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Monday, 8 June 2009

Stash revival - don't you just love it...

when you find something in your stash that you forgot about and give it an airing and have loads of fun getting messy.... oooooh what a fab feeling. I so often get caught up with using new (must have) stuff that I forget what I have tucked away from former purchases.
I came across some textured paint that I bought about 5 years ago for 50p...yes 50p... in an art shop sale. It got hidden away in a draw never to see daylight Well 'till now that is and am I glad I found's fab. I love texture... it's so much nicer when something is touchy feely as well as being pretty to look at. So I did myself a favour and created a plaque for my room to remind me of what I love to do.
I used the texture paint before I added my own colours over the top. The original was white with sparkly bits in it (bling it on...sigh) I painted a canvas first of all giving it a second coat of brown acrylic paint. These Maya Road chipboard letters were coated with the texture paint before using Tim Holtz distress inks to add colour.
The chipboard crown from Riff Raff designs just has two layers of the white textured paint and some bling added cos I love princessy things (the little girl in me is still here). For the background paper I used BasicGrey cupcake attached to a scalloped chipboard base which I cut in half for the top and bottom of my plaque. I added glitter and flock to portions of the design for more touchy feeliness :)

This lovely bit of bling is from some stick on pieces that DG bought for me at Christmas in his little parcel of loveliness. He knows his Nanna so well ...bless :) Believe it or not they were meant for decorating your hands!! I'm not quite THAT with it...rofl but they did come in useful.
One of my other loves is making things 3d and sticky pads are never far from me in my stash bag (the crown got the treatment) I added a little more colour to the canvas with distress ink rubbed in which brought out the sparkle from the textured paint and 'Bob's yer Uncle' and 'Voila' etc.. etc ..etc. I now have no excuse for not knowing what to do when I'm in the crafting mood.... I can see my reminder every day....

Create ... A R T :)
See you soon and thanks for visiting
Chris xx


Anonymous said...

Oh wow Chris this is fab. I just love finding stash that I bought and forgot about. You certainly had fun with you find.

Caroline x

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow this is really unique. Fantastic work. Love them.

pinky said...

Wow that was money well spent especially as its has had a double effect finding it some many years later.

vintage wil said...

Fabulous artwork!!

June said...

Oh chris this is amazing. I am with you on the touchy feely bit ... I love it, and love the altering bit with the distress ink and all that texture ... get down and get dirty or blingy in your case lol but fab work and amazing result here !! I am glad you found your old stash :)
Thanks for your lovely reactions on my own blog they made my day

Hugs June xxx

Shashi Nayagam said...

Chris this is awesome!! I am so glad that you rediscovered your hidden stash.

Kristen H said...

This is beautiful! I am getting a new craft room and can't wait to create some beautiful art for it. This is a great find in you stash and excellent use for it. You are so talented, lady!!!

Beate Knappe said...

wow wow you are so unique - Fabulous artwork!!

Karen said...

I just love this!!!! X