Friday, February 1, 2013

Bits

TGIF!!!!  Playing along with Frilly and Funkie's newest challenge of "Spruce It Up"  and I was not sure if I was going to do another 3-Ring Binder Insert to identify stamps or something totally new.  While looking around, I saw this plastic container that I have been tossing in "Bits" of ribbon, thread, sequins, etc.  You get the idea!  I am also linking this to Eclectic Paperie "Altered Boxes."  So here we go and this is a little picture heavy!  Not some of the white areas are reflections from the Pewter Mica Flakes and a little of the Mod Podge is not completely dried, but it will dry to crystal clear! 

Before, well an empty one!

The first thing I did was to take two way adhesive sheets and apply to the empty, cleaned container.  Next was to place Tim's Tissue wrap on the container and a coat of Rock Candy Crackle and let it dry.  I thinned out some Fresco Finish "Chocolate Pudding" and applied to the crackle until I was satisfied with the color.  Let this dry and then applied a thick coat of Mod Podge and began adding some glitter/bead mixture, left over butterflies, threads, etc.,  and also added thicker areas of Glossy Accents to collect more of my mixture.  Let this dry and another coat of MP.

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This is what my empty container will be used for!
The letters were cut Tim's Word Play die from grungepaper, inked randomly with Distress Stains, Vintage Photo and Tarnished Brass and then sprayed with water to run and blend.  Another set was cut from chipboard and then covered with UTEE. 
Hope you have some great fun planned for the weekend!  We are meeting up with friends for a birthday dinner tonight and then again for Superbowl Sunday.  Thank you for taking the time to visit!

38 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Cool Terry! I have an unloved bits box too, but not as brave as you about decorating it! Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Yvonne

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Charlene said...

This is really cool! Love the crackle and the mica flakes!!

CuddlyBunny said...

I. LOVE. THIS.

Love!

Ingenious use of recycled container and art supplies to create a one-of-a-kind goodies tub!

2amscrapper said...

amazing--you'd never know....

lilscrappers said...

This is perfect, love how you used multi media bits to decorate :) this is what I would like to do but I'm not brave enough.

butterfly said...

This is so amazing Terry - the textures, surfaces, sparkle - wow!!
Alison x

Debbie said...

How awesome is this! Love it! Fabulous details and love the crackle!

Wishes
Debbie

Buttons said...

What a total transformation Terry!!! SO glad you showed each layer as it progressed. That is one superb container for your treasured 'bits'. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie, and have a wonderful weekend, hugs Jenny x

craftattack said...

I love it, just beautiful! I could do with a container like that but in bath tub size to house my bits! Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

Wow Terry, what a great way to store all your bits. Really like the crackle and love the name of the Fresco paint - Chocolate pudding, need some of that! Wonderful recycling! Hugs, Anne x

Beth said...

GF you are so dang creative and I love the fact that you recycled what a cool project.
Hugs

Karin said...

a gorgeous recycled creation! Have a nice weekend!

Netty said...

A terrific makeover Terry and am sure you are pleased with it...........but is your dog happy about it? lol xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Terry, a bits box with so many interesting bits to see...love the detail of the crackle too
Dot x

Michele said...

TOTALLY COOL! wow this is awesome. xo

1CardCreator said...

I saw the 2nd pic and said no way! This can not be what you used to make your stunning container! Love how it came out, really special! ~Diane

Samantha Elliott said...

Great upcycling there Terry! Your box looks wonderful and loved now! The crackle looks great.
xx

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great recycled project Terry. We have a few of those jerky containers laying around here too. hum??? might just have to do something with them
hugs Lynn

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun is that- a great hiding place for the trims- fab job- love the dimensional letters of grunge board!

Vada said...

Amazing!! Wow Terry! I would of never thought of this. Love It.
Hugs Vada

Ira Huberts said...

That is one supercool altered box Terry! You did an amazing job with the crackle and mica flakes!! Enjoy your weekend, Ira x
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Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great altered box Terry end a gorgeous background yu mede.
Greetings Janny

Marjie Kemper said...

That's a fabulous transformation, Terry! My dishwashing tablets come in a box like that... may have to makeover one myself. Hope you'll join us at eclectic Paperie for our Altered Box challenge... this is wonderful!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, that's really a gorgeous idea and a wonderful altered box.

Sandra said...

What a fabulous spruce job! So cool to see the before and after picture! The crackle look amazing! Hugs, Sandra

Linda R said...

What a wonderful idea.. Looks great my friend.

Hugs~

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, what a stunning alteration, so beautiful and creative, love the crackle effect. Have a great day. xx

Tracy said...

Loving your sparkley crackled box Terry...from the original container to Amazing!!
Hugs
xox

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oooooh...I love the crackle texture! Amazing transformation!

Micki said...

ooohhhhh I love it. I just love to take everyday household items and alter them. This is gorgeous. Love the crackle. Thanks so much for playing along with us for eP's Get Altered challenge.

Brenda Brown said...

Now that's what I call a transformation, such a difference. Love all the bits you have added to it and now it is a great functional piece.
Hope you enjoyed the weekend activities.
Hugs Brenda xox

PetraB said...

totally awesome, what a transformation!

Krisha said...

WOW! Great container and I love that you used the word bits. Dyna (my dog) says she would like it better filled with the original treats!!!

butterfly said...

Oops... I should also have said thank you so much for playing along with us at eclectic Paperie!
Alison x

Donna Gibson said...

Very cool Terry! I never would have thought to put adhesive sheets on a plastic container to alter it! It turned out beautifully and I LOVE the crackle finish on it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

Jane Wetzel said...

way cool idea! love your container!

Sue C said...

Fabulous spruce up job you've done Terry ! Love the texture you've created, a great addition to your craft space ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x