This is my latest challenge entry; I've recycled an old drawer that I originally thought had been a clock housing, I bought it a while back at a bric-a-brac shop for about £2. I've created a little door for it to make it into a little cupboard.
The first thing I did was to line the inside. I created the background paper by stamping various words (did I tell you I like text stamps?) on a beige coloured sheet of paper using crimson and chocolate coloured ink-pads. I also stamped some little flourishes. I then blended the edges of the paper with the crimson ink and tattered rose. The sides were lined with a co-ordinating paper.
I've wanted to try a distress, cracked paint finish for a while so, after a bit of online research,I painted the outside with a metallic copper acrylic paint, when dried I then applied a coat of pva glue and when thi was tacky but not completely dry I applied a coat of black acrylic paint. As the glue dried the peeled effect revealed itself. I'm more than pleased with it for a first effect!
The door is a strong piece of card which I've covered with two different papers. The front first, then adding the hardware (hinges, handle and bookplate) before adding the back piece. I then added a stamped tag, some wooden cogs and a leather flower embellishment to the inside of the door. I used some large round beads to create the feet.
The heart is a small polystyrene one which I've painted with a mixture of copper, red and black paints before threading a wire through it to hold it in place.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey - Say It With Words; here (www.vintagejourney.com/2014/03/challenge-2-say-it-with-words.html?m=1)
Mixed Media Place - Curiosity here (www.mixedmediaplace.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/what-are-you-feeling-vol4.html?m=1);
SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenges - Your Favourite Technique goes Steampunk (I've decided that the peeled paint technique I used is a new favourite!); here (www.sandee-and-amelie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/your-favourite-technique-goes-steampunk.html?m=1)
Rhedd's Creative Spirit monthly challenge - altered art: here (http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/april-challenge.html)
The Tando Creative Challenge - Recycle: here (www.tando-creative-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/april-challenge.html?m=1)