My journey of converting empty cartons into canvas blocks continues and this time I have tried playing around with diff sizes of small cartons, some wooden animals and fruit net to make a wall art with a difference!
This is the before and after of the makeover!
Over to details....
I have done shabby chic mixed media for this project, with lots of texturing using stencils, texture paste and die cuts too!
For the front of the box, have stuck a PP from the French stack from DCWV, the pastel colors were just perfect for this! The PP is torn in places to reveal some lace behind it and after adhering the die cuts, have gessoed the whole box and then misted with distress inks picked rasberry, peacock feathers and crushed olive. The floral spray has also been gessoed to mute the colors and the fruit net adds a lovely dimension to the arrangement. The wooden elephant has been generously gessoed and then inked with distress inks and I have drawn the eyes with a marker. I hope you can see the tiny dolphins hanging from the bell charm.
The slender block has the sentiment stamped on canvas cloth and then inked and have also gessoed the edges. some ornate die cuts, flat back pebbles and the cute dolphins completes this block. I love the giraffe peeping out here! The sentiment is from Inkadinkado.
The lower square block has the same PP from DCWV, torn and distressed. The TH birdcage is the focal point here cut with felt cloth with lovely handmade blooms using CLD dies and TH die all of which has been misted and inked with distress inks and also water washed with gesso to mute it.
The seam binding also has been misted with picked raspberry and then stamped with the script stamp from Bo Bunny.
A closer look at the different textures ...
Eagerly waiting for your feedback. This is my first attempt at a shabby chic project and trust me, the display looks absolutely stunning on my textured wall too! Am glad the much neglected animals have found a new home and now they will definitely get noticed!
I hope you are saving your cartons too! You are going to see a series of my conversions in my future projects too!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Am linking this to....
Kraftzone - Diecuts and Pattern paper
Lessology- Animal Kingdom
(have used the five colors from the right side and black)
Happy Crafting and Re cycling. Cheers.