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…
Welcome to a new month and a new challenge with Scrap It Girl … Stencils and Masks. I love stencils and I wanted to try them with a variety of mediums, including paint, paste and ink.
I started by coloring a piece of white cardstock in a variety of Distress Ink colors.
Then I used a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and Distress Paint to add a bit of chicken wire.
(the blue came off of the stencil. I thought it was just stained, but it came off. I left it there as a little character.)
Next, I used another Crafter’s Workshop Stencil, along with Dreamweaver’s Glossy Black Embossing Paste to add a few weeds.
Then, I punched out a circle and used Distress Ink and a Wendy Vecchi stencil to add the word “Happy”.
I covered chipboard letters with Distress Paint. I used Removable Glue Dots to keep the letters in place while I painted.
Then I adhered the front to a card base, put on the letters and added a few bees from Little B.
It’s bold and it is very different from my usual creations. I am still not sure if I like it or not … what do you think?
Now it’s your turn … create a project with masks or stencils and post it to Scrap It Girl. You could win an amazing collection of prizes! Good luck!
Today is my birthday.
I was also due for a post for Linnie Blooms today.
So, I decided to make something only for me — trying a few techniques to see if they would work along the way.
Here’s what I created …
Head over to Linnie Blooms to find out how I made this wonderful bookmark.