25 November 2015

An Altered State at Frilly and Funkie


Hi everyone and welcome! As we enter the second week of the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'An Altered State' it's the turn of the Funkie side of the Design Team to share their projects with you. Our host Cec says "It is time to transform something you have sitting around or can pick up for a song and make it one of your works of art. It could be a frame, a bottle, an old cigar box, a discarded CD - the list is endless. Just make sure your final transformation is vintage or shabby chic."

At the end of the challenge the Design Team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!


For this challenge I began with an oversized wooden peg and ended up turning it into a handy vintage note holder, ideal for keeping track of important notes and receipts (in the absence of a noticeboard in my craft room)...

(click on each photo for a closer look)

I was inspired to add a faux rusted metal finish to the peg having seen Nancy Dynes recent Saturday Step by Step. For some reason the Distress Stains wouldn't dry properly over the paint base so I stuck with Distress Paints throughout and added faux verdigris over the rusted bronze base.


To add weight and dimension to the 'bottom' of the peg holder I added layers of Tim Holtz Idea-Ology (each aged with Distress Inks) die cuts and various Tim Holtz trinkets.The cogs were aged with the same Distress Paints and some Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder (love this stuff!)


 I added Rust and Mushroom Alcohol Inks to the Heirloom Roses and most of the metal embellishments (the colour intensified with an initial layer of Picket Fence Distress Paint on these) though just the Mushroom colour was added to the silverware as a contrast. And of course Remnant Rubs can be relied upon to complete any project.


And here's the peg in it's raw state, just as the black gesso was being applied at the start.


Hope you've got a little inspiration from this altered project. For even more inspiration from my incredibly talented team mates make sure you head on over to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Then it's over to you! We've already had many fabulous entries, but with prizes and Top 3 badges up for grabs there's still plenty of reasons to join in the fun.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and whatever you're up to for the rest of the week take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


19 comments:

  1. Amazing idea and wonderful textures you created.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. Hi Jenny, great peg project. I once did something similar many years ago (pre blogging) for my daughter to put a photo on, they are great objects to alter and you've made a fab job of making it appear vintage. x

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  3. Oh Wow!! Love what you've done here Jenny!! That peg looks totally awesome and you would swear it was rusted metal. Love all the embellies and ephemera at the base and the cutlery too looks brilliant!! Stunning make over!! xx

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  4. Gorgeous Jenny, love the rust / verdigris. Love the balance of the embellishments around the base too. A lovely practical idea, beautifully executed. Tracy x

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  5. Hi Jenny! thats brilliant and I LOVE the cutlery! Totally off the wall - great work! Cxx

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  6. Gorgeous project Jenny!! I love the rusted eroded look you achieved! What a fabulous idea for altered item, I am going to have to keep my eyes open for one of these large pegs! Inspirational. hugs :)

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  7. helli jenny! i adore your peg ...such a useful piece and so veru beautiful too xx

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  8. Oh my gosh - I have one of these clothespins! So going to try this! Love the rusty colors and gorgeous images you've paired. Thanksgiving hugs, Autumn

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  9. What a fantastic project Jenny, the rusting on the peg looks incredible - my favourite part is the cutlery - the pieces look amazing! Anne xx

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  10. Gosh, this is super pretty! I love the fussy cut flowers hun with the embellies xx

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  11. This is fantastic. Love how the pin turned out and it goes so well with the other elements you added. You have made a useful work of art - perfect for your craft room.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  12. This is fabulous!!! LOVE all that texture on the mega huge clothes pin! What a cool alteration and just plain cool!!! I LOVE this!

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  13. Oh my goodness, Jenny! Fantastic project and I love its use!! The rust and patina are fabulous.... as are all the texture and details - wow! And I admire your organization for lengthy periods of time - I could use one of these just to get me between breakfast and lunch, lol! xxx Lynn

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  14. Stunning notice holder you created, love all the little details and the structure on the peg. Nice touch with the silverware. =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  15. I never thought about using a peg in this way! What a great idea and I love all the details!
    Lia xx

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  16. Give me a to-do list and I'll to-do the doo out of it! One of my favorite sayings, and it just came to mind when I saw your list! What an attention grabber this is--you'll be sure to never misplace a note ever again! I love the RUST, and that flat ware just steals my heart! I love all your ephemera tied in with those gears! Just a fantastic piece and so functional, too! Seem to have missed that step by step, so I have something to look forward to!

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  17. This is gorgeous, Jenny! Love the texture and the time worn effect! It's so cool! So much detail! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

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  18. Brilliant idea and magnificently executed. The textured rusty finish on the peg is amazing, and I love the vintage ephemera. It must be a regular whirl round your craft table at the moment with the CHA samples and amazing projects like this... as Maya Angelou says: "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
    Alison xx

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  19. wow! What a fabulous inspirational project ! Jenny Your rusted peg is fantastic and what a great idea to embellish it with those fabulous elements and ephemera . Every home should have one of these . hugs x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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