Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Alter Anything at Try it on Tuesday

As always our Altered week is sponsored by our friends at The Craft Barn who have a stunning range of alterables to tempt every altered artist.
Here is my design team piece.
My team mate Neil has been kind this week and allowed us to alter anything! Here is a mirror from a certain Swedish well know store transformed into a key holder.
A mixture of book page and old music manuscript has been stamped with the Magnolia house stamp this sort of represents our residents - 3 musicians a book lover and a crafter!
Some basic cup hooks and we each have a hook on which to hang our keys!
Here is the whole thing. First it was gessoed, then painted with blue emulsion. All the stamping has been done with archival ink - a little painting with distress inks here and there. The bottom panel was painted with brushed corderoy crackle paint by Ranger - it gives a great texture.
I actually began this at the July Claxby retreat inspired by something similar in Craft Stamper. I had none of the original materials used so improvised and I am really pleased with the results. this is for us for a change too. The colours are perfect for the dining room!
Hope you have time to stop by and see my team mates work too at


  1. Just love this Janet,so clever, luv Georginaxxx

  2. Wow this is gorgeous Janet and so useful too. Clever girl! xx

  3. Such a clever make over of the mirro. I am so looking forward to seeing all of the mirrors at the Meet. Caz

  4. Really like this, the concept is great and very well made, Debs says it just you. Hugs Bee and Dee

  5. Hi, i visited your blog as part of the Art from the Heart mammoth blog hop.
    It was my article in Craft Stamper, & I just wanted to leave you a note to say I like your interpretation! Cute houses!
    Take care
    Jo Firth-Young


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