Saturday, 28 February 2009

Photo Call

Good Evening and welcome to the Theatre once again. Tonight the *Objet* is a

You can take any photo, family, newspaper cutting, internet, and all you have to do is alter it or decorate it. I took one I found in a drawer of my daughter on her Birthday in 1998, and added my favourite papers, and some grungeboard, and covered her in glossy accents, hence the little dots! These are air bubbles!!!
For those of you who take part this fortnight, there is the added extra of blog candy! Yah! I hear from a corner of the theatre. All you have to do is mention the challenge and the blog candy on your blog , add your altered photo link in the comments, and you are in tit to win it!
Here is the candy-all of these new stamps from The Artistic Stamper. The winner will randomly chosen on 14th March.

I look forward to seeing your creations, which will be fabulous as always

Happy Creating


Tuesday, 24 February 2009


It has been one of those kind of weeks, that seems to have stretched from here to there and then back again, and I missed posting the new challenge. So apologies to all, and the theatre will open its doors on Saturday once again!
Jennie x

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Potting Shed Productions

Welcome to tonight's performance of the Objet D'art Challenge. Thank you to all of you who joined in the altered book. There were some lovely creations.
Tonight we have another guest designer! Yah! Welcome Hels to the theatre.
Please pull up a seat and may I present to you the
Here is Hels creation:
and here is how she made it:

The pot I used has been lurking in the back of the shed for years and once I dusted it down, I primed it with two coats of Gesso. Once the Gesso was dry, I applied a thick coat of acrylic paint, using a mixture of Ranger Adirondack Willow and Lettuce paints to get the right colour I wanted.
I let this dry completely and then I painted over a thick coat of PVA glue, immediately covering the wet PVA with Ranger Adirondack Gold acrylic paint. As the PVA and the paint dry, they separate and leave a scratchy crackled effect. However, my craft room is really cold so this didn't take as it usually does, so the crackles are not as defined as I would have liked.
For the centre panel on the "front" of the pot, I took a piece of Appletini TSS Metal and using a couple of different texture moulds, I made the flower pattern and the scroll pattern on the metal. Inbetween the patterns, I used a refining tool and hand doodled some squigles which added some depth to the metal. I used a sanding block and removed the raised areas of colour and then distressed the metal with gold acrylic paint, buffing to a shiney finish once this had dried.
The reverse panel has three stamped flower heads also onto the Appletini, embossed in gold and mounted onto card for ease of attaching to the pot.
The stamping around the top and bottom of the pot was achieved by using Ranger Archival ink and embossing to seal the image and the stamp I used was a scroll design from The Artistic Stamper.
Finally, I used my Melt Pot and a couple of silicone moulds I had made, one of a leaf and one of a fancy button, and using gold UTEE, I made several of these little embellies, attaching them to the pot using silicone glue.
Hels, thank you for being guest designer this week, and I am off to find a pot lurking in the garden!
You can do whatever you like with the pot, be it plastic, china, glass, terracotta, a broken one or a full one. Just fill it full of fun and flowers , of course!
Happy Creating