Friday, 1 April 2016

DT post for Creative Artiste

Hi everyone - wow where did March go??
Time for a new challenge over on Creative Artiste Challenge Blog. This month's sponsor is Dusty Attic.
I was in my favourite cheap shop when I came across a pen pot I thought would be good for altering.
Here is what it looked like before -

I quite like the design, which is on both sides so I only decorated the front & sides. I already had a notelet holder which I decided to decorate to match.
I covered the all the parts I was decorating with a layer of white gesso.
I then inked some old book pages with green distress ink, inked through a stencil with a different shade of green & stamped using purple DI. I then covered the pot & notelet holder with these pages & Mod Podge. Added a further layer of Mod Podge to seal everything.
For the front panel I drew around the pot onto my encaustic art paper & did the design using green, blue & gold waxes. Adhered this to the front of the pot.
Went over all the edges with some Inka Gold wax.
I love how it has turned out & it looks good next to my phone.
Don't forget to pop over to the Creative Artiste blog & check out all the other DT's lovely makes.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Altered Eclectics - anything goes (30/4)


  1. Bev I have wanted to have a go and Encaustic waxing for a few years now, but there is no-one here that does it.. I love want you end project turned out like, I love the distressed look it finished up...

    Hugs Rhonda xxx

  2. Hi Bev this is stunning you have made such a difference. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. This is so pretty Bev. I love the effect of the encaustic wax technique xx

  4. It looks great Bev. The encaustic looks stunning and it's such a lovely shape. Barbxx

  5. Lovely project Bev. I love using encaustic wax - you inspire me to get mine out again. Judy

  6. Hi Bev, this is so clever. What a transformation!
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  7. Love it! Such a gorgeous effect. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

  8. Never tried wax ...Youve done an amazing job !!
    Hugs Kerry xx


Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. So kind of you to take the time to visit.
Bev xx