Monday, 1 June 2015

Mixed Media Mojo Challenge - Summer

The theme for the latest Mixed Media Mojo Challenge is Summer and the twist is monochromatic.

When I was younger, many years ago, I use to pick flowers in the summer and press them in books, so for my DT piece I decided to alter a flower press that I found in a local charity shop. This is the finished press.


This is the flower press before I altered it.


When I took the press apart I found some long forgotten pressed flowers in it.


I started by painting the top with orange acrylic paint.


I then spread some DecoArt Weathered Wood Crackle Medium and painted it with a beige coloured paint.


In my stash I had a lovely piece of paper that was free in one of the Stampington magazines, I stamped the PaperArtsy/Lin Brown flower four times to make one large flower. I cut this out and glued it to the press.


I cut out two of the smaller flowers from the same stamp set and joined them together with a brad, I coiled some wire and fixed it to the back of the brad and then I glued it to the press. I added some words.


This is a photo of the flower press with some freshly picked flowers ready for pressing.


I'd like to share my project with
The Artistic Stamper challenge - Summer Is On It's Way.
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes.

The rest of the Design Team have made some wonderful inspirational pieces so why not pop over to  Mixed Media Mojo to take a look.

14 comments:

  1. A stunning press. Just adore the texture in the background and the scrumptious oranges of the flower.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. Beautiful piece Hazel, how nice to find the pressed flowers still in it!

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  3. a great make over on your flower press x

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  4. Very beautiful ideas on this lovely project

    Chrissie xx

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  5. You are so talented Hazel, love this.

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  6. A brilliant bit of upcycling/altering, Hazel.

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  7. Wow Hazel - your crackle background is FABULOUS. Makes me think that your BEAUTIFUL flower has just pushed it's way through all that crackled earth to bloom. What a WONDERFUL idea to put that GORGEOUS flower on top of a flower press. And how neat that you found flowers inside already done and have more ready to go in too!! What fun. Thanks bunches for sharing with Rhedd's Creative Spirit. j

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  8. Beautifully altered Hazel! xxx

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  9. Brilliant job, what a transformation :D xx

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  10. This is a lovely piece Hazel the colours the flowers every thing about it smacks of summer is coming. Thank you for entering it in our challenge over at the artistic stamper. x

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  11. such a fab idea and so very pretty.
    I used to pick petals and put them in water and think I was making perfume lol.
    Happy Sunday xx

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  12. What a fantastic find...not just the press,but the contents too.
    Fabulous alteration...I love it.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

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  13. Love this altered flower press and what amazing goodies to find long forgotten! Awesome details too! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

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