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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Altered Chest


A warm hello to all my kind followers.
It's a been about a month since I did a mixed media piece, seems longer so I decided with the various things I have lying in my craft room just begging to be altered, I thought I would alter this little chest combining it with the challenge at Country-view challenges and That's Crafty.


I bought this little chest from our local B&M store, they always have great things which are   reasonably priced which are fab to alter. I started off by giving this a sand down and then applied some Grunge Paste through my stencil. I love this doily pattern. I also placed little die cut corners onto the drawers. Once dried, I next sealed my whole box and drawers with a couple of coats of Gesso applied with a baby wipe, leaving to thoroughly dry.



I then started to blend 4 shades of PaperArtsy paints onto my chest, sanding back every so often to reveal different layers. Once I was happy with the shade I used a script stamp to apply some more Gesso and an Archival ink to apply some crackles. I then started to rub a little Gesso around the corners in the same way we blend distress inks at the edges. This just made it a little more shabbier looking.


My Butterflies were stamped onto a paper handkerchief with Archival. I then tore around the edges and applied the one ply of tissue with some multi medium to my chest. I then sealed my whole chest with a couple of coats of multi medium added some pearls and Treasure wax.


My daughter had handed me a bag filled with some old Jewellery a few weeks ago. I made my little feet from one of the bracelets painting the beads with Gesso and applying Treasure Gold. Finally applying some hot glue to glue them onto my chest. I also lined my drawers with a little square of felt.


Thanks for stopping by my blog,

Julie x

Products Used: 
PaperArtsy paints - rose, haystack, butternut, vintage lace. 
Gesso.
Archival ink potting soil, treasure gold rose quartz.
Grunge paste.

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7 comments:

  1. Stunning Julie. Loved your doilie stencil and the shabby aged look of this chest.

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  2. Beautiful Julie !!! Very nice of color fun details.
    Dear greetings Doris

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  3. What a fantastic transformation Julie - the stenciling looks amazing, I love your colour choice and those feet are the perfect finishing touch! Anne xx

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  4. Wow this is just stunning.xxx

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  5. How gorgeous - I love the warm chalky colours, and that doily stencilling is magical - what a fabulous transformation, Julie!
    Alison xx

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  6. This is lovely Julie, a massive improvement on the original!. love all the texture through the stencils and your napkin butterflies. The feet and glimmer of treasure gold finish it off perfectly. Mo x

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  7. Oh that looks so much better Julie! Some wonderful stencilling. Jenny x

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Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x

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