Friday, 20 September 2013

Decopatched Letter E

Afternoon Folks

And a very nice afternoon it is here in my little bit of paradise. The sun is actually shining and it looks set to get even better for the weekend :)

Anther quick share for you today.
I'm still on a making anything but a card thing so this time I've tried my hand at decopatching! This papier mache letter E has been sitting on a shelf, half forgotten, for long enough ... time something was done about it. And all I've done really is cover the letter using decopatch papers and PVA glue that came free with a Crafts Beautiful magazine a month or two ago ... couldn't be simpler. I had fun tearing up the paper into small workable pieces and gluing and covering all the surfaces, trying to ensure that the patterns were fairly evenly distributed.
Once it was completely dry it was decorated with a selection of flowers from Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts and The Works using a hot glue gun. I made the lace layer you can see under the gorgeous grey flower, simply by running thread along one edge of a length of white cotton lace, drawing it up and sewing it together to form the flower shape. Some of the flowers are made of layers hot glued together, giving them a lot more dimension than if left as one layer. The swirly gem flourishes, from K&Company, complete the embellishment.

This is going to look very decorative in my new craft room and, as a bonus, I've used up yet more stash that's been lingering in my drawers forever :)

Right, almost time for Pointless and then dinner.

Have a lovely evening and happy crafting,


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Elizabeth, it's so pretty and it will look lovely in your craft room huggles hun Sue xxx

BJ said...

Beautiful "E" the swirly gems set it off perfectly. I have my "BJ" and "G" on my wall and love them. Some of the miniature roses from my bouquet the other week dried in little budlets so I have placed them on my letters as well now. BJ

MagsB said...

Wow, Elizabeth, this is so gorgeous! What beautiful papers - and the touch of lace is just perfect, too!

love Mags B x

Di said...

Isn't decopatch such fun?! Lovely result too :)

Hugs, Di xx

Jackie said...

It looks so pretty, I must try my hand at this decopatch lark one of these days :o)
Jackie xx

Carol L said...

This turned out to be so pretty, and without a doubt, it will look great in your craft area! NJ!

kay said...

This is gorgeous,love the swirl x

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty! Such pretty papers and flowers!

Diane said...

What a fun and colorful project.

Regards diane

Irene said...

What an amazing and beautiful caraft make. It's brilliant.
Thank you for your comments on my blog.

MaryH said...

Ok, Decopatch was a new term for me. I learn so many things at the Playground! This is just lovely, and what a beautiful thing to have ready for your new craft room. Love the added flowers on that very pretty paper. Can't wait to see photos of your new craft area with the wonderful flowery E all set in its special place. TFS