Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Up-cycling!

No, not cycling uphill LOL. Up-cycling is changing something. A bit like recycling except this baby wont be having a one way trip to China!!! This is for a swap on UKS hosted by Sid.

As you can see it started off life as a fruit tray.


I covered it with Gesso and newspaper. I then pva'd some pages from an old book onto it, inside and out. I added a few bits of TH crackle paint then inked over it using walnut stain distress ink.



I added a handle then used a TH stamp for the flourish which I cut out and attached. I also made the paper flower.

This is a close up of my stamping! I stamped onto tissue paper then pva'd it onto the packaging. Once dried I tore away the excess and 'eh voila'
Thanks for looking
:o)


14 comments:

Paula said...

ooo interesting! I wish I could look at items and see their potential. Fab 'up-cycling' project

Lottie said...

Very clever - I would never have thought of doing that

Ang C said...

A great bit of upcycling!!!!

crafty creations said...

brilliant!!!!

Nannieflash said...

Morning what an unusual methog, but very effective, not sure yet what I would use it for, but will keep thinking. Anyway my love I just wanted to let you know that Ive left you an award on my blog I do so hope you will accept it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

sam21ski said...

WOW Claire, great tranformation xxxx

Amy said...

What an amazing change from the fruit container, so clever! Awesome work Claire!

MacKenzie said...

Very clever! I gave you a shout out on my Friday Faves this week!

Brandi said...

WoW! This is so very cool!

Smiles,

Brandi

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so cool and clever!

craftypagan said...

That is such a fab idea! Will have to check it out! I just adore how you've altered the basket, and that flower! Beautiful! Love Rowena

Minxy said...

cool project hun, love your imagination x

Aija said...

Wowzy, what a great idea! That flower is a great topping :)
Hugs,
Aija

Shabby Horse said...

I REALLY like the paper flower. I think it would look cool on a card too. By the way - was just checking out your blog. I've never heard of Jensen Ackles or Jeffrey Dean Morgan - but HOTTIES!! lol. Especially that Jeffrey Dean Morgan (drooling). :)