I have found a new love … altered shutters!
I know … it’s nothing new, but I finally got around to making one!
I made this one for my son and future daughter-in-law. She loves black and distressed, so that is what we did … (I apologize for the blown out photo … I had to lighten it in order to see the details.)
The shutter was brown when I purchased it. I painted some random colors in places with the hope of seeing the color underneath when I sanded off the black of the shutter … it didn’t work quite as well as I planned (I think I covered it with too much black spray paint), but there are a few spots where you see the color.
I used stencils from Wendy Vecchi and black glossy embossing paste to add a bit of texture and some fun words to the shutter.
I used alcohol ink to alter a brass metal piece that I placed on top. Beacon’s 527 glue held the metal clip and topper in place.
next came a bit of washi tape from Love My Tapes and Tim Holtz.
And, some Piccolo pieces coated with Enamel Embossing Powder were added to the side.
I altered a few old keys in alcohol ink and used a ribbon to dangle them on the side.
A handle attached to the bottom, some additional clips and some photos of my kids finished off the piece. I really wish I had better photos because it is a stunning piece, but I was in such a hurry to give it away, I didn’t look at the photos first! grrr…