Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Never throw anything away.

Well here i am again.... another week has passed by, my twin daughters are having the last few days of the school holidays away with my parents.....so i thought i'd tidy up their toy cupboard and throw away all the broken bits and pieces.... how could i throw good stuff away?
Simple answer is, I couldn't..... i used it to create this time-worn heart.
The heart is cut from a sketchbook cover, the ladies face in the centre is the only thing that isn't salvaged from my girls rubbish.
I used clay for that.... rolled out quite thin then stamped into it.
I then assembled all the bits and pieces around it... i used tissue paper with watered down pva over the whole lot .... sprinkled with a tiny amount of nail art caviar that i found in a discarded jar (the jar will be used at a later date i'm sure!)
I painted the whole assemblage with black matte paint...dry brushed with dark brown paint once dry.... then after leaving it over night i gave it a very generous rub-down with original rust.
I hope it no longer looks like a load of kids rubbish.... more like a treasured piece thats been unearthed from a secret hiding place.

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See you next week...keep safe. BDx

7 comments:

Jetske said...

You should tidy up more, maybe you will "unearth" more treasures like this! You surely succeeded in making it look like a real treasure!

Gerrina said...

Mooi! What a stunning good way to clean up! Groetjes, Gerrina

petpan said...

Wooowww,that looks very good .like this very much !!!!!

mark gould said...

So creative bd.so many techniques in your arsenal. X

Ineke said...

I realy love this treasure you made. Nice way to clean up.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great alteration!

Saskia said...

Now even household chores can be fun!