April 1, 2011

Altered Easter Decorations

Happy April everyone, and it's time for our Altered Project over at Our Vintage Affair. This month our sponsor is and the prize for the winner this month is this beautiful collection of paper and embellishments The theme is "Easter Decoration" and I got a bit carried away. Had so much fun I made three.

I purchased this little tin bird house at Michaels Craft Store for $ 1 and aged it using Tim Holtz's "chipped enamel" technique then rubbed Gold Metallic Alcohol Ink wherever I chipped the paint off. Added vintage tinsel for the nest. Added flowers from "I Am Roses", ribbon from my stash and this wonderful aged magnetic bird. Next, I purchased a package of paper mache eggs from Michaels Crafts I believe they were $3 for 6 eggs. The technique I used here is the "glue crackle" technique. Added ribbon, some little dry flowers (not sure where I got them), vintage stamens, and flowers from "I Am Roses". Last but not least is my my other egg that I blinged up with several different colors of German Glass Glitter. I think this will look real pretty once it starts to tarnish. I hope you enjoyed and wishing everyone a Blessed Easter. xoxo Toni


downrightcrafty said...

love the bling egg and the crackle effect on the other with those pretty flowers and the bird house is a great addition
have a great weekend
Kate x

Gerri Herbst said...

Love the glittery bird house!Such pretty art.

Julie Forest said...

Wow, Toni! Three magnificent creations!!! LOVE the birdhouse - using the TH enamel technique on it was genius! LOVE the texture on the crackled egg and that German glitter glass is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing these fabulous projects! Happy Easter to you! :)

Anna-Lotta said...

Wonderful... love the little birdhouse :)

Martina2801 said...

Hi dear Toni,
your easter decoration is so beautiful. Especially love the bird house. So beautiful!
Wish you a wonderful week.

ARTful Wings said...

Wow what lovely creations - love the very bling bling egg!! Polly x

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE that bird house!! Absolutely ADORABLE, and the eggs are so sweet!.. Have been working on my ATC, and there have been moments I hated the whole project, I won't lie!!! (0; You're dealing with a rookie who's still learning from her mistakes! But I went to bed, got up this morning with a refreshed attitude and inspiration, and I think I'm starting to like it now!.. Of course I'm not too sure how authentically "steampunk" it is turning out, but yes, I think I'm having fun with it now! Still making final touches on it, and so not even starting packing, but that's how it's going here! Hope you had a great weekend! ~tina

Bohemian Gypsy said...

I love them all Toni. They all look so beautiful and spring-like. I particularly love the crackled egg.

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Hi Toni,very pretty your work, and thanks for coments in my blog!

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