That time again when loads of us go running around blogland visiting each others blogs. This month over on the Smeared and Smudged Forum, the challenge was to "Alter Something". 3-d is the name of this game. Normal rules still applied in that there has to be some stamping (digi or rubber) somewhere on the project. I have both rubber and digi, so that aspect is covered.
This is my project this month.
It started off life as a "Barbie Chest of Drawers". All pink (and clear) plastic. Loads of Barbie stickers stuck all over by the previous owner and screaming at me for a make-over.
I started off by removing the handles and soaking it all to remove the stickers and sanding down all the pink plastic with some fine wet and dry sandpaper to provide a "key" for the next stage - some primer to cover that Barbie pink. Then came the acrylic paint, a couple of coats of purple.
Next, using a couple of pages from an old book (the book was already damaged beyond reading). These were treated to some colour using distress inks. Torn into strips and mod podged to a few places.
The top needed some thing to adorn it as well. For this I used the paper that was inspired by our GDT for the month - Steph. The challenge there was to create a BP using waxed paper, in my case, a bread wrapper. No waxed paper to be found in the UK it would seem, so improvisation had to be used. Similar to embossed resist method but using wax instead. Ironing some creased waxed paper onto glossy CS and then inking. The wax providing the resist. Onto this I stamped, masked and stamped some more. Using green stazon and one of my skull stamps. All edge punched with MS drippy goo punch and stuck down with more mod podge.
More fun comes on the front. I needed some new handles having discarded the pink ones. For these, I threaded some wire through some skulls in my stash and painted with glow in the dark modpodge (great stuff, love it). When dry threaded the wire through the preformed holes in the drawers securing on the inside. The digi is from Smeared Ink in honour of the skull appreciation day hop. These were coloured with promarkers and fussy cut out before adhering with more glow in the dark modpodge.
All five sections were then given a final coat to varnish and protect. The runners for the drawers were rubbed over with a bit of candle wax to ensure free movement then all sections put back together.
I have still to work out a method of attaching the feet I wanted to put on. A small drill bit will be required I think but haven't managed to lay my hands on one yet.
I left the drawers clear so that I can see at a glance what little bits are in each drawer and will now be used to store some of the small items I tend to hoard.
Now you've sat through that, please carry on and visit Ike who is next on the list.
Here's the full list, and if you've just happened upon this hop, please start at Terra's blog and take a wander round blogland with us. There's sure to be some awesome creations to be discovered.
Helen - that's me
I'd like to enter this into one or two challenges
Stamp Insanity - Going Goth
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Alter it
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes