Sunday, 1 March 2015

Junk in your trunk

Hello everyone and a very happy March to you all!!!
Here in the northern hemisphere this is the month Spring is meant to start, - well I for one can't wait!

It being the first of the month, there are new challenges everywhere. This is my second project for today, with a third one appearing still later in the day, - pfew.



At Our Creative Corner, the lovely Candice has chosen the theme Junk in your Trunk, and this is what she had to say:Create something out of any kind of junk and re-fashion it either into something useful, functional or beautiful for the JUNK IN YOUR TRUNK challenge this month.
Candice is leaving the challenge open to your interpretation of what constitutes “Junk”
It may mean a set of hideously patterned china that you want to smash up and a make a mosaic...
It may mean reams of patterned paper you have lying around that you turn into a collage masterpiece...
It may mean doing something with skeins of wool that you intended to make a a sweater with...
It may mean doing something with rusty keys,nuts and bolts and random pieces of wire that you pick up off the street...




Well, there you go, plenty of scope to be creative. As you can see, I decided to create a container to hold all of my brushes. It started life as a humble yoghurt pot:
I began by giving it a good coat of gesso and then started to play with a variety of acrylic paints and texture and crackle mediums.
I just spread them on with the help of s palette knife and a brush and had great fun messing about.
Here are some other views:

I used mostly Decoart Media Line products, spreading the crackle paste on in different thicknesses, to get different sized crackles and textures.
Next I cut a doily with a Cheery Lynne die, using packaging from a 7 Dots Studio stamp set, (another bit of recycling lol). I loved the colours and textures on the packaging and they fitted my colour scheme perfectly.

Finally a few flowers, a stamp from the Tim Holtz Mercantile set and a couple of die cuts, finished it all off.

As you can hopefully see, I added some crackle to the die cuts too and sprayed the flowers in similar colours.


Hope you like my paint brush holder; because of its shape it is pretty practical, as it does not take up too much space, yet holds a lot of brushes.
Do make sure to go over to the Our Creative Corner Blog to see the amazing projects my team mates have created, you will not be disappointed! And of course if you decide to play along, we will all love that!!!

Of course like always there is a prize to be won too! This month our sponsor is

Meanwhile, thanks so much for dropping in here right now, and like I said, it's a busy day today, for I will be sharing yet another project later today.


32 comments:

  1. Beautiful recycling, and a lovely theme! Valerie

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  2. I've been allocated half an hour before system restoration continues, then fingers crossed my computer activities will be back to normal. So quickly popping in say what lovely work Astrid.

    B x

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  3. Oh wow - das ist ein toller Behälter für deine Pinsel geworden ! Ein tolles Thema mit viel Raum für kreative Ideen - ich hoffe ich finde die Zeit wieder einmal dabei zu sein. Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  4. Wow Astrid. You never cease to amaze me with all your creative ideas. I just love this brush box and all that you've done to make it your own. The colours and crackles look fabulous and maybe I should get more creative. Thank you for sharing how it was done. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  5. Stunning! Who would believe it was every a yoghurt pot. I love the blue flowers

    Chrissie xx

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  6. I can safely say that this is the best looking yoghurt pot I have ever seen! :) gorgeous! Xx

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  7. I´m just blown away here again today Astrid, with both this box here and also the book in your last entry is out of this world gorgeous. You are really one of the most talented girls, I´ve ever seen and all you make always looks sooo fabulous, and these projects are amazing and sooo sooo beautiful made in every little detail.

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  8. An AMAZING container Astrid -love all this textures!

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  9. The shape of the yoghurt pot is brilliant, i have only seen round ones lol! Amazing transformation Astrid, loving the colours, crackle and the simple wording. AWESOME project :-) xxx

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  10. What a great idea !!!! Great job !
    Best regards Berdien

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  11. Gorgeous, that was my first idea to this topic at OCC, but you were faster ;-)! Hugs, Kerstin

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  12. You always amaze me with your texture and layering on your projects and this one is no exception. Simply beautiful and what a great container for brushes. Thank you for your inspiration at the OCC my teamie. xxx Laurie

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  13. This was a perfect type of make-over that I was hoping that people would imagine for Junk in Your Trunk, Astrid. I loved the colours and the texturing and you would never guess that what you turned it into started life off as a Yoghurt container. Thanks so much for the fantastic inspiration.

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  14. Astrid! I'd have to say, your transformation of this simple yogurt pot is AMAZING!! It's too pretty now, to just hold your paint brushes :) :) LOL :) :) Your layers of texture is amazing (and one of my fav things that you do!)!! Just a phenomenal make-over for Candice's Junk in Your Trunk challenge!! Way to go!! XOXO-Shari

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  15. Such a great amount of textures, amazing! The artistic choices are perfect and even the yoghurt pot is original. Fabulous interpretation of Candice's challenge !

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  16. Ohhh!! One of the best examples of recycling I've ever seen, Astrid - just gorgeous with all those beautiful colors and textures. Too pretty for brushes! xx Lynn

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  17. Hi Astrid, I loved your brush pot from the sneak peek but great to see all the texture close up. The crackle is amazing! Hugs Jan x

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  18. What a spectacular recycling project Astrid!! I've been dying to get a closer look at your incredible textures! Your colours are so dreamy and I love your treatment of the doily!! This will look amazing on your desk! hugs :)

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  19. Your repurposed yogurt pot is not only functional But REALLY COOL! The muted, blended colors are so pretty and all of the crackled texture really disguises the fact that there is a yogurt pot underneath! Amazing transformation!

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  20. What a stunning transformation and gorgeous way to house those well loved brushes. The texture and crackled effects are incredible. Love the colors and the doily with flowers is a great touch. Of the various crackle texture pastes out there, can you LMK which one you prefer? I Have not purchased a paste medium and love the lack of gloss! Hugs!

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  21. It’s really amazing what you did with a yogurt pot…beautiful transformation in your own awesome style…love crackles and black letters...beautiful, dear Astrid!
    Hugs from Slovenia

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  22. That's the most beautiful piece of junk I've ever seen! Wonderful way to recycle and a beautiful way to display your brushes. Love it Astrid :O)

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  23. Wow! A brilliant transformation - must have a go at your crackle technique! An altogether stunning make! Chrisx

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  24. That really is a good shape for brush storage - and the crackle and the colours are as always just delicious (seems an extra appropriate word when there's yogurt about!). Fabulous!
    Alison xx

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  25. Love your up cycling Astrid and a fabulous result with lots of amazing textures/details. Tfs and hugs Annie x

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  26. Love this project. What a fabulous looking brush box. !!!

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