Candice our Challenge Host for March at Our Creative Corner has a challenge for you.
Create something out of any kind of junk and re-fashion it either into something useful, functional or beautiful for the
challenge this month.
Candice is leaving the challenge open to your interpretation of what constitutes “Junk”
It may mean a set of hideously patterned china that you want to smash up and a make a mosaic...
It may mean reams of patterned paper you have lying around that you turn into a collage masterpiece...
It may mean doing something with skeins of wool that you intended to make a a sweater with...
It may mean doing something with rusty keys, nuts and bolts and random pieces of wire that you pick up off the street...
You can create whatever you want to, however you want to and with whatever you want to.
The only rules are that your project MUST contain something that you consider Junk that you have reclaimed or recycled.
Check out the OCC blog for great ideas from all our creative designers. You'll also find the rules to add your project to this challenge and don't forget to check out our fantastic prize sponsor Crafty Individuals
The metal home decor plate I used as background was a great piece to alter and give to my Dad for his Birthday. He's the little boy in the pictures there with his older brothers.
I adhered the book paper down with Prima Soft Gel to the metal plate. With inks and sprays it was transformed into a vintage styled background for the embellishments and old picture that was added.
The egg shells were used to create a mosaic pattern inside the watch. Then alcohol ink and Distress embossing powder were added along with a metal tag and an antique typewriter key.
Most of the items placed on this layout were inked, embossed, rusted, and painted to give them the feel of a time gone by. This is one of my favorite looks and mediums to work with.
I finding that I love adding the copper micro beads around in my arrangements. It's like adding the look of dripping metal amount the vintage finds.
I have a video on my Youtube channel showing my process. Come take a peek and hopeful you will learn a few new techniques or just be inspired to try this project.
Link to Youtube channel... youtube.com/user/MooreArtFromTheHeart
Link to challenge ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com junk-in-your-trunk
Products used here can be found in my Artfire store... artfire.com/ext/shop/home/MooreArtFromTheHeart
Thanks for stopping by,
xxx Laurie Moore