So, if you want more inspiration, pop over there and have a look at some of the other fantastic projects that the team have created! And the best thing about this challenge blog is that you don't have to rush out and get something finished quickly - there's a whole month before the next challenge is set, and next time I hope to remember on time that Australia are actually 12 hours ahead of us so I need to blog a day earlier!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, 15 August 2009
A brand new challenge!!!
Yay!!! It's the 15th of August and a brand new challenge blog has arrived - Creatalicious Challenges. Bec and Cheryl have set out their first challenge which is to make something for a man (in honour of Father's Day in Australia next month) which incorporates the colour brown and use some metal on your project! As we had Father's Day in June here in the UK, I decided to make something that I've wanted for a long time - a message board!
I started with a box canvas and inked up the edges. Then I took a photo of all my boys and sepia'd it before printing it onto Lazertran (printable decal paper). I painted turpentine over the canvans and laid the soaked decal over it and sprayed it with a gloss sealant. From experience I know that the sealant reacts with the turpentine and crackles, although on this occasion, not as much as I would have liked. Then I added the text and a rub-on quote and stapled chicken wire all over the canvas. I managed to dig out a bag of tiny pegs from my stash to use to clip messages to the wire. Then to continue the theme I made the tag and foiled parts of the letters to give it a distressed feel!