I just love to have my craftroom goodies displayed in fun and unusual ways... After all, the plastic containers do get somewhat boring after all. I purchased this bubble gum machine awhile back. It was on clearance for $5.00 and wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but I knew it would find a home in my craftroom eventually. I decided to alter it and it would contain my pearl collection.
Using all different items to provide texture such as laces, wood, plastic, chipboard, metal beads, pearls, paper diecuts etc. they all can give that extra UMPH to your altered piece.
The sprays I used are Lindys Sprays in the following colors:
SEA MINT GREEN
PONDEROSA PINE OLIVE
TAINTED LOVE TEAL
GLORY OF THE SEAS GOLD
OZ'S EMERALD CITY
ETHEREAL EMERALD MOON SHADOW
BUCANEER BAY BLUE MOON SHADOW
It's amazing how all the different products spray up beautifully. Once I achieved the colors I wanted I then topped it off with Inka Gold in coordinating shades.
I love the finished product and it will be so much fun to run and get a handful of pearls to use in my art from my new altered bubble gum machine. Take a look around the house for unusual containers for storing your embellishments, slap some paint and sprays on it.
For a bit more inspiration, here are couple of more pieces I altered. This was originally a Christmas Advent Calender box kit I got at Hobby Lobby. I think it cost me $7.00 with my coupon. I altered it to hold all my T!m Holtz Ideology. It holds a ton of goodies. I have a Snapguide Tutorial here if you would like to check out the creative process for this: https://snapguide.com/guides/create-altered-embellishment-holder/
And below is a cigar box that was transformed to sit on my daughters vanity to store her makeup and eyelashes.
|This is the top of the altered box|
|This is the inside of the altered box.|
Rhedds's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
That Crafty Place -Anything Goes Mixed Media
SanDee & Amelies Steampunk - Tic Tac Toe... I chose Deep Sea Colours / Metal / Crackle
Crafting By Design - Reuse / Recycle
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes