Monday, 23 September 2013

Eclectic Elements–Wooden You for UPA

My article for Unruly PaperArts this month is about using wood in your projects and I chose the title ‘Altered Wood'. It is my last article as I am intending to spend more time on my own projects but I am so pleased it is not closing and will continue as a featured blogozine.
If you are anything like me you will have a box of things that you have collected with the intention of altering at some point. For me some of these have been collected at boot fairs, charity shops, left over containers or things I have specifically bought (like shadow boxes), but for this project I chose to use two of the boxes that the small wooden embellishments come in and I knew I wanted to make them into a configurations type box, hinged together.
Here are some of the photos from the article which you can read over at UPA today.
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I would love it if you have the time to pop over to UPA to read the full article and step by step and perhaps leave me a comment over the there as it’s my last article for them. I’d like to wish Nicie and Zoe the best of luck in taking over, without them the blogozine would have had to close.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and for sharing in my artistic endeavours.

hugs {brenda} x0x

23 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Brenda, this is a wonderful make and you will be hugely missed, love the wonderful idea of using two of these boxes together, what a cool idea! hugs Trace x

Buttons said...

Love this Brenda. Such a great idea to hinge the boxes together and I adore the textured stencilling and controlled 'dribbling' on the outside. A fabulous last hoorah for UPA. Hugs, Jenny x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh! What a fabulous project!
I love all about it Brenda!

GORGEOUS!

Redanne said...

This is the most stunning creation Brenda, love the gorgeous embossing and colouring and the little elements inside are just delightful. Hugs, Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow, what an amazing project!!! Love the idea of hinging the boxes and the covers with the stenciling etc looks fantastic!!! Love the colours too, great inspiration!!! The little bits and bobs inside look great too, love this whole project to bits!!

Kathyk said...

Great job matey, your talent is awesome

Kathyk

Karin said...

This is wonderful, it looks great!
Groetjes Karin

Gemma said...

this is beautiful Brenda, love all the different elements and the shabby chic feel to it :) Gem xx

Rita said...

This looks fantastic Brenda. I have some of those lying around somewhere in my cupboard. Hugs Rita xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Wow Brenda - love what you have created here, the colours are fabulous and the texture - well I love it! Karen

Terry said...

HeHeHe! I am working on a wooden something also!! Brenda, you are one heck of a talent that will be missed! Love this altered box, so I am off for all the details! Hugs!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
This palette of the cool Blue and the warm Brown is always pleasing to the eye, your hinged Box has gorgeous texture created by the stencilling which gives another quality; interest, and the configuration of your elements inside is a wonderful surprise, the project relates a WoW factor, just fabulous.
Smiles:)
Sue

Sandy said...

I think I might be in trouble! do you sue people who take your ideas and run like anything? This is wonderful and I too have two of thee little boxes. How splendid - thanks for the cool idea. And to think you have the backs for both boxes to decorate too! Wonderful Brenda!!
Sandy

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Brenda! I love it. Off to have a look at the full article. I am so sorry you will not be staying on. I was so pleased that Danie and Zoe are going to take over from all Shar's hard work,

Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous project, love all the additions in the boxes, the outside is awesome as well.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The textures are wonderful,
This would make such a special idea for an Anniversary gift, filling with special mementos or for a new baby or wedding.
Wonderful!
Wishes
Lynne

Annie said...

Absolutely beautiful Brenda x I love the colours and wonderful embellishments you have created

TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

Gio said...

This is wonderful Brenda! So grunge and at the same tine tidy and clean!

Fandhmum said...

Brilliant project, Brenda, I have loads of things ready to alter, need to get a move on
Rosie x

butterfly said...

What a lovely make - I have a couple of those wooden boxes awaiting time and inspiration to play with them, and this certainly gives me lots of the latter! Gorgeous inside and out... love those dribbly inky effects, and all the elements in the compartments are beautifully done.
Alison xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool, a fantastic idea.

Shirley Chillman said...

Absolutely adorable what a surprise when the cabinet is opened.

Such a clever idea to hinge it all together, simply beautiful.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Marjie Kemper said...

Fantastic! Saw this on FB the other day and have been trying to come 'round ever since. Chasing my tail, unfortunately. Each little cubby is so interesting and hinging them was a wonderful idea. Beautiful work.