Another month has gone by for us all at Mixed Media World
and we have had another fabulous response from you for our Vintage challenge and some really fabulous makes from everyone. It's now time to do it all again and our theme for this month is
This months theme has been chosen by my fabulously talented team mate Donna and is just in time for Fathers day for those of us in the UK.
For my piece for this months challenge I have gone for a nautical theme by altering a rat trap into a memo holder, ideal for leaving that "Gone Fishing" note
First thing to do when altering a rat/mouse trap is to remove all the parts, I have to add at this point that removing them is a lot easier than putting the bits you need back on when it's finished!!
I then stenciled the word Remember (left) and the chevrons (right) with modeling paste.
I then painted the trap using Fresco finish paints South Pacific, Bora Bora and Irish Cream.
I then stamped all my images and applied embossing powder and heat embossed. then applied to the trap with matt multi medium. once that was dry I gave the whole piece several washes of Fresco finish paint in French Roast which is great for added the aged look as this colour is translucent.
I added the fishing net which is a piece from a roll of bandage coloured with the same paints watered down.
I then aged a Tim Holtz word band and nautical charm from my stash with the same colours.
Some shells finish the piece off.
stencils used are Stencil Girl - Dube and Tim Holtz - chevrons
Stamps are all from Paperartsy sets HP1111 & HP1306.
we would all love to see your Manly makes so why not come and join in with us this month HERE
, there is, as always, some fabulous inspiration from my team mates.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Anything but Cute
- anything Mixed Media
This is my 2nd post of the day, my first is to celebrate 100 posts at FSC, to see all the details of that post and a chance to win my posted make you can find all the details HERE
thanks as always for stopping by