Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wind Chime makeover

The current challenge at eclectic Paperie is to use flowers on your project!
Easy-peasy everybody - won't you join us?

I picked up this wind chime at the gift shop in my grocery store. While it is very pretty as it is, I felt that it would be greatly enhanced by the addition of some Tim Holtz Distress Paint!
I cleaned off each flower with vinegar and coated each one with Studio Gesso.
The paint colors I chose to use are:
seedless preserves, victorian velvet, mustard seed, wild honey, broken china

It took two coats of paint to get the nice creamy look I was going for.
A little dot of Ranger Liquid Pearls in buttercup is the perfect finishing touch.
One of the flowers was missing, (luckily I didn't notice this until after I brought it home or I might not have purchased it!) this gave me the perfect opportunity to add a little metal butterfly by Blue Moon Beads which I blinged up a bit with colored rhinestones. (click photo to enlarge)

I'm pleased with this make-over - what do you think?
  I hope you'll put together a card, layout, or off the page project using flowers and link it up with us at eclectic Paperie!
If you are interested in purchasing these yummy Tim Holtz Distress Paints, I've linked them up to the awesome eclectic Paperie online store for you.


Creative M said...

Have a wonderful day,
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Kim said...

Teresa...this is an awesome make over! Those colors looks wonderful with the rustic look of the bell...Just perfect!

Anita Houston said...

Oh looks fabulous...perfectly Spring!

Broni said...

I LOVE what you've done with an already awesome set of wind chimes....made it even more AWESOMER! (Ok, so that's not a word, but in this case, it should be!) Painting the flowers was brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along in this eP challenge with us!

Tracy said...

Wow Theresa loooove your makeover on the chimes...stunning!!

butterfly said...

This is so pretty - so sorry I must have missed it last time around. The finish of the paints on the flowers is so cool - a delicious makeover!
Alison x