Monday, 19 November 2012
Out of the Hat Challenge - use your stash
Hello - this windy rainy day and how the heck are you all?
So the hatters challenge is to make something out of your stash well at the moment I am having a bit of a sort out cos I want to begin the New Year all nice and tidy. I am a bit of a hoarder and keep stuff, then forget what I have and go out and buy some more - so thats got to stop.
I want to try and make some stuff out of my stash for the Charity Shop to sell. So rummage rummage and I found lots of these Kanban Fan decoupage sheets which I had originally bought to use in Craft Club but never did.
Rummage rummage rummage - 5 Ikea mirrors, those with the lovely wide frame.
Rummage rummage rummage - a tin of chipboard letters which I bought ages ago, cos I have used them only certain letters remain - I did toy with the idea of being a real dickhead and misspelling everything! Like Dreem, Luv, Lafter!
Here is what I came up with...............
I took out (smashed) the mirrors and then painted the frame Buttermilk. Once that was dry I distressed them by sanding the edges.
The fans were assembled using tabbies and the chipboard letters were painted and then inked various colours.
For light reading I do enjoy Jane Austin, Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Proust etc. you know casual easy to follow stories.....anyway I did have a copy (well thumbed I might add) of Pride and Prejudice
so I tore out some pages and mounted them on greyboard.
These were tacked onto the frame to hid the hole where the mirror had been, then I edged each one with peel offs, glued the chipboard letters on and stuck on the fans.
Tomorrow I will spray varnish them and add a small diamante at the base of the fan. I reckon they will look very nice in the Charity Shop.
Cheerio and thank you for reading!