And here are some other things I will be playing with - yay no google search necessary for this! I am revamping a tool box to use on the desk above. I have included a couple of pictures for you to scroll through if you are interested in the how I achieved what I hope looks like old paint work!! People must think we craft folk are crazy - we want to make some thing new and fabulous but we want it to look shabby, grungy or distressed too ;-D
The canvas and piece of craft risist with the stamping on a bit further up my desk are to be transformed into a clock. This design I dreamt up when I had trouble sleeping the night before last and it involves a lot of distress ink and paper weaving!
If you are still with me try speed reading and scrolling really fast for this quick how I did it! Take one Ikea desk tidy from my son's room as he doesn't use it! Paint all over with chocolatey acrylic paint.
This paint looks like dark chocolate and I haven't been trying to eat it - honest! Getting in all those nooks and crannies is a messy job!
I decided that as this project wasn't easily covered with paper and I couldn't find any I liked for this project - I know, I know.... I have access to a 12 x 12 paper mountain and I just can't find the paper I want! So a paint effect is in order. Cover chocolate layer with caramel layer.
Then out with a foam stamp from a Making Memories set and on with chocolate drops! Some perfect and ready for Cadbury and some ready for the seconds bags sold in the factory shop!
Then on with the distressing. Rub all the edges with a mucky bit of baby wipe used to mop up chocolate paint and then a vigorous sanding down. Look at my messy craft mat!!
All that is left to do is add some embellishments and fill with mmmmm...... shall I go for new tools or shabby well worn and loved tools? .... decisions, decisions.
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