Hey there! Just wanted to share a quick project that I made using a bottle that I purchased from IKEA. IKEA is a great place to find inexpensive items to alter such as bottles, jars, frames, mirrors etc. The bottle I chose to use is the 34 oz. KORKEN bottle with stopper that currently retails for $2.99 in the US.
The bottle is clear glass, but I wanted to give it more of a frosty look. I adhered skeleton leaves using Inkssentials Glue n Seal (Matte) by Ranger. I then coated the entire bottle with this medium and allowed it to dry resulting in a frosty appearance. I spritzed the entire surface with Lindy's Stamp Gang's Teeth Chattering Teal mist. This color is basically a translucent white but adds a beautiful turquoise shimmer to the frosty surface.
Then comes the fun part! I adhered loads of flowers and bling/pearls by Prima. To add dimension to the floral cluster, use foam adhesive to adhere some of the flowers.
I topped the bottle off with a ribbon and charm and voila! Such an easy, yet beautiful project. I have this bottle in my bedroom and it makes a lovely decorative piece.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon!
Hey there! I'm back to share a layout I made using two older collections by Maja Design - Vintage Autumn Basic and Vintage Summer Basics. I keep a stash of these papers on hand because the colors and designs are right up my alley.
The photo is of my daughter taken a few years back. I can't believe how much she has grown since then! It's inevitable, of course, but the older the kids get, the older I feel. :o(
The photo is adorned with white flowers by Prima, handmade flowers using Donna Salazar's Bitty Blossom dies and blue mulberry flowers.
I added texture and a touch of color to the background paper using the Tile Texture stencil by The Crafter's Workshop and a Liquitex medium mixed with ink.
This gorgeous chipboard design is part of the Wrought Iron Design Set by The Dusty Attic. It's one of my favorites and can be purchased HERE along with loads of other designs. I punched and stitched the border of my layout to add more texture and interest.
The tile is made up of chipboard from Mini Words #2 and Word Pack #4 by The Dusty Attic. I embossed the title using embossing powder by Lindy's Stamp Gang. This embossing powder has a gorgeous pearl finish with reflective color properties.
That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by and see ya next time!
Hey there! I'm back again to share a box that I altered. This box is a mache hat box by Darice. They make boxes in all shapes and sizes as well as other designs. I like the quality and sturdiness of their products.
The first step I usually take when altering an item is to brush a very thin, uneven layer of white gesso onto the surface. This provides a nice base that will help colors stand out and a surface that mediums and inks can adhere to.
I tore up tissue paper (any tissue paper used for gifting that does not have a waxy texture to it) into random sizes and shapes and crumpled each piece to give it a wrinkled texture. Then I adhered the pieces to the box using Matte Glue n Seal by Inkssentials (Mod Podge will work as well... matte Mod Podge is best), overlapping the pieces and keeping the wrinkles apparent. I also stuck random-sized pieces of printed tissue tape to add a little interest.
Once the box and lid were covered with tissue, I sprayed several different ink colors to the surface and allowed to dry. After, I dry-brushed an almost non-existent layer of white gesso to the entire surface with a very light hand. The point of this is not to cover the color we just added but to highlight the lovely wrinkles and creases.
I adorned the cover and sides with an array of different flowers by Prima and Green Tara.
Then I accented the flowers with Dusty Attic chipboard that I altered with paint, ink and embossing powder. You can see a list of the chipboard items I used in the product list below and they can be purchased HERE.
Altering boxes is probably my favorite type of project. Aside from being fairly simple to do, I can let my imagination run wild because the possibilities are endless!
Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time!
Hey there! I'm back to share a jar that I altered to keep my millions of dollars worth of savings in LOL. The jar itself is an inexpensive one purchased from IKEA.
I first wrapped the jar with random-sized pieces of Donna Salazar's Girlie Grunge Gauze and adhered them using Beacon's Fast Finish Decoupage. This is a clear liquid that you can easily brush (or squirt) on to the surface to adhere the gauze. I made sure to bunch up some of the gauze to create a distressed texture, and I left a few areas of the surface bare for the next step.
One of my favorite mediums to use is Ceramic Stucco by Liquitex. I use this often because it easily creates a gorgeous texture, as you can see. I dip a dry, fluffy paint brush into the stucco and then pounce onto the areas I wish to cover. You can vary the look by using more or less of the medium.
Once the Ceramic Stucco was dry, I spritzed the entire jar with mixtures of Distress Ink Reinkers and water. Then I dry-brushed a light layer of gesso onto the surface to emphasize the various textures.
Around the edge of the lid, I adhered one of Donna Salazar's Lace Ribbons to soften the look of the jar.
I added a mixture of Prima flowers and hand-made flowers to both sides. The hand-made flowers were cut using Donna's Bitty Blossom dies. I can't live without these dies! I use them to make flowers for all of my projects!
And of course, my project wouldn't be complete without some Dusty Attic chipboard! The chippies you see here are called Foliage #5 and can be purchased HERE.
I hope you like how my jar turned out. Sorry, I couldn't show you my huge stash of cash hidden inside. Heehee ;o)
Hello everyone! Natasha here with a project that I made as a guest for Donna Salazar Designs. It has been quite a while since I've designed for Donna, but I am so excited to share what I have made with her amazing new products!
I started off with a plain paper mache box. I brushed gesso over the entire box to give it more of a distressed look. Then I adhered Girlie Grunge Gauze to random sections using Girlie Grunge Medium.
Once the medium dried, I spritzed some blue and gray ink all over (the messier the better). I dry brushed a thin layer of gesso to add depth to the project.
And of course I needed flowers on my box! When do I NOT use flowers? LOL
I grabbed a sheet of watercolor paper and inked it using the same colors that I sprayed the box with. Then I cut Bitty Blossoms out using Donna's Spellbinders dies. I shaped each die cut into a flower and adhered the flowers to the lid using Crafty Foam Tape and Dodz XL. I love these adhesives because they allow me to raise my flowers to create a floral cluster full of depth.
Here's another shot of the lid. Can you see how the flowers are adhered in layers?
To finish off my box, I added Dusty Attic chipboard borders, labels and words to the side. On each chipboard piece, I rubbed Pigment Powder onto the surface. I love the shimmery, yet subtle, effect of these powders!
If you're interested in purchasing Dusty Attic chipboard, you can find a selection of hundreds of designs HERE.
That's all for today! I hope you like my project. I'll be back soon with another fun creation!