Too Cool for Spools……..
I enjoy creating……….this includes re-purposing & upcycling different items, distressing & painting furniture, scrapbooking, as well as mixed media.
I purchased a 10.5 x 13.5 pack of canvases & was rather intimidated by the blank white canvas staring back at me when I first started…………..
but……..I pressed on……….searching Pinterest for inspiration & researching various mixed media projects so I wouldn’t put my eye out or glue my fingers together forever by some mishap……..
Inspiration struck when I saw hearts on canvas on Pinterest but knew I wanted a 3-D look.
Keeping that in mind, I proceeded to paint, stain, distress, & stamp my canvas in a variety of espresso, copper, & coffee metallic paints, distress inks, & then layered with various scraps of paper – some distressed, some stamped, some embossed
I had a plethora of old wooden spools hanging out in some vase on a shelf waiting patiently to be used – I tied some ribbon scraps I had onto the spools to add texture
……….. a few dabs of E6000 later & a heart was born………topped some of the spools with vintage buttons just because
then I decided I needed a little metal action so I glued a metal plate & key in a couple of corners along with hanging a metal key on some jute in the middle of the heart
My guy made me a really cool frame (this pic does not do it justice)
This was a really fun project
Thanks so much for taking time to check us out!
Challenge: Try a new technique, use a new product, or find a project to replicate adding your own spin