Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year & January's Challenge

A very Happy New Year to you all....2015 just sped by and there were many  things that I wanted to do,but never did...hopefully I will do better in 2016,lol...
January's Challenge has just launched over at Rhedds Creative Spirit as always it is for altered art,recycled/upcycled and mixed media only...definately no papercrafting.
My design team project this month is an Altered Door Hanger...I had bought 4 of them last summer, all 4 are slightly different, with the idea to sand them down and alter them...

I sanded down the front area to remove most of the writing, then covered it with 2 coats of gesso.
I added some texture through a stencil and some strips of washi tape.
For colour I used Inkyliscious Corn Blue colour spray and wiped it across the hanger with  a damp sponge then dried it with my heat tool.
With another piece of damp sponge I swiped the hanger with some white acrylic paint, going over any areas that were too white with a baby wipe.

For decoration I used the window frame that's been in my stash for about a year now,lol....( I added a scrap of paper behind the frame )....then added some pieces of a cotton doily and some hessian.

I added the flowers, which I dabbed with Rock Candy, but it dosen't really show up much in the photo above,so I have added a closer shot  so you can see the Rock candy on the petals

A couple of stick pins to finish, then I highlighted some areas with platinum gilding wax.
My daughter who was staying with me over christmas has now bagged this hanger....nothing is safe when she is around,lol


Sammy said...

This is just stunning Sandie! I especially love the effect on the flowers. It really looks like this has been taken just after it rained!
Wishing you much health and happiness (and cuddles with the great grand babies!) for 2016! x

Sue Marrazzo said...

NICe idea! Have a good 2016!

Rupa S said...

I love the base color here Sandie and the monochromatic theme that you have opted for. This is so soothing and am not surprised your daughter took it away!Wishing you a happy and creative 2016. Hugs.

Nan Bourdeu said...

I love this! I have a stash of them but never an idea of what to do with them. Love the colors so soft and gorgeous and the bird cage is the topper for me. I love bird cages and keys :) Love the flowers, the rock candy is fabulous! Awesome make and hears to another fabulous year at Rhedd's Creative Spirit with out wonderful leader, hugs xx

Toni said...

Sandie.... I love the transformation your door hanger had... The colors are so pretty...I died laughing when you said your daughter took this, mine does the same thing but I think that is probably the best compliment and no better place for our art but in the hands of someone that we love. Happy New Years Sandie !

Anonymous said...

Very clever ideas....keep it up!
All the very best for you and yours for 2016
Happy New Year Sandie
( the tree hugger!) lol