Thursday, November 18, 2010

Altered Mitten Box


Today I would like to share with you my first official Tattered Angels project - a mitten box. This month we were challenged to incorporate wood into our projects - and I chose to alter this old CD rack. I no longer needed it for CD's - my collection has long outgrown this box - so I decided it would make a good basket for the front entry to hold all our mittens.


It was rather boring as is, but some Glimmer Mist fixed that problem pretty quick. ;)


I used glimmer screens with texture medium to create the design on the front, then spritzed with several shades of Glimmer Mist.



Once all the main colours were dry, I added a different texture medium all around the top edge, that looks more like ice crystals. I allowed that to dry, then added Chalkboard Mist in "Chalk" to make it look a little more like snow.



I used the Glimmer Screens on the sides as well, this time with just the Glimmer Mist.




Supplies (Tattered Angels):
Glimmer Mist - Denim Blue, Sapphire, Artic Blue, Moonlight, Dragonfly, Pashmina, Winterpine
Chalkboard mist - Chalk
Glimmer Screens - Winter Crystals (snowflakes), Fanciful Stencils (flourish)

Other Supplies:
repurposed wooden CD rack
texture medium - Liquitex

14 comments:

Gisèle said...

awesome project JJ:-)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Too fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing! I LOVE the textured mediums, you really captured the look of snow and ice!

Adrienne Pierce said...

BLown AWay! WoW! Thanks for sharing!

Amanda Winchester said...

Really, really pretty, JJ!

mrich2500 said...

Great idea...I just don't have any mittens left since moving from the cold tundra called Buffalo, NY to the milder weaters of the NC shore.

Barbara said...

this is such a cool idea. I love the winter theme to it. Great job.

Barb said...

Gorgeous! I love the richness of the layers of colour!

Peg said...

That looks totally amazing!

Zoe said...

This is amazing!!! Totally love it

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

Beautiful, I love how the texture looks like ice!

Rachel Carlson said...

this is fabulous jj, thanks for sharing!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

AWESOMEEEEEEE!!! I love lolve love the texture- this is so cool!

Plume said...

JJ! This project is fabulous! As well as practical! I like the mix between textured mediums and the colours you chose! You could have done a canvas with the same techniques and it would also be fabulous!

Ilene said...

This is great JJ! I love how it turned out and the snow, snowflakes, and colors and textures are so fabulous! Congrats on being featured on Scrapscene :)