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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Altered Faux book

Hello everyone, hope you are well :-) Here I am with a project that is a little different for me-an altered faux book. For this I used a bare wooden faux book with a drawer inside the spine. I used Viva Terra texture paste which I embossed by stamping into it while wet with uninked stamps. I then used three different colours of Metallic acrylic paint in Purple, Silver and Blue.
 I applied the paint with sponges from the pound shop, and it gave it a sheen which shimmers and changes the colour in the light.
I painted the drawer in the same paints too to carry on the effect throughout the project.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons: Anything but a card
Crafts and Me: Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday: Anything but a card
Crafty Bloggers Network: Love Paints
Fashionable Stampers Challenge: Embossing

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments :-)

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous I so want to try this myself.

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  2. Stunning Elaine, thanks for entering the CBN challenge, good luck xxx

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  3. this is beautiful! x
    want to try now!!!! x

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  4. This is gorgeous, love the colour....

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  5. Fabulous and loving the colours too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Wow, this looks fabulous.

    Catherine x

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  7. Oh this is just beautiful!!!! You have a lovely blog :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  8. This is brilliant I love it xx Jan

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  9. This is gorgeous Elaine, love the colors and how they chsnge in the light xx

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  10. That is just fab what a lovely project xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. Gorgeous Elaine, hope you are keeping well and have a lovely weekend. Chris xx

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  12. Looks beautiful, love the textured finish and the metalic sheen. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
    Merggymay

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  13. What a fantastic interpretation of our embossing theme ;). Love the colours and the stamping on Terra - great project!

    Thank you for joining our Fashionable Stamping Challenge ;). Joanna x

    Ps. Please come and join my 2nd Blogaversary candy ;-). Hope to see you there and good luck!

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  14. Oh wow this is amazing, love it :-)


    x Sazzle xx
    (lincs crafty girl)

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  15. very pretty and unique :-) xxx

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  16. Your altered faux book is stunning! Love those colors and embossing! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

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  17. Elaine this is incredible, I love the embossing and metallic colours. Im so glad to see an altered project from you too, youre a natural. I look forward to seeing more. Lee x

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  18. This is gorgeous - I love the colours. Love this faux book - not seen one before - fab idea :)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything but a Card' challenge. Don't forget if you share a Top Tip with us you could win our Top Tipper prize :)

    Thanks for playing :)

    Carol x

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  19. Great project love all the embossing! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

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  20. A fantastic creation with great details!

    Thanks for joining us at the Fashionable Stamping challenges !!
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  21. gorgeous hun


    thanks for joining us at CFAS this week

    jen xx

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  22. Great box, I love how you were able to stamp into the textured paste. Thanks for joining the Anything But A Card Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

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Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them all :-) Elaine-xxx-

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