Thursday, May 11, 2017


Hello Friends, Welcome to my blog!! Today am sharing an altered art project with you all. I have altered an empty salt tin into a mixed media pen stand. 

This project is inspired from Ola Khomenok's tutorial on altered bottle.  I first gave two thick coats of gesso to the tin and started working on the textures. The ideas to make different textures was inspired from Maremi small art. Initially I created textures using stencil and texture paste. Then mixed seed beads , urad dal and fenugreek seeds with texture paste and applied randomly. Stuck some lace and thread and glued the handmade flowers( made using recollections 5 petal punch) The feather is hand cut from watercolor paper. Finally covered the embellishments and textures using diluted gesso. 


Once everything is dried I  started working on mists and sprays. I used home made shimmer spray of crimson color as the base coat. Then dabbed  some  metallic red and copper color  paint here and there finally dry brushed using old gold metallic paint. Added some dots using liquid pearls. 

Now this salt tin is ready to decorate my craft table as I will be using it to store my brushes and tools. Hope you all liked this post. See you soon with another post. Have a great weekend!!

Entering this project to the following challenges:

1.Creative Artiste mixed media - " Anything mixed media"
2. Country view challenges - " Flower power"
3.Let's craft and create challenge - " make your own background" - I made the background using textures and paint sprays.
4.More mixed media challenge - "Anything mixed media with optional twist to use color pink"
5.A bit more time to craft - "  Anything goes"
6. Rhedd's creative spirit - " Altered art/ mixed media"
7.Altered eclectics - " Altered art"
8.We love to create challenge blog - " Anything creative/mixed media"
9.Rainbow craftykari challenge - "blooms magic" - All the flowers are handmade using recollections five petal punch.