10 February 2011

What do you do with your packaging?

A couple of weeks ago the lovely Jill from over at Pudding Burner Crafts set a few of us a challenge. The task was to create something from packaging, very nice packaging it was too.

I had already got a prepared and painted canvas with assorted blues and a little eggplant acrylic paint on a couple of pics and some bees wax. It hadn't turned out how I planned it so it was sat in the WIP to look at later box!! I peeled off the pics with a craft knife. Painted a little white pearl paint dabber here and there to soften the darkness of the eggplant. No white acrylic left!! Heated with the heat gun which melted the wax and made a few bubbles here and there, mmmm that was more like it.... even started to look a little like sky...

I inked a piece of the packaging with Frayed Burlap DI and stamped text randomly all over it in archival black ink, cut and shaped it. I covered a Craftwork Cards chipboard bird with an inked piece of music paper, painted with Rock Candy distress crackle paint an added a brad for an eye. Attached my nest to the canvas with Mat Medium added RC distress crackle paint here and there and sprinkled with sage ultra fine Flower Soft to give a moss like effect to the nest.

I took the off cuts of packaging, cut up into slivers to create branches added a few brown card punched MS border branches to give it more of a tree like effect, finished off with a large flower cut with T!ms tattered florals die a circle of grunge board and button for centre, yummy thick felt flower with beaded centre and a few Prima leaves, my bird now has a home.

Next time you have a parcel delivered have look to see if there is anything you can create from the packaging, I would love to see what you come up with.

What ever you are doing today, enjoy and happy crafting.

Hugs Lynne xx


  1. love this canvas lynne amazing what you can do with an imagination and had good laugh last night thanks x sue x

  2. wow creative or what hun - love it...you will turn into a bin lady going through peoples rubbish for your creations.

  3. Hi Lynne this is such a lovely piece of art work!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  4. What a fabulous piece of work Lynne,I love it all.xxx

  5. Hi Lynne a gorgeous piece of work. I love that little birdie too! and a great take on Sue's Sketch

  6. Oh Lynne

    That's fabulous - don't you love it when a project that first stalled finally get's finished and ends up completely different!

    Hope you're having a grand Friday on this rather foggy day!


  7. Wow it's gorgeous, fabulous work xx

  8. Great canvas Lynne, love the colours and the theme. :-) xx

  9. This is SOOO pretty. Just delightful.
    Lesley x

  10. (Sadly, for the rest of my family) I use anything to make or stamp with. I have cupboards and drawers full of 'might be useful's. All to often I find myself eyeing up a ring pull, container or packaging.
    Love what you created here. Bet its even more fab in real life. Things with textures need to be handled :0)

  11. Hi Lynne, thanks for popping by my blog :-)
    I absloutely love the flower soft as moss, what a great idea. Love the project altogether ;-) Also love your 'cookies' piece above too
    Anne xx


Thank you for taking the time to call by my blog. I hope you enjoyed your visit. I would love to hear your comments. Happy crafting and sewing. Love and hugs Lynne xox