Tuesday, 17 June 2014

wall art with mini blocks

 Hello Crafters...
My journey of converting empty cartons into canvas blocks continues and this time I have tried playing around with diff sizes of small cartons, some wooden animals and fruit net to make a wall art with a difference!
This is the before and after of the makeover!

Over to details....

 All the boxes have been modge podged with torn pieces of paper from an old novel to form the base of the canvas.
I have done shabby chic mixed media for this project, with lots of texturing using stencils, texture paste and die cuts too!
For the front of the box, have stuck a PP from the French stack from DCWV, the pastel colors were just perfect for this! The PP is torn in places to reveal some lace behind it and after adhering the die cuts, have gessoed the whole box and then misted with distress inks picked rasberry, peacock feathers and crushed olive. The floral spray has also been gessoed to mute the colors and the fruit net adds a lovely dimension to the arrangement. The wooden elephant has been generously gessoed and then inked with distress inks and I have drawn the eyes with a marker. I hope you can see the tiny dolphins hanging from the bell charm.


The slender block has the sentiment stamped on canvas cloth and then inked and have also gessoed the edges. some ornate die cuts, flat back pebbles and the cute dolphins completes this block. I love the giraffe peeping out here! The sentiment is from Inkadinkado.

 The lower square block has the same PP from DCWV, torn and distressed. The TH birdcage is the focal point here cut with felt cloth with lovely handmade blooms using CLD dies and TH die all of which has been misted and inked with distress inks and also water washed with gesso to mute it.
The seam binding also has been misted with picked raspberry and then stamped with the script stamp from Bo Bunny.

 A side view of all the blocks on the wall! hope you can see the PP on the sides, the torn and tarred texture and the majestic display of the animals!

A closer look at the different textures ...

A look at the canvas sentiment and lovely gessoed and inked white elephant!

Eagerly waiting for your feedback. This is my first attempt at a shabby chic project and trust me, the display looks absolutely stunning on my textured wall too! Am glad the much neglected animals have found a new home and now they will definitely get noticed!
I hope you are saving your cartons too! You are going to see a series of my conversions in my future projects too!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Am linking this to....

Kraftzone - Diecuts and Pattern paper
Lessology- Animal Kingdom
(have used the five colors from the right side and black)
Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling. Cheers.
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  1. Rupa this is so gorgeous. Loving the transformation of the animals after gesso too.

  2. This looks WONDERFUL...and you have reused so many things...this is very very shabby chic, kudos for pulling it off the first time!!!

  3. What stunning creations Rupa!! My daughter would never let me raid her stash of animals!!

  4. Amazing transformation Rupa !!

  5. Wow ! This is surely a winner project Rupa !! I loved the shabby makeover you have given to the boxes ,lovely colors,textures ,flowers n those animals look so cute with gesso !

  6. These are simply AMAZING...loooove your shabby chic look & seriously impressive if this is your first time at doing it....VERY original. LOVE!!!!!!!! Oh, & thanks for playing along with us, as always, at LESSology:):)

  7. This is simply great Rupa. Love the idea of converting the empty cartons to canvas. And the makeover is simply beautiful! The shabby chic style is perfectly seen

  8. Wow!!!! Completely amazed by your talent. Marvellous recycling!

  9. Wow!! Amazing recycling Rupa..great project..:)

  10. So clever and creative. These turned out awesome!
    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  11. They are amazing, Rupa! You've created them with so many details and colours. Thank you for sharing your project with us at BGC!

  12. You excelled in mixed media with this shabby chic project, Rupa
    Beautiful soft colors and great transformation of boxes!!
    Thank you for joining us at Lulupu logo color challenge.

  13. What a creation n transformations. Lovely colors n so much detailing. Thanks for playing along with Kraftzone challenge#6. Best of luck. :)

  14. Another absolutely stunning project Rupa. Thanks for sharing it with us at Lulupu

  15. How cute are these little boxes now !! Fantastic work Rupa, I am loving your mixed media projects.
    Julie xx

  16. Its a beautiful mixed media wall art Rupa ..You always come up with some of the amazing Recycling Ideas I really loved your innovative idea and execution:)
    Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu challenge #33 and Best of luck :)

  17. Gorgeous mixed media art Rupa! You are so good at this !Love your project!
    Thank you for playing along Lulupu challenge #33! good luck:)

  18. These are just amazing!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!

  19. Now thats a transformation !!!
    What u did with these boxes is just fantastic ! You are so good at altered art ! Love all that stamping on fabric and that misting wonderful !!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at BGC!