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Wednesday, 27 March 2013
easter gifts but not in a basket for Frilly and Funkie DT
well the challenge over at Frilly and Funkie this fortnight is to create an Easter or spring gift holder with a difference..and no baskets. Make sure you pop across here and see some of the wonderful Dt makes and hopefully you will be inspired to join in yourself. one lucky person will be picked as winner and another winner chosen at random will receive a $25 gift voucher to spend in the funkiejunkieboutique and believe me this is full of yummy goodies! So onwards here is my make:
I started with a papier mache cone which I painted with gesso to give a base coat . I then got painty happy with the fab new distress paints...did I say I Love them!? and covered the cone with layers of scattered straw and antique linen.. then realising that was too much for me I spritzed with the fab white linen Dylusions spray, water, more painty drippage (frayed burlap and antique linen ) and voila...
I then used the ledger stamp from ephemera backgrounds from Artistic outpost and stamped in antique linen distress paint. Now for the decorations...
I stamped the eggs I coffee archival ( from Artistic Outpost birds of a feather set) onto tissue paper and left to dry. When dry I added distress paint to the back of the eggs in antique linen and frayed burlap paints using a water brush and left to dry. I then cut them out and applied to the cone using matte multi medium..some of them I added the inked side and some the reverse.
I also added the spring is here sentiment from the same set.
To complete I added a handle of rusty wire and some crochet ribbon and rusty wire around the top. I then cut some old book pages into strips and nestled some chocolate eggs on top.