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Guess who's into the weathered, beaten-up look?



Bookend project

Given my recent resolve to use my Tim Holtz/Ranger stash, I've been really into the weathered, beaten-up look. :) Here is my hardworking bookend cum remote control holder for LESSology Challenge #15: The Bookend Challenge.









I adhered scrunched-up wrapping tissue to a wooden holder using gel medium. Then I proceeded to "distress" it with distress inks [for the different tones], distress embossing powder [for the gritty, grainy texture] and misted with walnut stain [let it drip into the crevices and dry naturally overnight].


Here's how it looks holding my remote controls and propping up my sketch journals. :)

Supplies: Prima canvas letters, Ranger distress inks, embossing powders and glossy accent, Maya mist, EK Sucess walnut ink, Graphic 45 patterned papers, Claudine Hellmuth gel medium, wooden holder, wrapping tissue.


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23 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo love love love this!!! LOVING that texture and the G45 papers you used!!! LOVING the Magic of Oz!!!

Laurel said...

Wow, this is amazing!

Lynnda said...

Yup... this is simply STUNNING!!! I like the beaten up looked on this!!! I can only admire though...but not game enough to do one... me fail... all grungy...all shabby...look.. DH said...stick to your day job!!! HAHAHA... hes mean......hugs...xoxo

E.T. said...

super rustic!

Lalo said...

Okay that "weathered, beaten-up look" looks amazing!!! My house so needs a remote holder...with six people in the house finding that remote will drive you crazy!!!

onecraftymama said...

We could definitely use a remote holder...with my luck THAT would get lost too! lol
I love the neat cut-outs on the front, and the lion & Dorothy are funky touches!

Dora said...

What an amazing bookend, gorgeous!

Shahrul Niza said...

Your bookend looks so YUMMY, like chocolate-coated wafers!!. LOVE LOVE it. Fabulous distressing.

Vasu said...

wow, tht looks great, i love the effect u created....i hvnt seen tht series, m catching up with Castle these days...:)

Audrey Pettit said...

oooh, what a great idea! This is brilliant, Yvonne!

sandi said...

What a neat idea! Love this! So cool!

Cindy deRosier said...

Great idea. I love that the bookend serves two purposes.

misty said...

I love the weathered look! What a brilliant idea for it to hold your remotes too!

misty said...

I love the weathered look! What a brilliant idea for it to hold your remotes too!

Annette said...

wow this is AWESOME....such a great idea....love it

TesaB said...

WOW! This is soooo COOL!!!! You are amazingly creative and talented. Need this one I think! :)

Miae said...

Brilliant idea! I love how the art you created is totally functional!

Debbie said...

One word - amazing!!! Love the texture!

~amy~ said...

Such a fabulous idea and usable too! lOVE it.

Linda R said...

OH my gosh. What an awesome creation. You rock!

Rose said...

LOVE it!!! that scrunched up tissue paper is awesome!!! :)

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely love the weathered look! fabulous project, Yvonne!

Helen Tilbury said...

Brilliant idea!! We have a basket for the remotes but do the kids use it? Noooooo....

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