Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Recycling For Stampotique

Good morning all, though in my case it's still the middle of the night in the (hopefully) sunny USA.
The wonderful Sam (and Poppy) has chosen recycling as the challenge this week at Stampotique.

This started life as a boring old cork mat that had been living in the loft for years (Neil is a worse hoarder than I am lol) I used a technique that Darcy showed us a little while ago, I loved it the first time I tried it, so wanted to have another go!

Some Fresco paints scraped over the top.
Then some Colourwash spray through a stencil.
Topped off with another layer of white paint.
Then the fun part, lots of stamping.

I've used 
Vintage Script
Journey Collage
Spiralling Out Of Control
and stamped straight onto the mat with Versafine.
Flamingo has been stamped onto sticky backed canvas and coloured with Distress Markers. A couple of coats of matte medium to seal it all, and we're all done.
This was great fun to make, thank you very much Sam.
Hope you can join in with the challenge, and don't forget there's a chance to win a $30 gift certificate.
Enjoy your day, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. A wonderful alteration with beautiful colours and images

    Chrissie x

  2. Good Morning Sue. How fabulous. I love what you have done. It's such a stunning piece of art. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxx

  3. What a fabulous bit of upcycling! Love the layers of colour, and the image is fab too.
    Alison x

  4. Hello??!! I have one of those cork tiles, Sue, and I am definitely going to have a go at this, too! Love, love, love it!

  5. Very sunny and very hot here where I am in the US! What a gorgeous alteration! I love the pink colors and fabby Flamingo! Enjoy!

  6. great job. love your layering!

  7. what a great idea to use a cork tile! might have to steal some from my own kitchen, lol
    and your piece turned out so cute :)

  8. This got a huge thumbs up from Poppy and me! Just love the recycling ♥

  9. So fantastic, a wonderful project.

  10. A wonderful make Sue, your background is fabulous !!! As well as your Flamingo on sticky Canvas !! Have a fab week-end and holidays time... Coco xx


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