Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Primark Bird Brooch …. An Experiment

 Altered Primark Bird Brooch
When I show you my shopping, I like to be able to do something with it within a few days or else it’s squirreled away and soon forgotten, and all the initial excitement of a brilliant shopping find gets lost!
Picture 116Primark Bird Brooch
So, this is what I’ve come up with using the £2 Primark bird brooch I found.  After a bit of of thinking I decided to try and cover it with Decopatch paper, which worked pretty well …
Primark Brooch
Then, my next idea was to cover it with Utee, but in my haste, I didn’t bother to read the instructions properly and the results were very uneven, lumpy  and disappointing, which is not surprising really!
However, with a bit of picking, I was able to remove all the layers …. and start again, this time covering the paper with Ranger Glossy Accents.  It’s not perfect … but that adds to its quirkiness.  I have also added a small yellowy flat backed gem for the eye as the Accents was drying.. All in all I am pretty chuffed with how it’s turned out second time around and I shall be wearing it.