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Monday, February 3, 2014

Altered Shell House

Well, another restless night for me,so I decided to get up and update my blog with my latest creation that I finished sunday evening.
My friend had given me a wooden thimble holder that she found in a charity shop last year, I think she said it cost £1 she said she  thought of me and bought it.

( measures 23cms x 11cms)

So I sanded it down, gessoed it, then painted it with white acylic paint. Once it was dry I then sanded it ever so slightly and then swiped it with chocolate brown acrylic paint, which I then lightened using a baby wipe.
While it was drying I sorted through all my shells and drift wood and shingle to put in to the compartments.




Once all the compartments were filled, I then cut some acetate to fit and adhered it in place using hot glue. Finally I added some scrim, shells, string, some orange mesh (the mesh bag from my oranges) and some small pieces of driftwood  as decoration...
I am entering this in to these challenges.....



14 comments:

cheryl Baker said...

amazing hun love it xx

Avril Ann said...

Sandra this is outstanding hun, fabulous project xxx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Sandie this is fabulous! Love the shells! How lovely of your friend to get this for you.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sammy said...

Oh wow Sandie, this is AWESOME! I love it so much! It's so great to find things like these, and how fab of your friend to think of you and get it! x

Ira Huberts said...

Wowzers Sandie! That is one gorgeously altered house, supercool! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

wow AAAAAmazing!!! simply stunning love it xxx

Moira Gray said...

Just gorgeous.

Moira xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautiful hun x

Sylvia Anderson said...

tHIS IS BRILLIANT X

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Stunning makeover and such clever use of the acetate to encase the embellished compartments.
A triumph!
Wishes
Lynne

Emily Thubbron said...

This is beautiful. What a great way to showcase those wonderful shells. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede this week.

Emily, DT

Vickie Y said...

What a beautiful make-over! Lovely display for your shells. Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics.

Elly said...

You are so brave. I'm always struggeling with vintage objects, to give them a colour treatment or using them as they are. Love how you filled all the compartments. Very unique (:o)

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is just brilliant! I love shells, which is what attracted me to take a peek when I saw it on the Altered Eclectics Challenge page. I was not disappointed. What a wonderful use of a thimble case! Fabulous work. Julie Ann xxx