Tuesday, 22 September 2015

One for the table!

Hello crafty friends..
I have a crafty share and some good news too! As always I have an altered art project to show you and the good news is that I am a member of Deco Art Blogger Outreach Program! Yeah...I was more than happy to receive a bunch of dream goodies, mostly paints, varnishes, wax and so on for furniture distressing!
Do you know what that means...my fav old furniture’s will be getting a makeover soon...not going to spare them too, lol!
Here is what I created with a few of the new products that Igot from Deco Art. 
An antique wooden caddy...you think so??? Wait till the end for a surprise reveal!
Here is how I went about making it...
Step1- I painted the box with black gesso and went about creating textures with stencils, stamps and home made texture paste. I used some die cuts from my stash too. 
I have adhered a cute angel made with POP and resin mold and have worked texture around it too. The focal point on both sides is the heart shaped frame which too has a textured border. The rope running all along the base of the box is made with air dry clay.
Step2- Once the texture was ready, I painted the whole box with black acrylic paint and then started working some brushed pewter DS on it, followed by a wash of burnt umber fluid acrylics. 
To further antique the look, I gave the entire box a wash of antiquing cream in patina green and then rubbed with a baby wipe. Lastly I rubbed in old gold, Inka Gold too. My antique caddy was looking a museum piece now! As if that was not enough, I rubbed in rusty hinge DI in places to give a worn rusty look!
Step3- I cut out this lovely angel from a decoupage tissue and adhered it to linen white CS, and cut it to size to fit the heart frame. I aged her too with some distress inking and Inka gold.I have applied Liquid glass clear on heart and on the other I used Triple Thick diamond glaze! The little angle is secure now!
Step4- I decided to give a pop of color to the antique caddy by embellishing it in fall colors. I punched holes on both sides, used gold eyelets and strung a copper wire for handle. 
All the glass beads and baubles are from my stash and I have used some patina green, orange, copper and black colors which brightens the caddy! A little metal charm that says it all hangs from the handle!
Step5- On one side of the heart I have orange twisted rose buds and a rusty metal wing that hangs above the angel.
On the other side some pretty white flowers and have colored the flowers on the angel’s hair!
Finally, a coat of Ultra matte varnish and my caddy was ready. Here is how it looks on my table with a little natural freshness picked from the garden! 
I have kept a few of the supplies that I reach out too quite often, so that I get to see this beauty.
Did I tell you that I altered a wooden caddy??? How could I if I dint have one...
No sweats..but I have THIS!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I love to hear from you.
Deco arts Products used
Burnt Umber Fluid acrylics
Antiquing Cream patina green
Liquid Glass Clear
Triple thick Diamond glaze
Ultra matte Varnish
I would like to have this caddy enter the following challenges...
Frilly and Funkie- Stamps be gone
TIOT- add some metal
Brown Sugar Challenge- Anything But A card
Crafting musketeers- Autumnal colors
Stamps and Stencils- Up, Up, away in autumnal colors
OLLCB- feminine
Loves to Create Ch Blog- Ag mixed media

Until my next creative journey,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.


  1. WOW So beautiful ....so much to look at and drool over!!
    Dr Sonia

  2. Amazing caddy ..loved the Textures ! Congrats :)

  3. Awesome ! really drool worthy and an out of the box creation :)

  4. WOW So beautiful ....so much to look at and drool over!!
    Dr Sonia

  5. Beautiful project Rupa !! amazing !! Poora box hi alter kar diya !!

  6. Awesome...Congrats dear...Textures are the focus here!!! Love it!

  7. Wonderful project! Thank you for joining TIOT's!

  8. This is amazing! I love mixed media and all the work that is in this. Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck. Hugs, Robin

  9. Amazing Rupa. Love the textures. N the little colorful handle n the angel. .... on n on. Every bit is amazing

  10. Amazing Rupa. Love the textures. N the little colorful handle n the angel. .... on n on. Every bit is amazing

  11. Amazing Rupa. Love the textures. N the little colorful handle n the angel. .... on n on. Every bit is amazing

  12. Great project Rupa ! Fabulous transformation ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

  13. Congratulations on your good news. this is a gorgeous project and amazing altering. Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this time.
    Yvonne xx

  14. Fantastic transformation! I would never ever have guessed that the starting point was a regular cardboard box!! Love the colours and all the yummmmmy texture. Well done!!!

  15. This is really gorgeous! :-) you altered the same box they sent to you, brilliant. Congratulations, Rupa!

  16. Wonderful project! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!
    Good luck,

  17. Gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting Musketeers challenge 29, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  18. Lovely project thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations hugs Sue DT xx

  19. Wow! Fantastic altering Rupa ! Your caddy looks a million dollars. Congratulations on being a deco art outreach blogger. I know you will be doing them proud with your crafting skills! Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils. Toni xx

  20. Fabulous alteration Rupa, colours and textures look gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril x

  21. Lovely project. Thank you for joining in our 'Ribbons and Bows' challenge at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli xx

  22. What a brilliant way to use the box your DecoArt goodies came in - showing off the amazing products and what they can do! Fabulous gilded texture... can't wait to see what else you do (as well as the beautiful chalky tea canisters of course) as an Outreach Blogger!
    Alison xx

  23. Huge congratulations! Loving what a fabulous transformation you've given your box! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  24. Hi Rupa!
    I always love stopping by your blog! I would never have believed you started out with a cardboard box until I saw it with my own eyes. Your project is FABULOUS! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  25. Such a gorgeous little fall theme box, and perfect for crafty storage - can never have too much of that! :)
    Thanks for playing along at Frilly and Funkie xx

  26. Congratulations on joining the DecoArt art family Rupa! Your alteration is amazing and I'm sure DecoArt would love to see what you've done with the products and box! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x

  27. Wow! That is amazing!! You totally created a metal look to it and I would never have guessed what it started out as. Thanks for playing with LTSCB. (sorry I'm so late in commenting)

  28. What a transformation! I wouldn't ever imagine that it began as a humble cardboard box. Kudos to you and your imagination as always! - Rupa K.-