Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Altered spoon from the Homefront . . .

 Hi everyone, just popping in with another Altered Spoon to share with you all. project that I have up over on
 My Sweet Earth blog today.
Wanting to add a little something extra to some of my containers at home in my garden and at the allotment I grabbed a few supplies . . .
My favourite go to stamp set -
along with a few essentials 
Faber Castell Gel Medium
 Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Distress Paints and Distress Ink Pads
Archival ink pad
 Clear Embossing Ink pad 
Inkssentials Kraft tag
and lastly a little Raffia.
My favourite part . . . Getting Messy!
I started by applying a layer of Gel Medium to the spoon, leave it to dry or if you are impatient like me then blast it with a Heat Tool.
Next came a layer or two of Distress Paint in Picket Fence, smudging it around with my fingers!
Time to ink up the little house stamp with an Archival Ink Pad, no acrylic block needed as the spoon curves it`s easier to apply using your hand.
A little bit missing on the roof but I kinda like the rustic feel.
 Now the fun part, adding color with Distress Paints and Stains.
A little doodle dooo time adding birds, puffs of smoke from the chimney and scribbles . . .

I stamped one of the sentiments from the set, chopped it all up and fixed in place with a hot glue gun.
Next I stamped all over the spoon with a Clear Embossing pad, sprinkled with a little Cosmic Shimmer Embossing powder and set with my ever trusty Heat Tool, repeat the process once more.
 Love what embossing powder adds to a project and how alive the colors become.
At this stage you could use a clear varnish but I think the embossing powder should do just as well . . .
fingers and toes crossed!

Ooops, I almost forgot to mention that I applied Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress Ink all around the edges of the spoon to shabby it up a little.
A quick look at how the spoon started life in my shed and the finished spoon.
The spoon is now at my allotment along with a few others in the wild flower section for all to see.
Want to see more spoons . . . then pop over to this post here on my blog.
Thank you so much for looking
Till next time
- See more at: http://mysweetearth.blogspot.co.uk/#sthash.Ow7q9Ay7.dpuf
Wanting to add a little something extra to some of my containers at home in my garden and at the allotment I grabbed a few supplies . . .
My favourite go to stamp set -
along with a few essentials 
Faber Castell Gel Medium
 Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Distress Paints and Distress Ink Pads
Archival ink pad
 Clear Embossing Ink pad 
Inkssentials Kraft tag
and lastly a little Raffia.
My favourite part . . . Getting Messy!
- See more at: http://mysweetearth.blogspot.co.uk/#sthash.Ow7q9Ay7.dpuf
Wanting to add a little something extra to some of my containers at home in my garden and at the allotment I grabbed a few supplies and started getting messy!
I started by applying a layer of Gel Medium to the spoon, leave it to dry or if you are impatient like me then blast it with a Heat Tool.
Next came a layer or two of Distress Paint in Picket Fence, smudging it around with my fingers!
Time to ink up a favourite stamp of mine from the set . . .
  Create your day by Susan K Weckesser co branded with Unity Stamp Co.
  with an Archival Ink Pad, no acrylic block needed as the spoon curves it`s easier to apply using your hand.
A little bit missing on the roof but I kinda like the rustic feel.
 Now the fun part, adding color with Distress Paints and Stains.
A little doodle dooo time adding birds, puffs of smoke from the chimney and scribbles . . .

I stamped one of the sentiments from the set, chopped it all up and fixed in place with a hot glue gun.
Next I stamped all over the spoon with a Clear Embossing pad, sprinkled with a little Cosmic Shimmer Embossing powder and set with my ever trusty Heat Tool, repeat the process once more.
 Love what embossing powder adds to a project and how alive the colors become.
At this stage you could use a clear varnish but I think the embossing powder should do just as well . . .
fingers and toes crossed!
Ooops, I almost forgot to mention that I applied Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress Ink all around the edges of the spoon to shabby it up a little.
A quick look at how the spoon started life in my shed and the finished spoon.
The spoon is now at my allotment along with a few others in the wild flower section for all to see.
 Remember a past post on altered spoons . . .
  . . . you will see more here on my blog if you missed it.
Thank you so much for looking
Wanting to add a little something extra to some of my containers at home in my garden and at the allotment I grabbed a few supplies . . .
My favourite go to stamp set -
along with a few essentials 
Faber Castell Gel Medium
 Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Distress Paints and Distress Ink Pads
Archival ink pad
 Clear Embossing Ink pad 
Inkssentials Kraft tag
and lastly a little Raffia.
My favourite part . . . Getting Messy!
I started by applying a layer of Gel Medium to the spoon, leave it to dry or if you are impatient like me then blast it with a Heat Tool.
Next came a layer or two of Distress Paint in Picket Fence, smudging it around with my fingers!
Time to ink up the little house stamp with an Archival Ink Pad, no acrylic block needed as the spoon curves it`s easier to apply using your hand.
A little bit missing on the roof but I kinda like the rustic feel.
 Now the fun part, adding color with Distress Paints and Stains.
A little doodle dooo time adding birds, puffs of smoke from the chimney and scribbles . . .

I stamped one of the sentiments from the set, chopped it all up and fixed in place with a hot glue gun.
Next I stamped all over the spoon with a Clear Embossing pad, sprinkled with a little Cosmic Shimmer Embossing powder and set with my ever trusty Heat Tool, repeat the process once more.
 Love what embossing powder adds to a project and how alive the colors become.
At this stage you could use a clear varnish but I think the embossing powder should do just as well . . .
fingers and toes crossed!

Ooops, I almost forgot to mention that I applied Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress Ink all around the edges of the spoon to shabby it up a little.
A quick look at how the spoon started life in my shed and the finished spoon.
The spoon is now at my allotment along with a few others in the wild flower section for all to see.
Want to see more spoons . . . then pop over to this post here on my blog.
Thank you so much for looking
Till next time
- See more at: http://mysweetearth.blogspot.co.uk/#sthash.Ow7q9Ay7.dpuf
Big hugs to you all
XOXOXO

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My favourite go to stamp set -
along with a few essentials 
 Clear Embossing Ink pad 
Inkssentials Kraft tag
Cosmic Shimmer Clear embossing powder
and lastly a little Raffia.

7 comments:

butterfly said...

What a delight... just love your homely altered spoon!
Alison x

nmnastali said...

Excellent & amazing work, my sweet friend !! :)) :))
Keep it up!! I love to see what you create!! :))
~~Nicole~~

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Very cool creation, Tracy! Love your work!

Awesome use of it in the gardenxoxo

Traceyr said...

Tracy you always come up with some great ideas. I ♥ the effect from the embossing powder on the spoon it gives some great texture.

:)

Katie said...

This is just awesome! Love how you layered and stamped and layered and stamped your way to a whimsical altered spoon.

maxine said...

A great idea ive not seen this done before, very effective :)

Rita Barakat said...

I love these! I need to get some spoons! Soooo cute!