Jun 16, 2010

Altered Element Upcycle

This months upcycle challenge was a silver metal frame. I covered it with alcohol inks to start with, using wild plum and eggplant. I was also sent a set of butterfly stamps, which I used on shrink plastic - I stamped it on with Versafine ink and then added a couple of layers of clear embossing powder (Versafine doesn't dry on sp, so you need some kind of protective coating, but I like it cos it's so good for detailed images) While they were cooling I bent them slightly to look like they were in flight. These were then stuck on to the frame.

I curled some black craft wire to make antennae and stuck these on the back of the butterflies, which were then added to the frame. The picture is a watercoloured background with a butterfly stamped and silver embossed; then I stamped a butterfly on a piece of card and watercoloured it. I added antennae as before and then positioned it over the the embossed image for a 3d effect. I think it needs something else, but I'm not sure what yet, watch this space!!
All items available from The Altered Element, where there is a World Cup promotion at the moment - You get 10% off your shopping total for the duration of each of England's scheduled matches

12 comments:

  1. This is s cute! I love your ideas :)

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  2. oh wow - this is so cute Pen - bit different from your usual style but i love it!

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  3. Just love the colours on the frame, stunning!

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  4. Gorgeous colour, Pen and I love the butterflies

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  5. Fabulous! Love the colour, & the butterflies are beautiful! x

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  6. Gorgeous improved version of the frame. Great colour choice.

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  7. Very pretty. The butterflies go so well with the flower frame.

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  8. The shrink butterfly has turned out beautiful. Great project. Lynne

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  9. awwwww - lovely Penny - so cute and great to see the shrink plastic butterflies, they really add to this.

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