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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Mid month Tutorial *

Hi everyone -  it is my turn to give you a mid month tutorial over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. 

I had a few wooden bangles hanging about in the deepest depths of what I call my craft room, one of which was wide and the others were varying styles.
I decided to put five of them together to make a pot for my dressing room table - I didn't want anything fancy and frilly, just simple and unique.

As you can see for yourselves I used glossy accents to adhere them together and you will also see they do not lay flat on top of each other lol.  I cut out a piece of mountboard for the bottom and sandwiched it between the bottom 2 bangles.  
To make the whole structure of the pot more stable I collaged the inside using dictionary pages and for the outside I used an old paper napkin.  (sorry forgot to take a pic of the rough outside)

Once all was dry I painted the outside using white chalk paint, used a crackle medium let it dry and then finished it off with a buff beige colour acrylic.  I left it over night to crackle and I have to say am really pleased with the overall finish.  I sanded the bottom and top edges to give it the vintage look and used an old earring for the front.


Voila all done - finito!

I do hope you like my project and I do hope to see you all joining in with our current challenge HERE

Hugz always 

Elaine aka Ellapu xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

allsorts - vintage 23m
a beautiful mess anything goes 25m
creative artiste challenge - may anything goes 1j


10 comments:

  1. Brilliant result and love the crackle effect
    Carol x

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  2. Brilliant tutorial Elaine..what a way to use up napkins rings..love the finished piece,very clever...I'm so pleased you are part of my team girlie...xxxx

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  3. Hi Elaine - what a great project! Just love the crackle effect. Such a great way to recycle your bangles.
    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Hugs,
    Bev (DT) x

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  4. A super Vintage creation and super recycling, many thanks for sharing with us and joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  5. What a great idea, looks great, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

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  6. Fabulous altering!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  7. Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Amazing project! Thank you for joining in our vintage challenge at Allsorts this week.

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  9. WOW, what an inventive imagination you have, this is stunning, thank your for sharing with us at Creative Artiste the Mixed Media Blog, best of luck, hugs Avril Watson DT

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Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx

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