Clever Altered Art Using Olde Curiosity Shoppe!
Welcome to our blog and happy Wednesday to you all! We hope you're enjoying your week so far. We have really had fun reading all of your comments this week on our blog and Facebook page! Just remember that we've got a great blog contest happening this week! All you need to do to enter the contest is leave us a blog or Facebook comment! We will be choosing one random winner from this week's comments and announcing them on Friday right here on our blog! Here's the wonderful prize you can win this week! Today we've got some incredible crafts that are sure to brighten your day! We're featuring stunning altered art creations by Melanie Forbes, Sherry Cheever and Nancy Wethington! All of today's crafts feature our fabulous new collection Olde Curiosity Shoppe. So lets get started on the Graphic 45 daily dose of inspiration! Here we go!
We adore altered at at Graphic 45! It's such a fun and creative way to bring new life to an object. Whether its something old that you've had for years or a new item that could use a little dressing up, altered art is always such a joy to make! Just look at this first incredible piece by Melanie Forbes. She took a plain plywood house and turned it into an enchanting world using Olde Curiosity Shoppe. There are so many fun and eclectic elements to this wonderful piece! It just goes to show you that some pretty paper, cute embellishments and creative panache can go a long way! Check it out!
Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Counting Down, Exquisite Motif, Optical Oddities Race for Time, Apothecary, Bazaar of Wonders, Genuine Article, Butterfly Specifics, Stickers, When Pigs Fly.
Staples – Metal Flowers
Twiddleybitz – Door, Lamp Post
Plywood House – Reject Shop
Green Moss – florist supplies
Prima Birdcage & Nest with aqua eggs
Tim Holtz – keys
Moonface made from clay in mould
Corset made from clay in mould
Next up is this amazing Olde Curiosity Shoppe Chunky Tag by Sherry Cheever. Here you can see some fabulous uses of the Graphic 45 Metal Staples. This piece has such a fresh and playful look to it. The warm and vibrant colors of Olde Curiosity Shoppe really stand out. A piece of altered art like this would be perfect as home decor or as a terrific handmade gift for someone you love!
Graphic 45 Papers: Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection: Genuine Article, Exquisite Motif, Stickers, Tag 2
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Flowers, Buttons and Brads; Door Knob
Spellbinders Paper Arts: Grand Calibur, LF-005 Grand Peony Creations, S4-328 Foliage
Imaginarium Designs: Long Swirly Flourish
Ranger Industries: Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo; Distress Stain in Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo; Glue n’ Seal; Glossy Accents; Mini Mister; Blue and Green Patina Perfect Pearls, Perfect Medium and Brush; Peeled Paint Distress Stickles
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Other: Black Acrylic Paint; Hot Glue Gun; E-6000 Adhesive; Hobby Wood Trim; Sanding Tools; 1” Wood Spool; Miniature Bottles; Printers Chipboard; Dremel; idea-ology GrungePaper and Memo Pins
This is an incredible curio cabinet by Nancy Wethington that also features Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Projects like these are so much fun to make! Each little window can be its own world with its own distinct theme. You can see the wonderful attention to detail that Nancy demonstrated in this piece. It absolutely captures the spirit of Olde Curiosity Shoppe! This is the perfect kind of project for a rainy day or a cozy weekend when you just want to stay in and get crafty! Here is what Nancy had to say about this dazzling piece!
"I found this curio cabinet at a garage sale. My friend Missy originally found it at Good Will and salvaged it by adding some crackle paint. When I saw this, I immediately thought of Olde Curiosity Shoppe and saw each of these 4" x 2.5" as windows to the shoppe." -Nancy Wethington
Here is a wonderful video tutorial that Nancy made for this project! There are some great tips to help you create one of your very own! Check it out!