Hi there! Yes I’m back three days in a row! The unpacking is slowing down and I’m starting to get back into the swing of things around here so I have some more crafty goodness to share with you.
I changed the color and theme of my scrap room and I wanted to make my own decor rather than buying it so I ventured into unknown territory…”altered art”, etc. I saw a letter “K” at the local craft store for $4.99 so I purchased it with the intent of altering it to match my new room. This is how it turned out. (It’s not perfect and isn’t quite what I had envisioned, but again, this is the first altered letter I’ve ever created and that makes me love it anyway!)
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To make this altered letter, I first covered it with off white cardstock and mod podge, then cut patterned paper and mod-podged it on. Once that layer dried, I sanded the edges, and then inked them with Peacock Feathers distress ink by Ranger/Tim Holtz.
Then I added some bling along the side of the letter, and across the front, some paper flowers and leaves and lastly, I used a frame that I purchased at Michaels in the $1.50 bin, colored the largest gemstones with a copic marker to make them turquoise, added a picture of myself (from years ago LOL) and hot glued it onto the “K”.
All of the flowers, bling and other embellishments in my stash are so beautiful that I wanted to add more and more and more, but then I remembered that sometimes “Less is More”.
I hope you like my altered letter “K” which is now proudly displayed in one of the windows in my scrap room/craft room/living room right next to my printable wall art project I shared with you a few days ago. If you have an altered letter that you’ve created, I’d love to see it! Feel free to link to it in the comments section of this post.