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Altered Household Item Swap :

 

Altered Household Item Swap :

Good morning,

I took part in another swap organised by Aideen.  ‘An altered household item’ was the theme.
My swap partner was Kirsty, we messaged back and forth for a bit and got to know a bit about each others likes – she sounds really lovely and I hope our paths cross somewhere soon!
I thought i’d be so organised and I would video this project as I went along ( I blame all those home renovation shows i’m addicted to – I was going to be the Joanna Gaines of my own art room!) well, it started off OK……. then I just got into what I was doing and forgot to film it!
Here is the bit I did film : FEEL FREE TO SKIP OVER THIS IF YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR ME WAFFLE A LOT!!
(You should know that I am not even slightly technically minded. I got a fab little Flip camera for Christmas about four years ago and I have yet to even think about learning how to edit videos – I should because its a great little gadget.)
Right, so after I took it to pieces I painted the whole thing with metallic copper acrylic paint. (This is what gives it the shimmer Kirsty!)
Because I was painting onto metal you could really see the brush strokes, so to hide these a bit I covered it with a layer of Distress Collage Medium with a ‘crazing’ finish. Then I thought it was a bit too coppery so I add some Titanium Buff acrylic here and there just rubbed in with my finger.
I covered the outside with a strip of paper from the Prima Vintage Emporium collection and buffed some of the paints over it so it blended in.
Altered Household Item Swap :
Then glued the face of the clock to the back cover and added the hands which left a lovely big frame to fill.
Altered Household Item Swap :
Here it is! Filled with flowers, ephemera, leaves, butterflies and some fibres.  Sitting half way, I used a 3×4″ notecard from the same collection. I tore it up a bit, inked the edges and glued it in place. This provided a ‘wall’ to lean all the flowers against.
The hanging charm ( I think it was from 7 Gypsies) was hung from a ribbon and secured with hot glue. I added the ‘Memories’ from the print on the papers.
Altered Household Item Swap :
The hot glue on top was disguised with more flowers, leaves and fibres. ( Didn’t take a photo of the top…)
 I love swaps, it was fun to make and most importantly, Kirsty liked it – Happy days!
What’s the next swap theme Aideen????
Have a lovely weekend,
Felicia xx

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