by - May 11, 2017

Hello Friends, Welcome to my blog!! Today am sharing an altered art project with you all. I have altered an empty salt tin into a mixed media pen stand. 

This project is inspired from Ola Khomenok's tutorial on altered bottle.  I first gave two thick coats of gesso to the tin and started working on the textures. The ideas to make different textures was inspired from Maremi small art. Initially I created textures using stencil and texture paste. Then mixed seed beads , urad dal and fenugreek seeds with texture paste and applied randomly. Stuck some lace and thread and glued the handmade flowers( made using recollections 5 petal punch) The feather is hand cut from watercolor paper. Finally covered the embellishments and textures using diluted gesso. 


Once everything is dried I  started working on mists and sprays. I used home made shimmer spray of crimson color as the base coat. Then dabbed  some  metallic red and copper color  paint here and there finally dry brushed using old gold metallic paint. Added some dots using liquid pearls. 

Now this salt tin is ready to decorate my craft table as I will be using it to store my brushes and tools. Hope you all liked this post. See you soon with another post. Have a great weekend!!

Entering this project to the following challenges:

1.Creative Artiste mixed media - " Anything mixed media"
2. Country view challenges - " Flower power"
3.Let's craft and create challenge - " make your own background" - I made the background using textures and paint sprays.
4.More mixed media challenge - "Anything mixed media with optional twist to use color pink"
5.A bit more time to craft - "  Anything goes"
6. Rhedd's creative spirit - " Altered art/ mixed media"
7.Altered eclectics - " Altered art"
8.We love to create challenge blog - " Anything creative/mixed media"
9.Rainbow craftykari challenge - "blooms magic" - All the flowers are handmade using recollections five petal punch.

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  1. A beautiful project. The rich colours, fabulous textures and gorgeous details are all wonderful.
    Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  2. wow such rich colours and looks like jewel - special piece. Thank you for joining in with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit x

  3. Ramya I love all the ways you got texture...funugreek seeds even! The result is fabulous-rich and interesting. We appreciate your joining in with Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge.

  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 125, Hazel, DT x

  5. Great project and lovely textures! Thanks for playing with us at Rainbow Craftykari!

  6. What a fabulous transformation. Well done. Thanks for joining us at 'Lets Craft and Create'. Jonnece DT

  7. How wildly creative and utterly fabulous! The colors are fantastic! Happy Friday, Autumn

  8. wow Ramya...the colors are so rich and vibrant ans the textures so amazing! Great make. Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa.

  9. wow! Amazing upcycling - I adore what you have done! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs Rachel x

  10. Stunning altered bottle. Love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  11. This is fantastic!!!! Love the textures you have created on the tin and the colours are lush. Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics.
    Lisa - AEDT

  12. Beautiful Alteration..Love the play of pink with gold..Thank you for joining us Rainbow Kraftykari...Hope to see you again...Good Luck!


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