Saturday, 24 August 2013

A Carol inspired PaperartsyPencilCase...

A recycled Paperartsy pencil case, at that!! Carol was guesting on Paperartsy this week, as part of their 10th birthday celebrations and came up with some amazing projects... the ones involving sewing are beyond me (no machine, can't sew well by hand to save my life..) but her pencil case was beautiful..

I had one I decorated for a previous Paperartsy challenge, that I decided to re-decorate...nothing like a bit of recycling..

I grunge pasted the fish stencil over the top of the old design, before painting inside and out with Fresco blues - Bora Bora, Beach Hut, Mermaid, I think... different layers and blending went on....

I sanded back the fish to reveal the white paste and "painted" it with treasure golds - an un-named limited edition purple one, (middle) Ruby (left) with some of the purple over the top and White Fire (right)


 I used Lin Brown ELB04 new stamps and my new Wendy Vecchi Ranger archival inks in Cornflower Blue and Fern Green for the stamps - they looked like they would do as underwater ferns and fronds to me
 oops, you can still see some of the old swirls showing through the new paint inside... left it plain inside.
It is so dull and wet here, that I am having real problems getting any decent photos (good job this isn't for a #3up project, they'd be rejected for sure!)

I am linking my project here for the Paperartsy challenge

11 comments:

Lin said...

That came out lovely Helen!! I've recycled one too but haven't blogged yet!! Love that stencil and Lin's new stamps look great!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! Helen this is gorgeous! I love the Treasure Gold fish and those beautiful Lin Brown additions are inspired. Love it! Great colours and blending! Julie Ann xx

sam21ski said...

Oh wow, this looks lovely, those fish look stunning. I didn't even know you could get a fish stencil!!!

Fab bit of recycling there.

Sam xxx

craftimamma said...

I love this too Helen and that fish stencil is great. Thinking outside the box with Lin's stamps is a fab idea.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

brenda said...

This looks really great Helen, there's always something very satisfying when recycling.

B x

Trish said...

Oh it so lovely! I love the fish stencil - really unusual!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous, those fish are fab!

Lucy x

Neet said...

Just love those colours you have used Helen and the fish - I am so in love with them. They look great!
You know me, I am always up for recycling. This is fab!
Hugs, Neet xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Another gorgeous project! I love the fish, they were a great idea.

BJ said...

Love the sea colours you have used great reworking of the pencil case. BJ

butterfly said...

So lovely - those textured fish are an absolute delight!
Alison x