Before I started "dressing" it...it looked rather drab and sad.
I am going to give you pointers on how to alter your item. First you have to clean it very well. Then use your item to trace the sections onto patterned paper. I used the gorgeous Pink Paislee butterfly garden that has been sitting in my stash for ages. Then apply some acrylic gel medium to a section at a time. Acrylic gel medium is basically the same as Mod Podge, but it has self levelling properties and you get a smoother finish. I worked in section or else parts of your item will dry out before you can apply you paper. Once the gel medium is applied, apply your cut out traced pattern paper to it and smooth it down well with your hands to get any bubbles out.
Once you have your entire article covered in pattern paper and it has dried apply a thin layer of gel medium over your paper to seal it....when this is properly dry the fun begins. It is time to bring out those large and bold embellishments that have been sitting in your stash and is too big for layouts.
I first glued the lace right around the top edges of the caddy and then let it dry again. The fun part is to choose the embellishments you want to add. I chose some large fabric Prima flowers for the center front and back of the caddy and then added leaves and birds (K & Co) to the one side and a pearl swirl to the other side.
I added the large bling butterflies to the sides. This lovely tag with the quote and ribbons was on a kit that was given out on a retreat. It was so pretty that I wanted to keep it and now it has find it's perfect place.
My challenge to you is:
- to alter an article. It can be elaborate or it can be as simple as a pencil holder.
- become a follower of my blog
- leave a comment with a link to where I can see your article.
Challenge ends May 31st at midnight, Central Standard Time.A winner will be randomly drawn and the prize will be the following kit:
It is a Jillibean Watermelon Gazpacho Soup kit.
I can't wait to see what you create. Enjoy!