Thursday, 17 January 2008
Here are two "altered" items I created over Christmas. You either love or hate altered items - typically boxes, tins or anything (wellington boots for example) whose original purpose is altered by art to become something different. I saw a comment recently on a smack blog saying that altered items are generally painted cack with Primas attached. So it is with some trepidation that I offer my altered tin and my gussied-up shoebox.
The tin was originally filled with blooms, and now I use it to store little stickers that I attach to cards I make. I painted it with acrylic paint and stamped some seaside images, then added some micro beads and glitter.
The shoebox was used to store spare cards, and I simply covered it with some Pink Martini paper that I found too lairy to contemplate using for scrapbooking, and added a couple of the dreaded blooms. It looks much prettier now on the shelf in the spare room.
I've got another tin to alter, from Maya Road, which came with a chipboard album that you can decorate in the same way. I may use that to create a present for someone (lucky them, if you hate altered items!).
Blogs of Interest
I like to visit the blogs in the Crafty Blogs directory. It's always great to find amusing, inspirational or just well written blogs. I've added a couple of new ones I discovered to my favourite blogs list - Karbee and Olibob's. See what you think.