Hi Folks, I'd like to tell you about a fabulous new Challenge Blog launching today. It is called Vintage Artisans
It also has a Facebook page which is already live which you can find here
This week, the challenge is Vintage shabby chic, and I have two projects to show you. My first project is an altered papier mache mannequin which I have covered in a napkin. I applied this with a coat of matte medium, and then painted more matte medium over the top and left it to dry. I then coated the entire thing with melted beeswax, and gave it a good buff with a duster, to make it shine. The surface is now lovely and smooth to handle.
I made two flowers from crinoline which I sprayed with Distress re-inker mixed with water. I then layered these up and scrunched them while they were wet, drying them with a heat gun to set them. I added some green buttons in the centre. I painted two chipboard butterflies with black gesso, then stuck some black glitter glass onto them.
To complete the mannequin, I coloured the wooden dowel with Distress Inks, and made a brass necklace with some chain and a couple of charms.
Please hop over to the Blog to see what the rest of the DT have made, there are some fabulous creations. It would be great if you could make something and join in the challenge.
I am sorry that I haven't made a Forgotten Friday project this week, I have just been so busy! I am off to my Daughter's today to help her pack ready to move to a new house. I am hoping to fit some crafting in while I am there, so maybe I'll get something made for next week ;) Thanks for stopping by, xx