Do you spring clean? I wonder if it’s a thing of the past now we have so many gadgets and potions to help us, although I am sure there will be some who will? I’m not big on cleaning full stop so I am certainly not making an exception when it comes to spring! Today’s project, therefore, could be a little corner anywhere in my house. Take a look:
This is my entry for this week’s challenge over at the Stampotique Designer’s Challenge where Valerie is asking us to make “what is old, new again” – so to repurpose and upcycle. I have used a handy little box that I saved from a purchase I made to cheer me up when I had post-Christmas blues.
I wish I had bought a few more of these as, firstly, they were delicious and secondly the box is perfect for crafting. I also used a scrappy piece of card, that was leftover from other projects, for my stamping.
First off I undid the box and covered what would be the inside with some dotty paper. I thought this would contrast nicely with Mr Stripes. Once the box was reassembled, I gave it a couple of coats of gesso and then a topcoat of acrylic paint. Finally, I applied scraps of gauze that were coloured with Antique Linen distress ink.
Mr Stripes was stamped and coloured with Polychromos. I didn’t want this to turn into an out-of-season Halloween project so used some bright spring colours. I attached a piece of nylon thread to suspend him from and a coordinating feather duster!! I felt the whole thing needed a further lift of colour so added the little spring blossoms.
Spookily, whilst I was making this, the tiniest of spiders, dangling from its thread, made its way down from a nearby light fitting (I told you I don’t believe in cleaning!!!) to take a peek at what I was making.
Don’t forget we have a Spring themed challenge over at Crafty Boots and there is still plenty of time for you to join us.
Wishing you a happy Sunday and thanks for buzzing by.