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Sunday 7 October 2012

Alter or Recycling at PanPastel UK

Good morning, brrrrrr its a nippy one this morning and my cold is no better so I'm planning a very lazy day today but before I go put my feet up with a box of tissues and a lemsip, here's my DT project for PanPastel UK. This week our theme is to alter or recycle something. 

Here's a pic of the cabinet before I altered it, the top of the cabinet had some really nasty water marks but I didn't want to throw it away so out came the sandpaper, paint and PanPastels.

I gave the cabinet a light sanding and then two coats of cream satinwood, and then once that was dry I got to work with my PanPastels and a sofft sponge. I just used three colours, violet, magenta extra dark and burnt sienna shade and just applied them with horizontal swipes with the sponge. I gave it all a spray with cheap hairspray and next added some gold paint around the edges. Once that was dry I gave it all another light sanding to distress it a bit more.

I used multi-medium as a sealer and also to decoupage the stamped images. The stamped images are all stamped and embossed in gold on white tissue paper. I've used stamps from Chocolate  Baroque's Lace Fragments, Artistic Expressions and Pretty Birdcage

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge: R is for recycle, repurpose
Dilly Beans: Pink and purple

Thanks for popping by today, hope you're having a lovely Sunday
Claire xx


  1. What an amazing alteration Claire, love the colours and techniques you have used.
    Happy Sunday.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  2. Hi Claire

    a brilliant recycle/repurpose project

    Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges

    hope you feel better soon

    Shaz x

  3. Wow Claire this is awesome

    Jackie x

  4. Definitely and improvement on the original Claire - in fact it's another amazing work of art from you.It's gorgeous.
    Beryl xx

  5. Wow, this is spectacular. You can hardly recognise the cabinet from the original photo. I love the choice of colours, and your stamping is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxxx

  6. Oh my gosh, this is awesome!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

  7. Wow! not a small task then? A wonderful transformation. Thanks so much for sharing with us at R is Recycle at Alphabet Challenge. Caz

  8. Hi Claire, wow what a great idea and so beautifully transformed. Have a great evening. xx

  9. This is beautiful Claire. A brilliant transformation and you wouldn't recognise the cabinet now. Hope you are feeling a little better this evening.
    Christine xx

  10. Claire what a fabulous transformation, love the shabby chic effect, hope you feel better soon. x

  11. awesome recycled table girl!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at ACB it is so nice to c u there!!!

  12. I was so surprised by the picture of the cabinet before you started it!... What a transformation! .. Absolutely blooming wonderful work Claire ...well done
    E xx

  13. Wow Claire! An amazing creation and the colours and images you've added are so pretty.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  14. Fantastic altering job Claire absolutely love this is must be glorious in real life. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

  15. oh MY!! I would love this for my studio- yummy!! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x
    ps going to pinterest this now :-)

  16. Claire....this is going beyond papercrafting ....truly lovely - love visiting your blog! I should comment more lol x Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "Alter It" challenge! Wishes, Suzanne :)

  17. Claire this is amazing..such a gorgeous transformation, love the colours and images and ..just, well, everything ! Esther xx

  18. Very cool alteration! We are so glad to have you join us at Dilly Beans this week! Check out my blog for a chance to win some Cosmo Cricket goodies -

  19. OMG Claire, how creative are you, I would never have thought to do that, it's just wonderful. Love It, hugs Suzanne


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