Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Creative Craft Challenge - Alter It

Morning all.  Have you eaten too many Easter eggs?  The bank holiday is over, so for me it's back to work today.  

Today we have a new challenge over at Creative Craft and for this fortnight the theme is "Alter It".

I had so many problems with this challenge.  I have three unused picture frames so I decided I'd have a go at a bit of paint distressing.  

First I sanded the frame, then I painted it silver grey, which was paint that I had left over from decorating the bedroom this weekend.   Once that had dried I rubbed a candle over parts of the frame that I wanted to distress after the final coat.  I then painted the frame green.  When that coat had dried I lightly rubbed sandpaper over the parts that I coated with the candle and removed the green paint to let the grey show through.

It sounds so easy when I write it down, why did I have so many problems in practise?

You can see by the photo above there is only one finshed frame,  the other two that I've painted are disasters,  I have sanded them to get rid of everything that I'd done so those are still works in progress, hopefully they'll be finished by tomorrow.

The fabric in the frame was a purchase from Birmingham Rag Market  (I do intend to make a cushion from the rest of it, not sure when this will happen though).

We are sponsored for this challenge by

Pop over to Creative Craft Challenge to join in this fortnights challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations (They all put my feeble attempt to shame).

Thanks for stopping by x

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