Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Altered for a gift

This week at Try it on Tuesdays our new challenge is for you to Alter something that will be a gift for someone. Please pop over and see the super examples.

This is the butterfly hanger before it was got at by me.
First of all  it was painted in chocolate matt emulsion paint, dried off.
Then a coat of diluted pva glue, left  until it was just on dry.
The last coat was magnolia emulsion paint [ I use paint tester pots for these stages]. The fun bit is to let it dry naturally and watch all the cracks appear.
The daisies  are  Sheena Douglas stamps, painted with acrylic paint before layering up. Ribbon and a sentiment plaque from my stash.

This I am sure will never be used as a coat hook by the recipient , but will probably have necklaces etc hanging from it.
Thankyou for taking time to stop by and have a look, I realy appreciate you calling.


  1. Your wonderful hanger reminds me of my grandmothers' garden when I was a child ... chipped paint on pickets with daisies peeking here and there ... BEAUTIFUL creation Meg!

  2. oh this is sooooo special Yvonne I love the crackled paint effect of the butterfly such a pretty base for all those gorgeous flowers

  3. Great butterfly hanger, very pretty and usable! Hugs, Valerie

  4. This is stunning Yvonne I just love that fabulous crackled effect - take a sneaky peek at Michelles project - I think you had similar ideas :0)

  5. What a brilliant creation, love the distressed paint effect and pretty flowers:)
    Val x

  6. Love the crackle affect on this! Very pretty hanger!

  7. What a lovely gift. I love the blue flowers and the crackled paint effect. Jean x

  8. Such a lovely idea for a gift. Great technique and lovely flowers. Have a great week. Angela

  9. This is beautiful and a cool idea!

  10. Beautiful alteration! Love the crackled paint finish! This gift will be so enjoyed!

  11. this is stunning. really love it.