covering
the paint....I never tire of doing this!.....
good job too - because I had two more to do! Sorry, no pictures of
those because I thought that would be a bit repetitive - I used the same
technique, same set of stamps and inks but used different stencils to
add some variety - the harlequin and damask stencil was used for the
largest tin and for the smaller one I selected Swirly Q's.
now the pots were completed but I felt they needed something else...so I
added some crochet ribbon in ivory and my favourite coffee coloured
strand of crochet lace.
I could have finished here, but I was having so much fun. At one point I
had intended to attach the tins to mount board and cut around the base
and cover the bottom of the containers with lace to hide any rough
edges. As usual with my projects they usually evolve at some point and
when I was trying to de-clutter my art cupboard before Christmas I found
a wooden tray - I have had it for years and I think it originally had
wooden die cuts in and I had been using it as a save box for little
scraps. I suddenly thought this could be a drawer! I could have the pots
attached to a drawer...
So I got out the balsa wood and got to making a box.
the box was drying I decorated the tray - which for some strange reason
I had stained bright orange many years ago. I painted it with a couple
of coats of Nougat Fresco paint.
I wanted it to be decorated in some way and so got an ornate metal corner and cut two pieces off
and stuck them on to the edge of the tray with Glossy accents glue.
When dry I painted a couple of coats of the Nougat Fresco paint...
then I sanded them lightly to reveal hints of the metal underneath.
A metal drawer pull was attached to the front of the drawer.
Now to decorate the inside of the drawer. I did the same stamp and ink layering that the containers were decorated with.
I began to decorate the outside of the box...I wanted to get the kind
of built up layers of cracked peeling paint that so many vintage items
have...I wanted it to look like another layer just got painted over
cracks. So I began to layer crackle glaze and paints, sanding down when
slightly damp to reveal the paint underneath.
it was dry and I had achieved the effect I wanted I sanded the whole
box lightly and dry brushed Chocolate Pudding Fresco paint around the
Then began the 'putting it together'!
A reel of crochet lace was added - the wooden reel was
already a gorgeous grey wood stained effect, I dry brushed it with some
Snowflake fresco paint and then stamped the words 'Create' and 'inspire'
with Picket Fence Distress paint very lightly. I didn't want it to be
bright white, I wanted a barely there image.
glass vials were used to hold gold micro beads and some gold Frantage. A
few wooden cotton reels were wrapped with embroidery cotton and a
couple of pearl pins tucked into the threads.
A rusty heart, glitter heart and crochet flower from my craft stash were used to decorate the containers.
button collection was hunted through to find lovely beige, brown and
blue toned buttons and were placed into the smallest container.
and here it is - complete with some items from my craft equipment. A place for everything, and everything in it's place
you so much for being here to see my final creation for The Artistic
Stamper. I hope you like it! I have had a wonderful month and have
really enjoyed making these creations for you to see.
Artistic Stamper stamps:
- A stitch in time
Journaling words II
Other items used:
- Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap,Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
- Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Weathered Wood. Picket Fence and Vintage Photo
- Potting Soil
Paperartsy Fresco paints
- Nougat, Chocolate Pudding, Snowflake and Crackle glaze
Crafters Workshop templates
- Art is, Harlequin and Flourish
- Metal Decorative corners, Glass vials