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Saturday 10 November 2012

Altered lightbulb challenge

So as you all know the bramford girls set an altered challenge a month. One of which i still have to finish which is a small shadow box/ But Nancy gave us a light bulb. Yes light bulb i hear you say, and for days i looked at it, pondered, put it to one side and looked at it again. Did a little Internet research ......... and finally decided to tackle it.
Originally i wanted to turn it in to an owl - that didn't work
Just by chance looking at some old paperarsty ding and dong stamps, I thought this may just work.
Firstly i covered my light bulb in tissue paper with rangers glue and seal. Made the hanger from wire and beads. Stamped the wing and bird head in grunge board and glued it to the light bulb and added more tissue paper to hide the edges and keep the grunge board firmly attached
Next i pained my bird with some ranger and paperartsy fresco paints. Once covered in layers of paint i stamped a clock on to tissue paper and adhered to the bulb using glue and seal. I then highlighted areas in distress ink (peacock feathers) added watch parts and some glitter glue. Another coat of glue and seal , and project complete.

Entered for : Tando Challenge - wings
                      Happy daze - brighten up the month
                      Artistic stamper monthly challenge - Anything goes


  1. I can't wait to see this in real life! x

  2. Oh Karen I do love your light bulb,see you at P/Maze
    Janet x

  3. wow your decoration is stunning. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

  4. Looks creative ;) Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month.
    xoxo Sioux