Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Altered spoon from the homefront . . .

 Hi everyone, Tracy here today with an altered spoon to share with you all.
Wanting to add a little something extra to some of my containers at home in my garden and at the allotment I grabbed a few supplies . . .

My favourite go to stamp set -
along with a few essentials 
Faber Castell Gel Medium
 Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Distress Paints and Distress Ink Pads
Archival ink pad
 Clear Embossing Ink pad 
Inkssentials Kraft tag
and lastly a little Raffia.
My favourite part . . . Getting Messy!
I started by applying a layer of Gel Medium to the spoon, leave it to dry or if you are impatient like me then blast it with a Heat Tool.
Next came a layer or two of Distress Paint in Picket Fence, smudging it around with my fingers!
Time to ink up the little house stamp with an Archival Ink Pad, no acrylic block needed as the spoon curves it`s easier to apply using your hand.
A little bit missing on the roof but I kinda like the rustic feel.
 Now the fun part, adding color with Distress Paints and Stains.
A little doodle dooo time adding birds, puffs of smoke from the chimney and scribbles . . .

I stamped one of the sentiments from the set, chopped it all up and fixed in place with a hot glue gun.
Next I stamped all over the spoon with a Clear Embossing pad, sprinkled with a little Cosmic Shimmer Embossing powder and set with my ever trusty Heat Tool, repeat the process once more.
 Love what embossing powder adds to a project and how alive the colors become.
At this stage you could use a clear varnish but I think the embossing powder should do just as well . . .
fingers and toes crossed!

Ooops, I almost forgot to mention that I applied Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress Ink all around the edges of the spoon to shabby it up a little.
A quick look at how the spoon started life in my shed and the finished spoon.
The spoon is now at my allotment along with a few others in the wild flower section for all to see.
Want to see more spoons . . . then pop over to this post here on my blog.
Thank you so much for looking
Till next time
Tracy Easson
Susan K Weckesser Design Team Member


  1. Tracy what an amazing concept! I am soOOOO going to do it and share it!!!

  2. This is totally delightful Tracy! Love it!

  3. Thank yooou Lovley ladies!!

  4. Tracy - Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial and supply list! I need to give this project a try.


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