Thursday, April 2, 2020

Imagine: An Altered Cutting Board

This is my last project using the March Kit from Très Jolie: I’ve altered a cutting board using the Mixed Media Kit, featuring not only the board but a transparency, a set of resin frames, flowers and butterflies and the mediums to tie it all together.

I started by slightly watering down a dab of the Olive Green acrylic paint. I used this to coat the front and sides of the board and setting it aside to dry.
Meanwhile, I took a chipboard word from my stash and applied several coats of embossing powder to give it some dimension.
Back to the cutting board… I traced this onto the transparency sheet and cut it out to fit.
I gave the board a thorough coating of gel medium and covered it with the transparency, using a brayer to flatten it to the surface.
Next, I thinned the Café au Lait acrylic paint with an equal amount of water. I covered both of the resin frames (the watered down paint gives a whitewash look when dry) and used the remaining paint to lightly go over the center of the transparency.

Time to assemble… I used gel medium to fasten the larger frame and added the chipboard “Imagine”, using thin strips of foam tape to make it pop.
Once that was set, I backed the left side of the smaller frame wit more foam tape and applied gel medium to the bottom of the right side to glue it all down.
The cutting board came with a white rope hanger that just didn’t match my project, so I traded it out with a thick piece of twine to keep with the rustic look.
I used all the flowers that came with the kit, as well as an entire package from the Main Kit to embellish the frames, tucking in vines that I had fussy cut from the remaining transparency.
 Lastly, I double layered the butterflies, gluing the rust over the patina and scattered them here and there to finish my project.

A few closeups:



***Très Jolie March Mixed Media Kit***
Darice – Unfinished Wood Paddle – 6.2” x 12” #30052991
13 @rts – Transparent Printed Foil – Rhapsody
49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Flower Mini Series 01 – Ginger #MS-88367
Prima – Memory Hardware – Resin Frames – Petite Round Frame #993658
Prima – Finnabair – Mechanicals – Scrapyard Butterflies #967147
13 @rts – Ayeeda Medium – Acrylic Gel Medium – Transparent
13 @rts – Acrylic Paint – Café Au Lait
13 @rts – Acrylic Paint – Olive Green

***Très Jolie March Kit***
49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Country Blooms – Ginger #CB-88480

Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Dream Word Set
Blue Fern Studios – Imagine Ink – Embossing Powder – Black Sand
Ranger – Embossing Powder – Super Fine Detail – Black #EPJ37392

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