Freitag, 13. September 2013

Fasten your Bee - Belt!

Oh...time is running and i have a lot on one's plate but i managed to finish a project for Simon Monday Challenge Blog with an *embossed* theme for this week.
My project came to my mind at work, as i was unpacking some button - down shirts. There are always some kind of protective acetate sheets under the collar and as you can see, an upcycling idea hit me.

Supplies: DecoArt Traditions Acrylic Paint Burnt Umber, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Americana Duraclear Matt Varnish, Triple Thick Gloss Glaze. Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades Bubble & Honeycumb Set. Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black and a bee stamp.

I used two of these acetate sheets...

..and for the embossing part of this challenge, they went thru the cuttlebug with the honeycomb embossing folder

I painted the de - bossed side with burnt umber. I rubbed too much paint away with the first try, so i applyed a second layer...left it to dry for 5 minutes.... 

...and used a baby wipe to take off the excess. You need to do this carefully, otherwise you take off the paint out of the nooks and crannys, too.

I turned around the acetate and painted the embossed side with transparent yellow iron oxide

After drying i sealed the *yellow* side with a varnish

I stamped the bee's on the de - bossed side ....

...and used a gloss glaze on top for shine

I've also cut a flower shape from an old packaging and did the same embossing and paint treatment as shown above

I also stamped the bee on cardstock  and after a bit fuzzy cutting, i've glued the bee on top of a button into the flower shape. The old acetate packaging material was very sturdy and i bend the pedals with the heat gun.

Well,  i don't have a wasp waist. Honestly i've never had (:o)
But this belt is really wearable....i used a little trick we do at work also

I guess, your shopping with a different view now (:o)

Hope you enjoyed my bee - belt
Thanks for leaving your appreciated comments

Have a nice weekend


Andy skinner hat gesagt…

What a fantastic idea Elly and with the colours you have used it looks so like honeycomb!!

Buttons hat gesagt…

What an inspired idea Elly! Great way to transform that packaging. Hugs, Jenny x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries hat gesagt…

Lolll what a great remake! The result is stunning, as always Elly!

Sandra hat gesagt…

This is such an amazing project! Love that the belt really looks like honey. Really fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Redanne hat gesagt…

This is such a fabulous way to recycle Elly, I love the look of the embossing and the colouring of the acetate makes it looks so realistic. The bee is gorgeous too. Just wish I had a wasp-like waist like that.... Hugs, Anne x

Karin hat gesagt…

wow this looks beautiful, what a great idea!
Groetjes Karin

Brenda Brown hat gesagt…

Love this Elly, such a fabulous piece of art and so creative. You have such brilliant ideas.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Dagmar hat gesagt…

wow das ist ja wieder genial!!! Ein Hammerteil! Du hast immer traumhafte und ausgefallene Ideen.
Ich wünsche dir noch ein kreatives Wochenende, liebe Grü0e, Dagmar

Lucy Edmondson hat gesagt…

What a great idea, Elly!

Lucy x

butterfly hat gesagt…

This is stunning, Elly - a bee-belt for a wasp-waist - what an inspired idea, and beautifully executed!
Alison x

Anna-Karin hat gesagt…

What a great idea and so original! It looks so much like honeycomb. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!!

Candy C hat gesagt… are just a brilliant artist, do you know that?! I love how your mind works! Only YOU would think to take a piece of shirt packaging and create such an adorable little bee belt and stick it on such a cute dress form! Love it! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

Gio hat gesagt…

Geniuuuuuuuuss!! I love it, Elly!

Little Artbee hat gesagt…

Nee, nee Elly was dir nicht so Alles einfällt,megastarkes Teil und die Idee ist der Wahnsinn. Aber die schöne Büste, die du auch so toll dekoriert hast, gefällt mir auch megagut. Also werden wir jetzt auch unser Augenmerk auf Plastikkleinteile richten. :) Du bist immer wieder eine Inspiration.
Ganz liebe Grüße

Maelchen hat gesagt…

Elly, das fleißige Bienchen mit dem Bienchengürtel. Die Woche kann noch so hart sein, ein Besuch bei Dir bringt mich immer zum Schmunzeln! Da hast Du doch glatt Deine Boutique geräubert und den Abfall reduziert. Dein Chef wird begeistert sein! Du solltest Deinen eigenen Showroom bekommen für diese extravaganten Kreationen...
Für Deine Ideen und die Umsetzung bekommst Du hiermit einen dicken, virtuellen Orden von mir! Liebe Grüße und weiterhin frohes Auspacken von Herrenhemden!