Friday, 20 May 2011

It's a Pirates Life for meeee.

I was asked to make a door plaque for a 12 year old boy, "no problem" says I..whilst inside thinking ...eeeeeck!!
My crafting stash may be big but it is full of girls things and certainly not 12 year old boy things!!

The closest thing I could come up with was a Pirate theme....not quite the machine gun wielding zombies that he wanted but I hope he likes it anyway.

I couldn't be bothered getting my hands dirty with inks so I used a match on the edges of the treasure map.....I think inks give a much better effect but at least this is!

I used the back of a wooden jigsaw puzzle, Sandylion papers and Mod Podge to attach and glaze the paper with.
I sanded the edges and painted/gessoed and glossy accented some Basic Grey skinny chipboard letters.

Then printed the words off the pc and stained them with a tea-dye stain.
The metal embellishment is from an ethnic bag and the winged boy came from a bag of chipboard ephemera from Paper Paradise made by the Provo Craft range of Etcetera products.

love and barrels of rum
Ruth xxx