Monday, 14 May 2012
Its a bloke thing: For Calico Crafts
Here is my second "Masculine" themed project for Calico Crafts this month. Focusing on, not just fathers day, but all the men in our lives. Lots of people find male themed things tricky but, with Altered art, I think its much easier than with card making and scrapbooking. I actually prefer it to feminine themes.
this little printers tray was covered with some lusciously rich looking "vintage decor" papers, then I sanded the papers back a lot to help the piece look aged worn and distressed. I actually felt reluctant to fill it as it looked so cool with just the distressed paper.
But filling these thing (printers trays, shadow boxes and configuration type items) is the fun part... I used stamped images, primitive labels, apothecary bottles, metal cogs and gears and a few other random bits... the bottles have 7gypsies 'rubbings' as their labels.
Supplies used from Calico Crafts:
7 gypsies shadow tray HERE
Vintage decor paper HERE
glass bottles HERE
7 gypsies hardware gears and cogs HERE
7 gypsies rubbings HERE
7 gypsies paper (for ticket) HERE
primitive labels HERE
the little stamps were cut out from a large sheet of collage paper HERE
Other supplies used:
Stamps By Crafty Individuals
Other hardware from 7 gypsies
metal embellishments from my personal craft stash.