Friday, 1 January 2016

My kitchen companion!

Hello crafty friends..
Wishing you all a very Happy new year. Sharing my first project for 2016 and my DT creation for Rhedd’s creative Spirit where every month it’s “anything Goes” altered art or mixed media only.
I have an altered project to share today...my kitchen companion for twenty years now! Yes, it’s my good old kettle...my first buy after marriage and it has served me so many years until it gave away a few years back.
 I had neglected it and abandoned it in my garden as a planter and almost forgotten about it until I happened to be cleaning my garden.
I spotted this old fella, all weathered and chipped with a broken handle and I told myself “this is not how he is meant to be” and yes, he made it to my craft table the very same day, all cleaned up!
I gave a good clean up and mended the handle and tied a nice thick twine all around to ensure thet he can be carried around safely! Once that was done, I decided to start the makeover...
Step 1 - I was more than happy to use my new dylusions paint for this project. I first sponged gesso all over the body and spout and when that was dry, applied the dylusions paints in parts. I have used london blue, fresh lime and lemon zest for this...just so vibrant and colorful!
This was an instant boost to the drab looking fella!
Step 2- Once the base was dry, I started hand painting few flowers on both sides. I have used acrylics for this with a little texture using gesso. On one side, I have lovely bright pink flowers and on the other side there are bright red poppies. Being, acrylics, it dried very fast.
Step 3- I went about creating some textures on the back ground using Prima Finnabair texture stamps and black archival inks. To brighten up I also had some color splats using liquefied gesso and some white circles too using gesso and a bottle cap! My mixed media is incomplete without some script stamping and I love to see it popping here and there.
Step 4- OnceI was happy with the overall look, I went about inking the edges of the kettle...the top ring and the base with black archival ink. This gave an instant depth to the project. My old fella was unrecognizable and  i felt there was a stranger in front of me!
An unusually bright, vibrant project from me and I thought it was time to spruce up this old fella’s new lease of life! Time to celebrate the New Year and with a little potted plant snuggled inside cozily, it just looked perfect for my kitchen!
I got him back to the kitchen, not to work anymore but to just sit around and watch things and take rest...after all it has served me good all these years. It’s payback time...what say????
Thank you so much for stopping by today and hope you will take time to see what my team mates have in store for you, and do play along.
Linking to the following challenges...
Sisters of craft ch blog - Ag
The ABC Challenge- Y is your choice(AG)
A Bit More Time To Craft - AG
Until my next creative journey,
Happy Crafting and recycling.Cheers.


19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous project Rupa! Loving the vibrant colours... I'd been um-ing and ah-ing over getting the Dylusions paints, but I think maybe I have to now!
    Such a very lovely way to give new life to an old friend :-) x

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  2. A proper masterpiece and such a fitting upgrade to your kettle...love that you didnt throw it away!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  3. A fabulous project to begin the year. Happy New Year wished to you and your family.
    Yvonne xx

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  4. Trying your new Paints Rupa !! The outcome is so artistic and is sure to brighten up your kitchen !! lovely upcycling :)

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  5. Gorgeous project!! So vibrant & colourful!! A new life to kettle.
    Happy New Year to you & your family :)

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  6. Wow!! It's unbelievable to see how it was earlier and how it looks now!! You are just awesome, Rupa. You have an amazing talent to see beauty in everything :)

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  7. Such a lovely thought and beautiful transformation...Will make note and definitely check this guy when am at ur art studio :)

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful companion! Looks awesome :)

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  9. I am in awe with every one of your creations Rupa...and I feel the same with this one.
    Such an amazing make over for an old,but sentimental kettle...it looks fabulous.
    Wishing you and yours a Wonderful New Year x

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  10. Delightful tale of this little chap and how he became a prince again! Love the colors so bright as it is so dreary here now. Your flowers are gorgeous and I just love him with his plant! xx

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  11. Candy to the eyes so bright n colorful.. Very different from ur usual style.

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  12. Rupa.... this is simply beautiful... what a wonderful keepsake and so glad you were able to breath life back into this little pot... Love the vibrant Dylusions and your flowers you painted are just perfect or this. The twine around the handle completes it ! What a treasure to place in your kitchen !

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  13. Rupa.... this is simply beautiful... what a wonderful keepsake and so glad you were able to breath life back into this little pot... Love the vibrant Dylusions and your flowers you painted are just perfect or this. The twine around the handle completes it ! What a treasure to place in your kitchen !

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  14. What a lovely way to bring your much-loved pot back to new life! Fabulous vivid colours - and I love the twine handle.
    Alison xx

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  15. Truly stunning work, love the bright colours.

    Buffy

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  16. What a fabulous recycled project. Love what you have done with the pot and a great bright addition to the garden! Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge. Meighan DT.

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  17. Fabulous creation. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x We now also have a Sisters of Craft Facebook Group where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

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