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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Dreaming in the darkness...

Sometimes we just have to have a bit of a clear out and/or revamp...
this includes in our arty stash, so you shouldn't be afraid to re-use past projects to make something more suitable than it had matter how much you loved making it at the time.
If it's just sat gathering dust, dig it out and re work it!

Way back in June 2014 I was enjoying new techniques with an online class "Soulfood"
and made a great little altered lampshade, but I don't have anywhere to hang it. I also had a worked canvas that was fun to make for a class but "not me", so yesterday I decided to make them into something new...

I loved the happy little character flying through the stars.

I cut the fabric from the lampshade and peeled the plastic coating off the back(which was incredibly easy as it had perished lol)

 Next I stripped back an altered canvas...
 then replicated the dark night sky of the original piece.
 The canvas was perfect for this as it already had dotty texture from paste pushed through a stencil.
 I used buble wrap to stamp more white dots.
 After glueing the fabric down with matt medium I overlapped some of the white dots to blend the two pieces.
 The original lampshade had holes poked in it to let the light from a candle shine through, so I filled these with silvery pearl drops...
 I think she looks much happier flying through her bigger sky :D

Entering Dream in Darkness Challenge# June *While I wait for my new Rubber Dance stamps to arrive*
Enjoy :D XXX



  1. I LOVE this piece! Amazing! Creatively Clever xo

  2. Gina that is fabulous - I love it!

  3. Gina, you are so right, to reuse older art, that is just gathering dust! I do that too! Your creation made me happy dance! I love what you did!! Big Hugs!

  4. She looks perfect. And I completely agree with your philosophy, we should certainly not be afraid to grow, to change, to remake... I love this. ♥

  5. A wonderful make..just love it. Thankyou for sharing with us at LOC. Good Luck..Genny DT xxx

  6. A great repurposing project. As for Rubber Dance stamps oho, were you inspired by the ones dropped into your lap! Thanks for sharing at Dream In Darkness

  7. ooo so much better for dreaming when there is more room to stretch your wings! I love this dreamer on her brilliant starry sky. Brilliant re-do! Thanks so much for playing at Dream in Darkness and supporting our awesome sponsor Bibi at Rubber Dance!

  8. It's always so thrilling to hop here and see what you have created. Amazing!! and love the idea of combining two not so loved to get one fab result... Thank you for playing with Dream In Darkness, hope to see you again in July.