Tuesday, 1 July 2014

New Challenge Month at Altered Eclectics

Pop over to ALTERED ECLECTICS and see all the fantastic DT pieces to inspire you this month. 
I've opted for a small project for my DT submission - an altered key ring.  Remember we are an altered art only challenge blog, no cards, ATCS or other papercrafts please.  If you enter these you are unlikely to receive a comment and will definitely not be entered into the draw.
Now the rules are out of the way, here's my project.

I started with a cheap plastic key ring with a piece of advertising card inside.  The fob was in one piece so I couldn't remove the card, I had to cover it up.  As usual I opted for a monochromatic theme, which I think on small pieces is more effective anyway.
First of all I used black StazOn and a large swirl stamp on one side, ensuring the stamp went off the edges.  This gave a nice effect around the clear part of the plastic which could be seen from both sides.
Next I cut two pieces of black card and using Crafty Individuals' script stamp and StazOn Opaque white, lightly stamped the cards to give a soft background.  The white ribbon was stuck on before the  monogram letter was stamped and heat embossed using white embossing powder. 

The cards were lined up on both sides and glued down with a strong adhesive before the final embellishments were added.


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