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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)

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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

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