30 October 2010

Craft Barn - Altering

Hi everyone and a late post from me for a Craft Barn DT project to alter a paper mache pencil box. Three of us received the pencil box and it's great to see how different we all made them look. I hope you'll pop over to the blog to see the gorgeous designs by Dawn and Poupette and there's another lovely treat from Jane who altered some of the paper mache letters to spell her name using decopatch, they're beautiful.

I used to have a pencil case many years ago that was red leather look with gold embossed lines so I tried to re-create it using the Eco Green Paris Trunk Red Leather Ink with Cut 'n' Dry foam which went onto the paper mache beautifully. I added the lines using a ruler and gold gel pen, stamped the little rose from Paper Artsy Flora and Fauna set in gold ink and re-coloured the fastener with gold alcohol ink. The inside is coated with Viva Inca Gold paste and when it was dry I sprayed with a coat of clear semi-gloss varnish so it has a lovely sheen to it. Thanks for visiting today and see you tomorrow with my BasicGrey Challenges card.


Nannieflash said...

Well I think youve done a brilliant job of your pencil box its stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

whyducks said...

looks very smart and expensive Chris

Julie said...

This is beautifully done Chris, very elegant indeed.