Wednesday, May 6, 2015
It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time Pamellis is our hostess and is calling it Snap, Crackle, Crackle and she described the theme this way:
Let's see some cracks on your creations! You can use crackle paint, crackle paste, crackle glaze, crackle accents, an old cracked image, a piece of cracked UTEE, a cracked pattern from a stencil or stamp, you can even doodle on your crackle design! Anything goes, as long as is cracks me up!!
I decided to alter a clipboard this time but wanted a small one so I started shopping on my way to get my hair cut. I thought I could find one at the dollar store - not. Then I thought I would find one at the office supply store - not. I got to the hairdresser's and was moaning about how all I could find were letter-sized clipboards and she said she had one they weren't using anymore and gave it to me. So this ended up being a recycling project.
I started by giving it a coat of Gesso. Then I painted it with some Americana Buttermilk Acrylic Paint by DecoArt. When that was dry I gave it a coat of Folk Art Crackle Medium and then followed that with a coat of Folk Art Butter Pecan Acrylic Paint.
Once the paint had cracked and dried I mixed some texture paste with Tea Rose Reinker and put it through the Wendy Vecchi 3 Flourishes stencil. I am not sure why but the colour changed and looks more beige but it works with the crackle.
Then I took some Mountain Rose Alcohol Ink and blended it with some Copper Mixative to change the colour of the clip.
I took a scrap of paper leftover from the Graphic 45 mini album I made and punched both sides with a Martha Stewart punch, inked it with some Tea Dye Distress Ink and then wrapped some black organza ribbon around it.
Next came the flowers. The leaves were a die cut inked with Frayed Burlap DI. Next I stamped the flower from the Wendy Vecchi Build a Blossom Stamp It Stencil It set on Specialty Stamping Paper and on Clearly for Art and then cut both out. I coloured the paper one with Tea Rose Archival Ink and the other one with a mixture of Mountain Rose and Copper Mixative Alcohol Inks. I used the alcohol ink mixture to change the colour of a gumdrop for the centre.
The two little paper flower were punched from a Prima paper pad called Printery and I added some brads from Making Memories for centres. The other small flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and were inked with Tea Dye and Frayed Burlap DI. The large rose was sprayed with Buccaneer Bronze Moonshine Mist from Lindy's Stamp Gang and then rubbed with Rose Quartz wax paste from Treasure Gold on the edges.
The little butterfly was made from crafter's clay and a silicone mold, inked with Tea Dye DI and then painted with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. I inked it again after it was dry with some Frayed Burlap DI.
The frame is a resin piece that I painted with acrylic paint and then rubbed with the Rose Quartz wax paste. The crown is a charm and I just added a brad to fill the hole at the top.
Finally, I added a pearl flourish, some individual pearls, a square dollar store brad and a couple of buttons. And there you have it - an altered clipboard. It won't hold paper anymore but I think it would make a nice decor item.
I am going to enter this in the following challenges:
All Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes (No Cards)
That Craft Place - No Cards
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes (Must be Altered or Mixed Media)
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes (Option Feminine)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes (Altered Art or Mixed Media Only)
The following items used in the creation of this project came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: