Monday, 14 March 2016

Altered Art with Beck BT

Hi Everyone, it's Beck Beattie here today to share with you an altered art project.  I love how with a bit of paint and some fun items you can really transform a plain and not so inspiring item into something really special.

I started out with the larger of these trio of wooden houses

I had fun adding the divine Indigoblu Cottage paints and gesso to really transform it.  To transform it into something really special though I altered a chipboard die cut dragonfly.  I wanted to share with you how this was given new life in my video below:

The process:
  • Add gesso randomly to the wood piece
  • Add Hot cocoa Cottage Acrylic paint with a pallet knife to the wood piece a little random as well
  • Next place some Townhouse teal on your craft mat and stamp the wood piece into it
  • Add a little Miss Moneypenny and Emerald City with a pallet knife very sparingly
  • Us the Sewing pattern stamp and stamp with brown permanent ink onto the dried wood piece
  • Next take a piece of the cartography papers, add a little gesso and dab with a little hot cocoa paint to tone down the white.  Stamp the words from the 'NaturaI' set and cut and add a little Goldfinger to the edges of the pieces of paper before adhering with the Slap it on (Matt) applied to both sides of the paper as you adhere it to the wood piece.  
  • Add some shadowing with the black neocolor crayon

The products:

Indigoblu products:

English Cottage paints - Townhouse Teal, Miss 
Moneypenny, Hot Cocoa, Emerald City & Goldfinger
'Slap it On 'Matt' & 'Gloss'
Gee-Sso Good!  Gesso
'Sewing Pettern' Red Rubber Stamp
'Nature I' Red Rubber Stamp
Indigoblu Cartography - Mixed Media 
Paper Pad - A6 size 

Other products:

Neocolor II Aquarelle - Black, Veronese Green, 
Turqouise Green & Metallic Dark Gold
Fun Stampers Journey Wood house
Sizzix 'Tim Holtz Alterations' Layered Dragonfly
 die and embossing folder
Chipboard sheet

 Fun Stampers Journey - house to home trio

I hope you enjoyed my share today and I've inspired you to do some home decorating of your own.

Happy Creating!

xxxBeck BT


  1. Beck this is awesome, love the painty background, beautifully transformed. And thank you for the video :) xx

  2. Absolutely up my street...perfect x

  3. Love the background, stunning creation, thanks for sharing the process.

  4. This is one AMAZING project, such an inspiration!!!