Skip to main content

A New Life


Hello Donna here to share with you what I have created for this month's theme  Antique!   I have made something new from old and given it a new life on my daughters dressing table.



I started off with a very old antique looking makeup mirror and gave it a face-lift.  I pulled it all apart and painted the whole entire frame work with distress paint to prime the surfaces.


I then embossed them all, some places have a few layers.



I love making things look old so I had to add a touch of Verdigris over the metallic copper



I embossed the base with a mixture of bright white and opaque pastel blue with a sprinkle of Verdigris to carry the colour threw.


For the back I stamped with the vintage wall paper stamp.  Added a blue wash over the entire surface and then embossed several time with clear.  I was trying for the broken glass effect but did not have a lot of luck as I only had super fine clear left in my stash :-(


Then it was time to decorate my frame



Before I added the decoration I did add a couple of layers of crackle paint over the base and  I love the effect it had.  In areas it has peeled away from the base! PERFECT!


I had made lots of embellishments with our  silicone moulds


and popped them throughout the flowers.


Hope you have all enjoyed my share this month.  Look forward to seeing what all you lovely WOW fans create for this months challenge.  Happy Scrappin everyone xox Donna :-)

WOW products used this month.
Clear super fine
Opaque bright white
Opaque Pastel blue
Metallic Copper
Colour blend Verdigris
Vintage wallpaper stamp
WOW silicone moulds
Melt it


Comments

  1. Loving the patina look and the crackle on the base certainly did a good job! I only own 2 WOW embossing powders and one isn't suitable for antique. The other is all but gone on a piece I hope to finish & enter for this challenging challenge.. Tfs :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. This looks wonderful and the embossing with the copper and verdigris is so pretty will have have to have a go with it :) thanks for sharing hugs Nikki

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Handy Stamp Storage Idea

Hello everyone... Happy Tuesday! :D

It's Sarah here with today's blog post created for our Monochromatic theme.




I don't know about you, but I always find I need to use stamps from a mixture of stamp sets and I thought it would be easier if I didn't have to slide each stamp set in and out of the packets all of the time.

I have a bunch of empty CD cases that I had almost thrown out but thankfully I hadn't as they turned out to be the perfect solution! The part that holds the CD easily popped out so I could then position my different stamp sets within them.

I found an old wooden CD box but it had no lid and as all clear acrylic stamps are best stored out of the light, I decided I would make a box lid for it... not just a plain lid though... a Wow Embossed box lid!


Here are brief instructions on how to make it:



STEP ONE

Using pearl silver card, I created a square to the size that I needed (145mm) and added 30mm wide rectangles around the square adding in some t…

Life's A Beach

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you're all well and getting very creative this month!
As this month's challenge is summer and I live on an island it seemed only natural that my inspiration card would feature sea and sand.
To create my beach scene I started off with a piece of pale blue card and a rubbed a Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad across the top several times. I then sprinkled WOW Peppermint Tea Powder and Under The Sea Glitter over the top, tapped off the excess and melted with a heat tool. I created the sand underneath using Gold Pearl Powder.


For the sea I ran a line of PVA glue in the middle of the sky and sand with my finger, sprinkled with Under The Sea Glitter and melted with a heat tool. For the waves I added small areas of PVA straight from the nib of the bottle when added Opaque White Powder.




The birds and sentiment I have used Opaque British Summer Powder which is one of my favourite new powders, great colour and great name!
Finally, I added beach in…

Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hi,
I feel very privileged to be able to do some projects for the fabulous Altenew.
They celebrate 4 years this month, and WOW! Embossing Powders have been with them along the way. And now you can join in the fun and WIN prizes !!!!
We love how our products work so well with theirs… So let me show you what I've created….
We all love a bit of Sparkle, right !!

Let's start off with a video tutorial using the Altenew Blooming Bouquet Stamps and Dies with the Crafty Friends Stamps teamed up with WOW! Sparkles and Clear Gloss.

Hugs & Kisses

With this one I used the Altenew Halftone Hearts Stamp Set with matching word dies.

I stamped on a panel slightly smaller than my card base and embossed with WOW! Pink Robin, Goose and Bird of Paradise. I then die cut two hearts 'layered' in the panel, stuck the middle back in and raised the outer to create an eclipse card. I stamped the 'hugs & kisses' on a piece of card stock and did the Sparkle technique (instructions i…