Sunday, 7 February 2016

Sunday's Little Blessing - Rose

Hello Friends,

This week I made a rose for you. I hope you like it and can use it on some of your projects, now or in the future.

Blessing hugs,

Friday, 5 February 2016

Altered Peanut Butter Jar

Hello Friends,

Today I have an altered peanut butter jar to show you. Some of you know I co-lead a mid-week children's ministry. Every sixth week we have a "Worship & Waiting" session where we spend a whole hour worshiping God to music. During this time the Lord speaks to the children in different ways. Sometimes they draw pictures, get a bible verse or even a song.

Last year I quickly cut a hole into the lid of clean peanut butter jar so they would have a place to put their notes, which are shared with everyone at the end. As you can see from the next two pictures, the jar was not very pretty and I did not have the proper tools on hand to cut a decent hole.
The first thing I did was paint on a couple layers of Gesso to give the surfaces some tooth. Then I decoupaged a torn up doily for some texture. Next I randomly painted on metallics in pink, gold and white. My final step with the jar was to write some appropriate words on with a black Sharpie.
Now you know I had to do something about that horrible lid. After two layers of Gesso, I painted it gold. Once the paint was dry I took my craft knife and cut the hole wider and straighter. Then I cut out a piece of pretty card-weight paper, but I did not match the hole to the one in the jar lid. You will notice from the above photo that the hole was not centered. So I made the hole in my paper the size I wanted and just let it partially cover the hole in the plastic lid.
Thanks for stopping by to visit. I look forward to reading your comments.

Hugs & smiles,

Altered Eclectics - Altered items or mixed media
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - altered art or mixed media

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Egg Carton Roses

Hello Everybody,

If you are like me and you have trouble tossing things out - things that normal people would reasonably declare as bonafide trash - today's project is going to make you feel perfectly justified for your frugality.

Egg Carton Roses!
Here are mine. I just sprayed them with my Dylusions. I wanted to leave some of the natural carton showing as I just love it.
Okay now, don't knock over your computer chair on the way to your bin. Have fun!

Hugs & smiles,

We Love to Create - anything creative/mixed media
Sisters of Craft - ATG (anything goes)
Altered Eclectics - mixed media/altered/recycled
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - mixed media/altered art