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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


  1. Brilliant result and love the crackle effect
    Carol x

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

  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!
    Bev (DT) x

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

    B x

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

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

  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

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

  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


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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