Thursday, 3 April 2014

A Vintage journey -- Say it with words

I am very late doing this challenge, and am only just getting it in on time.
My daughter gave me this book box at the weekend, and instead of putting it away with all the others, I actually started working on it. As its 'say it with words' on A Vintage Journey, I decided to make it into a sewing themed one, to put my fabric postcards in.
I started by painting it with Fresco paint in black, then crackle glaze, then a blue. After it had crackled I sprayed it with some perfect pearl mists, and a lime green Dylusions one..
Then came the fun bit, putting all the clock, cogs and flowers on. I covered Tim's sewing dress form with some of his vintage paper, and added that, with a home made button. The saying is one of my favourites from Paperartsy.


butterfly said...

Ooh, I love that - great colours, and the gears and flowers work really well together. Fabulous crackle too! Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Jenny Marples said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous Wendy. Love the crackle background and all that die layering. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

Terry said...

What a great sentiment and how perfectly it works with the sewing theme! Love the crackled background, colors and that dress from! So pleased you joined us at A Vintage Journey.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, the colour and crackle on this looks amazing and yes, I see what you mean about that PA sentiment, love it! Great alteration and thanks so much for adding it still to our challenge over at A Vintage Journey!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous sewing theme the quote and details look great.

Linsey R said...

Hi Wendy, this is so gorgeous! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. That netted stuff you inquired about on my beach tag is actually an old lace curtain I tore up and was playing with--I've made a whole bunch of random "strips" with it and I find it kind of cool because it can look shabby chic like a lace bow or it can become more like netting with some brown/gold ink or paint sponged on top of it. So needless to say, you can't buy it lol. But I would be happy to mail you some if you want to try it or just keep it on hand for something in the future or if you don't like it, you can toss it because it was free anyway :) Email me with your snail mail if interested and I'll shoot it to you! Hugs, Linsey (

massofhair said...

Beautiful colours, great theme which is slightly Steampunk will all the added cogs. Nicely put together:-) xxx

Von said...

These are very striking Wend!
Von ♥

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