"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."
Well, today I have recycled/upcycled project to share that sports a quote from Charles Dickens. I rather like the prior that mentions chocolate, but unfortunately the chocolate didn't make it long enough to be photographed. So, here is what I have to share today for a few mixed media challenges.
Found this at a thrift store for a couple pennies and wondered if it wouldn't make a cute water pitcher. I actually wondered that months ago as it collected dust in a cabinet. As fate would have it, an April rolled around and a flourish of perfect challenges presented themselves and I thought this little 'oil' dispenser could use a new life.
Gathering the traditional mixed media products I began disguising and reinventing...
Wait! What's that?
Well, it's an experiment. You be the judge if you like my watering pitcher actually pouring water (of sorts) along with its flora.
Above you can see the finalized stream of 'water' and later you see that the water has produced the foundation for these handmade flowers.
Another mixed media technique is stenciling and also a requirement for several challenges, so this Gothic stencil with modeling paste was applied to the front of the pitcher.
Another criteria for one of the challenges was to only use (1) stencil, (1) stamp, and (1) color...I chose to do an ombre of pinks.
I used a stamp from Stampin' Up that has this Charles Dickens quote.
And here is is again showing that the liquid (hot glue) stream can be removed if desired.
Thank you so much for your visit and I hope you found some inspiration in this project.
Hugs and happy creating,
I'm off to go rummage up some more chocolate!
Challenges I would love to enter:
Mixed Media Mojo - Recycle/Upcycle: Twist: Flowers
Mixed Media Place - The Power of One (stencil, stamp and color)
The Artistic Stamper - Flora and Fauna
Stamps and Stencils - Anything Goes