Hello all! I was absolutely delighted to be invited to guest here at Stamps and Stencils. I think it’s a brilliant challenge, the team includes so many fantastic crafters, and the inspiration projects are always incredible. And I loved Autumn’s challenge of Trash to Treasure. I only had a few days at home in which to get this made, but the theme set my mojo buzzing, and here’s what I ended up with.
The trashy starting point was the lid of a Camembert box and these used lightbulbs from a small table-lamp which I laid on to a small 6x6 canvas and then let my crafty imagination go wandering.
I covered the canvas with some Tim Holtz papers and added texture paste through an Andy Skinner stencil...
... which I then coloured with various inks and paints and who-knows-what! In the end, I couldn’t resist adding some more stencilled texture paste around the edge of the lid too.
I painted the Camembert lid and added some stamping with the Andy Skinner Industrial stamps for a weathered look. One of the Tim Holtz Found Relatives takes centre stage as the head of the Philbric Electric Company (that’s a TH stamp too). He’s made his fortune - an industrial magnate of great wealth.
He’s surrounded by lots of cogs and gears and metalwork (I like how the round lid creates a frame which echoes all those other circular shapes), as well, of course, as those lightbulbs, with their aluminium slightly tinted with some gilding wax to give more of a bronze tone.
So that’s my Trash to (industrial) Treasure for you. I hope it’s provided some additional inspiration. (There are lots more close-ups and details at Words and Pictures if you’d like to hop on over.)
Huge thanks to Sue and the team for inviting me along this month. It’s been an absolute joy!
A huge thank you to you too Alison for fitting this into your very busy schedule ! A stunning project and loads more inspiration for the current chalenge Trash to Treasure !