Sunday, 14 November 2010

Getting Grungy !

Grunge Sticky Notepad holder

Finding it a bit difficult to use my sewing machine at the moment with this painful shoulder,had the MRI results,its fractured and part of the bone is lodged in my ligaments ! have to wait now for the surgeon to come back off his hols,another 2 weeks to go ..............

Thought i would try a piece of Tim Holtz Grunge paper to make a sticky notepad holder.
I used a thick layer of "Liquitex Gloss Gel brilliant" onto the grunge and let that dry then painted over with Acrylic metalic gold and bronze,(made a nice textured finish)I then glued onto some leather type card for the inside.

In Poundland i found a couple of packs of foam flowers and butterflies all different shapes and sizes,these i painted up for embellishing the front then found a couple of beads for the butterfly,used some brads to attach the flowers on.
Then i glued the sticky notepad inside another Poundland find lol a nice large oblong one,never seen that size before.A Tim Holtz hinge came in handy for the fastening,with a piece of gold cord burnt ends to pull through.
Didnt take long and kept me from going mad with boredom lol.......Just added a pink one done with my bind it all machine.


Sherry said...

Ouch Pattie!!! That sounds so painful, hope you can keep it under control with painkillers until the Surgeon gets back xx

Love your notebook holder. Great crackled textured effect and those flowers have come up a treat well and truly altered!

Also love your purse in your previous post.

Take care xx

Siobhan Brignull said...

yay the grunge queen is back, ok not the best way to get you back but still nice, sending your (((hugs))) :)

sam21ski said...

Oooh that sounds painful Pattie no wonder you've been struggling.

Wonderful note holder, great colours and texture xxxx

cheryl said...

oh gosh hun cant imagine you having to wait 2 weeks gosh it must be hell,gosh hun really feel for you this note holder is truly stunning the rich colors and texture on this amazing,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Pattie i am loving the grunge in the pink tones. Beautiful textural pieces. Its good to pop by and see your art, i have always been a fan of your inspirational work
hugs June xx

Deborah said...

Hurrah for Poundland! And Sir Tim! Boo to painful shoulders. Sorry to hear it is still giving you gyp, Pattie. Keep your chin up.