Friday, October 10, 2014

Altered Violin | Couture Creations


Hi Everyone

I have had this project in my mind ever since my daughter gave up playing the violin 4 years ago but other projects kept coming up and I am a bit of a procrastinator :)
 After seeing an altered guitar at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo in June I was going home to drag it out from under the bed  but again time got away from me.
Being Guest Designer at the  Craft & Quilt Fair this week and knowing I had to create something for my blog post on the Couture Creations Blog  has finally made me actually dragged it out from under the bed and create something beautiful to go on display in my daughter's room. This way even though she doesn't play anymore she will always have that reminder of her violin playing days. Now of course I just had to use some Couture Creations products no project is complete without a bit of embossing and diecutting :) 

Onto my tutorial

 here is the violin before I spray painted the front (I had already done the back when I remembered to take a before photo :) )

 I cut 3 x 12" strips of Core'dinations cardstock the width of the sides of the violin and embossed them using my new favourite embossing folder Christmas Quilt

To emboss 12" strips just emboss one end and then feed the strip through the centre slit in the folder. Then line the edge of the start of the pattern in the folder up with the edge of your machine plates. This stops you getting a flat spot when you emboss your strips.

See perfectly embossed strips 

Now lightly sand your strips to reveal core colour.

Using Quick Release Die Paper die cut 2 x Moulin Rouge Ornamental Lace Dies

look how cleanly the cardstock comes away from the die when you use the Quick Release Die Paper
Cut both die in half

 adhere the strips to the sides of the violin

 Adhere the die halves to the front face of the violin and embellish with flowers, muslin, bling and some ribbon.

add some sparkle to your flowers using Crystalina  Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue

I hope I have inspired you to look at some of your children's discarded items a little differently now
If you created any altered projects please share them on Couture Creations Facebook page

Couture Creations Products Used

CO723245 Momento Ornamental Lace Die, Cappuccino
CO723884 Christmas Collection Embossing Folder, Christmas Quilt
CO721971 Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue, Crystalina
CO723818 Quick Release Die Paper
CO723060 Sanding Block

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