Friday, 15 March 2019

Bleeding Art Challenge March Anything Goes Altered Cotton Reels

Hi all
We are on to the March challenge for Bleeding Art. If only the bleeding weather would warm up lol. This month i decided to dig out my cotton spools which were a lot slimmer than they looked when i ordered them online. I have had them in my stash for a bit as i had no idea what to do with them until now. 

I have created a set of nature themed altered cotton spools.
 As it is supposed to be spring already lol. 

So here is how i made them:
  1. Cut out ephemera and apply glue to the spool, then wide it around the center.
  2. Cut out three 2 inch circles from thick cardstock and glue the spool to the card base,
  3. Spray everything with green mist spray.
  4. Dye cheesecloth green using inks and dry it off before gluing it to the base.
  5. Cut out fairies and glue them to a hat pin.
  6. Apply blobs of glue to the top of the spool and then push the fairies into the whole in the center.
  7. Glue on fake moss, resin flowers and butterflies to the top and pillar.
  8. Glue beads and flowers to the bottom to finish.

Thank you for visiting


Tracy Welham said...

Oh wow, these are beautiful, absolutely stunning. Have a great weekend. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Linda Simpson said...

These are brilliant Katie.
Linda xxx

Shabneez said...

Oooooh these are fab Katie! Shabneez

Katie said...

Thank you Tracy

Katie said...

Thank you Linda

Katie said...

Thank you Shabneez

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Just look at these lovely trio it's like the *Cottingley Fairies* have come to visit. A fabulous way to use up those things we have lying around, scratching our heads wondering what to do with.. Amazing creation. Thank you for sharing Katie.
Creative wishes Tracey x

butterfly said...

Oh, these are delightful - little individual fairy gardens - what a fabulous idea, and beautifully made.
Alison x

Katie said...

Thank you Tracy

Katie said...

Thank you Alison