Saturday, November 21, 2015

Faux Metal Mailbox Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie!

Hello and happy Saturday! I'm honored to be hosting this weeks Saturday Step by Step for The Frilly and Funkie Blog.

We'll transform this paper mache mailbox in to the rusty, weathered metal finish shown below. You can also use this technique on any chipboard or paper mache piece you have in your stash. Just click on the Frilly and Funkie link above and hop on over for the complete tutorial.   

Thank you for joining me today! I wish you a joyful Thanksgiving holiday. May you be surrounded by the love of family and friends! 


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Altered Mail Box for Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

Hello and welcome! I hope this day finds you and your loved ones safe and well. I feel blessed to share this project with you today. Such a small, simple joy in the grand scheme of things. With the recent tragedies in Paris it puts everything in harsh perspective.

We're unveiling our latest challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Blog. Cec has chosen a super fun theme for the next two weeks! She has titled it An Altered State, with the following guidelines:  It is time to transform something you have sitting around or can pick up for a song and make it one of your works of art.  It could be a frame, a bottle, an old cigar box, a discarded CD - the list is endless. Just make sure your final transformation is vintage or shabby chic.

For complete challenge details and exciting prize information just click on the blog link above. We're inviting everyone to play along with us, so it's time to start creating!

I've had a couple of paper mache mailboxes in my craft cupboard for years. I decided to alter one in a cornucopia style as centerpiece for our Thanksgiving table. I'll be presenting a step by step tutorial for this project on Saturday.

I've wanted to try out some of the faux metal techniques for quite a while. This presented the perfect opportunity! 

I focused on rich earth tones and elements found in nature, like this tiny birds nest. I have a few more photos to share. I'll save the rest of the details for Saturday's tutorial. 

Thank you so much for stopping in to have a peek at my little mailbox. May your day be filled with crafty happiness!