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I’ve called this one ‘Unstrung Hero’, for obvious reasons. See the previous post for a full IMG_0619explanation, but basically my daughter wanted her old acoustic guitar ‘steampunked’, as nobody in the family can play it.

It went through many phases on its transformational journey using a range of products from DecoArt, such as Media Fluid Acrylics, Texture Sand Paste. Full details of the project will appear in The Decorative Folk Artist, newsletter for BADFA* members.

Here is the finished guitar. No longer a musical instrument, I have seen to that, but a hero to have survived, and unstrung, to boot!

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A bit closer for the details …
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(* BADFA is the British Association of Decorative and Folk Art)

I mentioned last time that we were waiting for some special storage for Julie’s 12×12 scrapbooking papers. Well, it’s arrived, and very pleased we are, too.

They are made in mdf, to my design and measurements by Crafty Needs near Reading (adjusted by the craftsman who knew more what I wanted than I did – thank you Alex!). They are exactly what we need. Now we have to decorate them and get the lounge organised. The first stage is done, now Julie takes over …

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Here are some better pictures of the textured crates in the last post:

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As promised, here they are, all the way from the US of A; the cards from Mark Montano’s swap. Thanks to every one. What a fantastic collection! I shall email all of you who included an address. Enjoy the view …

First we have:
Mark Montano      –      Patricia Beauchamp

Shauna B      –      Katie Smith

Next:
Lu O’Dell      –      Queen Pam

Jess B    –      Marta Harvey
Last but not least:
Bertha Trujillo      –      Jessica V

Mark Montano      –      Filomena Jack