Saturday, June 8, 2013

eP altered spoon challenge

This month's Get Altered Challenge 
at eclectic Paperie is to alter a spoon!
If you pop on over to eP and click on the design team projects you will see lots of gorgeous inspiration. Many of them are quite antique-y and vintage-y mine is very different from those!

What happens when you take a plain ole wooden spoon. . .
paint on some gesso and Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Brushed Pewter . . . 
and add some $1 earrings off the Walmart clearance rack? . . .


You get - fish! 
Yep, I went all fun, bright, and whimsical with my altered spoons and made them in to fish!
The background started with Gel Medium applied to a canvas through a stencil by istencils to create a resist.
Layers of Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Salty Ocean, Broken China, Mowed Lawn, and Seedless Preserves sprayed with water and moved around the canvas came next. Then Silks Acrylic Glaze in Sky Blue to add a little shimmer. 
I rubber stamped script on the backs of sea glass chips with Staz-On Ink and used them to make a frame.
Just add fish and you have a cute piece of artwork! My grand daughter's favorite creatures are fish so this piece will hang in her room. 
(click on photo to enlarge and enhance)
 So, plain or fancy, antique or contemporary - find yourself a spoon and do something creative with it! You have until Midnight Eastern June 19th to link up your project to be entered for a $15 gift certificate to the awesome eclectic Paperie online store. I do hope you'll join in the fun!
If you have a moment, click on the link above to see the Mixed Media Art I have for sale, perhaps there is a piece you'd like for your home or for a gift! 
Thanks for stopping by today, 
I'd love to hear your comments!

12 comments:

Donna-Marie said...

This is FAB!!!!
So creative...you really rocked this project!!!!

Micki said...

Wow....... I would have never, ever in a million years come up with that. AWESOME. Absolutely love those fish.

TeenaBugg38 said...

What????? How cool!!!! I agree,,,,I would never ever have thought of this....very creative and so flippin cool....you are an artist my friend!

Angella Dee said...

absolutely wonderful idea. You never cease to amaze me!!! well done.

toni said...

Ingenious! Fancy being able to see a little fish in a wooden spoon brilliant take on the challenge!

toni said...

Totally brilliant! Love. The fish , the canvas background a nd the stamped sea glass. Fantastic project x

Anita Houston said...

Original, whimsical, and just plain FUN!!!! I love the texture of the ocean itself, and your spoon fish are adorable!

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is amazing...so creative. I absolutely love the background. Gorgeous colours and textures and the shine really accent the stencilling. Those fish are so whimsical and fun. Freat use of the earring parts and the wooden spoons. Very cool project!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, Teresa, I'm just now seeing this post and I am in love!! Those fish are too cute! What a seriously fun project!

Tracy said...

Woohoohooo Teresa ...this is so special, love what you created with the sppons!!
Hugs
Tracy
xoxo

Annette Green said...

How very clever! I love it!!

Colleen said...

Theresa,
This is the cutest, I'm printing this one out for my idea board. I think it would be a great project for my grandson to make for their dad. I think it's quite the catch. LOL