Pimp It Up! with Country View Challenges

It’s time for a new challenge over on the Country View Challenges blog and the theme this month is Pimp It Up, or in other words – reuse or alter something. I took a cheap and cheerful door hanger from Ikea and turned it into an arty accessory for my craft room:

I painted the door hanger with black gesso and put it side to dry. I wanted to try Tim Holtz’s technique of using Oxide inks and Micro Glaze on glossy card, so chose my colours of ink and applied to the glossy cardstock.

The micro glaze really brings out the colours. I applied it with my fingers sparinly and buffed off the excess with a cloth. A little goes a long way.

I added some background interest with some Seth Apter stamps. I use Archival inks in blue and orange. Then I stamped one of Dina Wakely’s beautiful faces with black Archival ink. I added a stamped sentiment with 3d foam.

I trimmed my stamped panel to fit and added some decorative dots round the edge with some Dovecraft Pearl Effects in black.

I love how this turned out and may make some more to send out as happy mail!

Please pop over to the Country View Challenges blog and join in with us for a chance to win £20 to spend in the Country View Crafts shop.

Useful Links

Country View Challenges Blog – a new challenge on the 1st of every month with inspiration throughout the month

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5 Replies to “Pimp It Up! with Country View Challenges”

  1. This is really lovely Teresa, I’ve not seen this technique before but it really makes the colours shine! Have a very happy Easter, Sue xx

  2. Lovely door hanger, Teresa! I´ve never used micro glaze, so it is very interesting to see this technique. The colors are popping against the black, really beautiful!
    Happy Easter to you and your family!
    Evelyn xx

  3. This is lovely Teresa – love the colours you’ve used …and I adore the stamp! Wonderful! Hugs rachel x

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