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!
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