16 Jun 2013

Inspiration from France Papillon

Well France was back on the paper artsy blog this week, she did 3  great projects and a video on day two you can see them here.

My project that was inspired by France is a bit of day one and a bit of day 3..I didn't have a mini chest of drawers or any little bottles for the canvas, so I had a rummage and found a wooden calender thingy that I bought at an artsy crafts many moons ago!

I started of by scraping tinned peas and sage all over the piece with an old credit card. I than scraped crackle glaze thinly all over and left it to dry.

Next painted a thick coat of snowflake for nice big cracks..

 I made a lid for the numbers out of greyboard and put little piano hinges on it so the top could open..It is painted he same as the main piece. I then stuck it across the opening and added some lace along the front.

I stamped  the script form backgrounds 2 randomly all over in coffee archival..I watered down some snowflake and tinned peas and roughly rubbed it over the wooden blocks.

I cut a piece of wire and dabbed it with chocolate pudding and french roast, I then stuck in on the back. I twisted some strips of wire and placed those over top and then placed a die cut book plate over the top of that.. It has a quote inside which reads *enjoy today,live for tomorrow and dream for the future*. I added a hitch fastener to the top so the lid can be opened to change the days and months.
Finally I Edged the whole piece with coffee archival and as France would say Ta Dah..

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  1. Lovely piece! Really effective. Julie Ann xxx

  2. This is great Lin! I have had one of these waiting to be decorated for a shamefully long time!!

    Lucy x

  3. Brilliant and glad you went with the handle for the lid!!!

    Sam xxx

  4. that's beautiful Lin, great interpretation of France's project too.

  5. What a beautiful shabby chic make, Lin!
    I LOVE it! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog too :)

    die amelie x

  6. Oh Lin what a bonza idea, I love it, it looks so cool too. Michelle x

  7. Brilliant take on France's project Lin. Love how you shabbied it all up and added your own ideas to it too. Clever girl!

    Lesley Xx


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