I joined in with a monthly swap over on UKStampers and the theme this month is to alter a piece of cutlery.
How could I resist a swap like this? I love altering things and especially seem to have a bit of a thing about altering spoons....to the point that I have raided eBay and bagged myself a big bumper lot of old spoons and forks!
Here is the spoon that I altered:
The spoon is an old fashioned dessert spoon so it is a nice size to play with. I used Purple Twilight and Juniper Alcohol Inks from Ranger to colour the spoon as it was originally a very dirty looking silver. Once the alcohol ink layer was on, I sat and threaded lots of beads and metal charms onto a piece of wire....this took aaaages but I love the finished look - wrapping it around the spoon handle and then securing it underneath a piece of an old earring which I coloured with silver Krylon.
I sat a big fat pink pearl in the middle of the old earring part and then using silicone glue, I added lots of Microbeads to the end of the spoon and also to the pearl so cover up the thread holes in it.
I am well chuffed with the finished look and just hope that it is ok for the swap !!! I have to admit that again, my photography is letting me down...no matter how many pics I have tried to take of this spoon, none of them make it look as pretty as it is in the "flesh".
Thanks for looking and have a great day....I am feeling more like my old self again so am off for a day in the room of stash....am looking forward to getting inky and messy again!
Oh, and don't forget to pop by tomorrow as there will be a new Sunday Stamper theme set first thing in the morning.....thanks!
Saturday, 16 May 2009