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.