I can't believe I didn't do it.....I didn't take a photo of the white wooden fence before I start working on it. It was a Christmas gift I received of bath products in a white wooden fence. As you know I LOVE to alter things. This is the end result!
It was painted with Craftsmart Golden Brown and Khaki acrylic paint along with Folkart Honeycomb acrylic paint. After I let it dry, it was stamped with various phrases all around the fence.
Using Martha Stewart fringe scissors, I cut the green paper for grass and placed it all around the fence. Burlap was folded and wrapped around the grass. If you noticed I stamped the fence and grass with various stamps with words.
Using my scraps I added Recollection flowers, vine and Making Memories leaves. The transparency window was purchased at a scrapbooking convention years ago.
Scenic Route chipboard house was a RAK or prize that came in handy. I painted it with a mixture of Adirondack Gold and Eggplant acrylic paint. Cork was used for my door and steps.
Hope you have enjoyed my Altered wooden fence. Now you look around your scrap room or house and see what you can give a different look. Thanks for stopping by.......Princess!
BIG THANK YOU to Crafty Secrets for these "oh so cute" brown baby stickers coming your way for SOC Retreat 2014! How awesome is that. Not only do they make these great stickers but they have AWESOME vintage stamps and ephemera too!
Hello Scraps of Color friends! Kimberly here, with my very first SOC Creative Team Post. If you've seen any of my pictures on the forum, you know I love to reuse and recycle in my crafting, so I thought it would be fun to show how you I used something that you might throw away or salvaged from a yard sale as a fun embellishment added to this altered canvas. I keep seeing these beautifully painted canvases and wanted to give it a go myself! First, I painted the 9 x 12 inch canvas gold and added some texture by pressing a piece of bubble wrap into the wet paint and gently removing it. I did the same with a dark brown paint and a piece of shelf/drawer liner.
Once the paint dried, I layered on some scrapbook paper with mod podge and spritzed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Irridescent Spray in Georgia Peach. Next, I painted "life is art" in a dark brown to make it pop!
Then, I added the accents, including my repurposed find: a cool canvas tag (attached to some clothes I bought) to make the phrase "Just Living a good life".
I added a button tied with twine...
and more embellishments, like this "create" sticker....
and this wood Ampersand.
Do you reuse or repurpose items in your crafting? Please share!!
9 x 12 stretched canvas
Gold acrylic paint mixed with Liquitex Matte Medium
Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend, and you had warmer weather! It was great here locally, and it made me long for days where I can finally shed my heavy winter coat, turn up my car radio, and open the sunroof! So much so, that its the inspiration behind this week's challenge! This week the theme is:
Dreaming of Spring
Spring is around the corner, so chase those winter blues away with pastel colors, patterns and/or those Spring stamps and punches for a special card, LO, mixed media or altered project this week!
So on to some of the projects from last week's "Anything Goes" challenge! Several of the participants shared wonderful scrapbook pages! Here's a peek:
Shalana created this great page! Loving the colors and design! Check out her blog to see more cool details on this layout!
Treva created this page for the Black History Bingo challenge over on SOC. She shares more about her inspiration behind this scrapbook page on her blog HERE.
Finally, Candace, a newbie to the Blogger Challenges, posted this cute page over in the SOC gallery! I love pocketed page layouts, especially with adorable little ones like in her page above!
As the theme states, this challenge was "Anything Goes," so I love this wonderful berry box project from Deirdre! Very cute as decor or a gift for someone special!
Thanks to all of you who participated in last week's challenge! I really love everyone's twist to the themes each week, and this one was no exception! If you haven't had the chance to participate this year, come out and join us for the Dreaming of Spring challenge! Simply post a direct link to your project in the comments below, in SOC's Blogger Challenge forum, or in the SOC gallery. Be sure to link back to this post and mention that it is for the SOC Blogger's Challenge. That's all I have for today! Take care, and Happy Crafting!
Core'dinations in the house for SOC Retreat 2014! How awesome is that. Someone or two or three...you get the picture will be going home with some amazing Core'dinations cardstock and a sanding tool! Woohoo!
This paper has a cool core. When you sand or tear it will reveal the core color. Fun projects, galore!
Hello Crafty Dahlins!
Emonie here with my very first blog post, Layering 101. I love lots of layers and embellishments ....do you? Well if you do this post is definitely for you. I know many of us have tons of paper and embellishments that we would love to adorn our layouts with but can't quite seem to get it to work. The SOC blog is here to help!! I have a few recipes that will make it easier to add layers and dimension to your layouts.
When choosing your patterned papers it is easier to start with a collection as the color coordination is done for you. Here I have chosen the Maggie Holmes Collection. I used 4 coordinating pieces of patterned paper to make my layers.
Recipe for choosing papers :
1. A base cardstock with multiple colors. You will use those colors in your layers and embellishments
2. Words/Script Patterned paper
3. Geometric Pattern paper
4. Floral Patterned paper
I chose the bokeh print as my base cardstock. I just love bokeh! Now... lets resize your canvas. A 12 x 12 can be very overwhelming at the beginning so make your canvas smaller. You can use the conventional sizes 8x8, 6x6 or a custom size.
When layering be mindful of your adhesive. I use Tombow Mono Temporary Adhesive. This adhesive has barely any stickiness but it lets you place your layers down to get an idea of placement. When you feel comfortable with your layers use your phone/camera and snap a quick picture so you can adhere permanently. My primary adhesive is This to That from American crafts. This adhesive has great stickiness but you can still remove and replace.
Warning: I design my layouts with out a photo ....said no scrapper ever. Yup! I am a backwards scrapper. When my layering is complete ....then I add photos. If this seem absolutely crazy to you
( which I am sure it does) make a template the size of your photo for placement.
Recipe: Try and work in three's. Notice the color coordinated arrows the paper patterns are repeated 2-3 times and form a triangle. This gives uniformity to your layering and cohesiveness. I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to all my edges and began to adhere.
Now my layers are complete! Time to add my photo, title, journaling and embellishments!
Did you notice my word embellishments moved to the 81/2 x 11 Layout? Removable adhesive is worthy!
A close up of my journaling certainly I have to explain this crazy photo!
I hope after this post you feel more comfortable with layering and give it try. We would love to see what you come up with , tag your post layering 101 in the gallery.