Sep 23, 2012

Alter It

Alter It
 is the challenge this fortnight at FSC!
 The DT's have exceeded themselves and come up with some of the most creative and inspiring pieces that you will see. 
Marina from Cottage Crafts is offering an on-line voucher
 to the top pick from the DT's.

The thought process behind my efforts this fortnight was a little hindered
in that I drank a few bottles of wine 
so that I could use the bottles...

then I saw an altered block of wood over at 
The Artistic Stamper by Lori
and changed my mind!!!

My block of wood was covered in gesso first and then some distress inks
~ then I changed my mind and painted over it with some metallic water-based inks.

Then I stamped some leaves onto some tissue paper and glued it around the edges of each side
 to create a frame.

I added some copper paint for some highlights and to exaggerate the wood feature.
After looking at it for awhile I decided to add some texture paste around the edges of each side, 
blended more metallic paint for lushness 
and then some gold paint for highlights on the raised bits.

Finally I stamped up some dylusional images and coloured them with distress inks, 
carefully cut them out 
and attached them to the block of wood.
I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed this project.

- stamps are from Flonz and Dylusions
- inks are distress inks and metallic inks
- wood is pine, chunky and knotted
- still collecting wine bottles...just in case...


I am entering this project into the following challenges


Yvonne Garner said...

Love it Dot! Love that you began with wine too! Good one on my blog about time flying! I hope all is well. Best wishes, Yvonne

Terry said...

Well if you came up with this gorgeous chunk of wood after drinking three bottles of wine, I am going to down four! Ha! Holy Cow GF, this altered wood block is over the top fabulous! Love the texture and colors! So cool! Hugs!

Claire said...

This is gorgeous Dot, love the finish you've created on that wood. The wine certainly did the trick lol
Claire xx

Brenda Brown said...

Now I realise what I am doing wrong, not drinking enough wine lol.
I love chunky art and this is just amazing, full of fabulous textures and colour. The stamped image is inspired.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Hard to remember that this creation was just a piece of wood!
Lovely ....

greetings, Alie :-)

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A great altered piece of wood Dot
Very very nice
Love it.

Greetings Janny

lynne said...

Hi Dot
Fabulously quirky!!!! Love the girl's hair :)
Have a great Sunday.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Dot, Love it, the colour and texture on this is fabulous, so rich and then to add those adorable images makes it a great piece of art.
Thanks also for joining us at TioT
Avril xx

Fliss said...

I hope you didn't drink all that wine at once Dot!
Your altered block looks just fabulous. The textures and colours are amazing and your stamped and cut out images look stunning (must have taken an age to cut out too!)
Hugs, Fliss xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Dot, it's fabulous! Love the texture and the rich colors, and of course those Dyan stamps. Wonderful project!

Netty said...

Loving this fab creation Dot with its great colours and textures. xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic, its hard to believe its a bit of wood. Great textures abd details.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

:D Thanks for story behind :D Your altered wood block looks wonderful, great colors, love the images :)

Christy said...

Oh this is soooo cool!!! Thanks for joining us at ABAC this week :) :)

Sandra's Spot said...

What a fantastic transformation of a block of wood. Amazing. Hugs Sandra x

Maria said...

This is gorgeous Dot! I love the texture around the edges - it looks lovely with the copper highlights.

Maria x

Ellie said...

LOVE your project, it gave me a new idea, to later a woodblock and then use it to display a photo!