A warm welcome to all of you. Today I have something bright and vintage with a twist! Does it make sense…it will soon!
My experiments with “Trash” continues and looks like “re cycling” bug will NOT leave me! Every time I hear that word in any challenge, heart sings and my fingers dance!
So this is want went under the scanner this time…an empty room freshener refill carton and a liquor carton!
And when they got together, this is what happened…
The restless souls will have to wait till the end to see the “twist”.
I went about sticking the refill carton to the flattened out liquor carton and gave a generous coating of gesso. I am re discovering my love for acrylics and always looking out to try new techniques.
My love for nature naturally favored the greens, yellows and browns and using these paints, I created a blended background. I also edged the ends with Distress inks peeled paint and walnut stain. I love to bring about that vintage feel to any project, maybe it’s my age..LOL!!!
Stamping on tissue is a new chapter for me and sounded interesting. I decided to go for it and stamped some birds, nest and music notes using Prima stamps, “Nature walk” on tissue. I used archival inks in green and brown and tore them to be adhered on to the colored bg.
I used matt gel medium and just loved the way the tissue held on to the bg colors leaving an impression of bold stamping! I felt accomplished having tried something new, though on a small scale…still needs improvement.
I took the tissue stamping all around on the sides too.
For the main panel, I did dry embossing on brown card stock using the wood grain embossing folder and inked it with vintage photo and walnut stain.
The sentiment is from the net and I hand wrote it. It give s such a warm feeling to the project and once you see the twist in the end, you will understand that makes a lot of sense “literally” too!
A prima bulb junkyard finding adds more warmth on the main panel.
A single flower using TH tattered florals…totally vintage with script stamping, jute center and natural twine bow! Love it..
To the base, I adhered coconut coir to give the feel of a 3D nest and added some “pearly” eggs! Beneath the nest there is some green foliage too.
To the back of the panel, I have attached a piece of burlap( torn and treated from a old gunny sack)! Yes, you heard me right, gunny sack…
Two eyelets on the top and paper rope stained with mustard seed and scattered straw ensures that nest can be hung from anywhere!
So, finally what do you think this will house??? Are you ready for the twist…here it is…
Now, read the sentiment once more..isn't it just apt??? LOL…
Thank you people for stopping by and do let me know what you think.
Happy to have salvaged quite a lot of ‘trash” here, my soul is happy with this song and dance!
I would like to link this nest to..
Try it on Tuesday _ Re Cycling
Craft Stamper Magazine – Stamping on tissue
Sugar Creek Hollow – Word play
That Craft Place Challenge – Sentiment
Crafts 4 Eternity _ Favorite color combo
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.