Monday 17 June 2013

Buttons, Lace and Pearls Challenge from Anything Goes.

Hello bloggers. Another challenge from Anything Goes and this time  its Buttons, Lace and Pearls.

I recently bought a stand with 3 glass jars from a flea market for two pounds! Bargain! I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.

The stand and jar lids are all wooden so I painted them first with white gesso then with Paper Artsy Fresco paint Dolly Mix. Using various sewing stamps from Paper Artsy, IndigoBlu, Tim Holtz I randomly stamped tissue with various shades of lilac/purple inks. This was torn into pieces and using matte medium adhered to the stand and lids.When dried I applied a coat of gesso to tone it all down.

Lace was glued around the edges of the stand and lids and bows and pearls added to the lids. To decorate the ends of the stands, alterations mannequins dies were dressed using netting and ribbon  and spools were wrapped with floss and to finish off die cut and punched buttons were added.

On the front of the stand grunge board letters were painted with Fresco Paint and decorated with buttons and bows.

Finally filled my jars with buttons and bows. What else?

It was so satisfying turning my bargain buy into something practical which now has pride of place on my windowsill.

Don't forget to visit the other DT divas and see their fab creations.

Also, Lynne at Craft Den stocks the stamps and paints so do visit her shop The Craft Den

Bye for now


  1. So beautiful hun...and I love the colour and all your elements too...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  2. What a great transformation!! Love what you have done here and great explanation too how you achieved this!! Gorgeous colours and love the details. So pretyy!
    Hugs Carol xx

  3. Great project Joan. Lovely colour. I'm just in the middle of redecorating and kitting out my craft room. Think a few of these would help keep me more tidy!
    Hugs, Janine xx