Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A couple altered goodies...

I really enjoy altering things... If I can stick something to it, paint it, or build on to it you bet I am going to alter it in some way. I haven't altered anything in a long while so I guess it was time.  Recently a friend of mine asked me to join a cigar box swap she was in. After some quick thought I said what the heck.  We had to create a Cigar Box and a Dress Form for the swap.  I headed to Michaels for a box, dowel rods, something for a base, paint and some form of crackle. After sanding, painting, crackling, and Mod Podging the heck out of my items this is what they turned out to look like.

Altered Cigar Box
Products used:
Vintage Music Paper
MS Weathered Crackle
Washi Tape
Vintage Lace
Prima Roses
I am Roses flowers and leaves
Michaels frame
Flat Back Pearls

Dress Form
Products used:
Vintage Music Paper
Tim Holtz Die
Wooden Spools
MS Weathered Crackle
Wood Plaque
Dowel Rod
Vintage Lace and Fabric

The dress form was inspired by Miranda Edney.  When I seen hers on YouTube I knew I had to create one. I did a few things different then Miranda's. I adhered 4 "dress" parts together and then I fed a painted dowel rod through the center of the dress's and adhered with adhesive, slipped on some painted wooden spools and attached the dowel rod to a painted and crackled base that hubby drilled for me. I then finished adding all the "dress" parts and inked them up. I added some Jewelry beads to the top and added some vintage lace and a small I am roses flower. I finished the spools off with more vintage lace and some vintage fabric...  I love how it turned out and I hope my swap partner does also... Now to create one for me.. hehe

Thanks so much for looking and I will be back tomorrow with another project.  Till then... Happy Crafting.

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Jingle said...

These are SUCH gorgeous projects!

v said...

Elisa! I love this beautiful altered frame and the dress form! I loved them so much I pinned them to Pinterest! You rock!

~Vanessa W

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

these are both gorgeous! wow!

Amy Coose said...

Wow, you are amazing at altering things. These are both gorgeous, and I really love what you did to the cigar box.

Christina said...

That frame is stunning! What beautiful projects!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Amazing projects! Just lovely :)

Tracy said...

Wow, both of your projects are stunning. Lovin' your dress form.

Laura said...

Birth of your projects are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.