Metal angels

Hi everyone, today it’s my turn to show you my own projects illustrating this metal theme.

The first one is an old bike wheel that I turned into a kind of “scrapboard”.

It’s very easy to do. As a start, remove the air chamber from the tire and only keep the metal frame. Wash it carefully and brush it with some Glimmer Glam. I pick this girly “be positive” color because this project is designed to my daughter’s bedroom. My advice is to pick up a rather dark color so that it shows up well against this particular material. Let it dry and add up another coat.

Then, take all sorts of paperclips, clothes pegs… and use them to hang up your photos and embellishments. Recycle your lovely postcards or your old badges.. For my own scrapboard, I chose the nature chipboards bird and dragonfly.

Look how well the Glimmer Glam shows up and shines on this metal wheel!!

For this second project, I created a layout with some aluminium foil that I stuck on a chipboard. Then, I sprayed “Orange Crush” Glimmer Glaze and once it has dried, I added up some “Peach Bellini” Glimmer Glam.

I put on star chipboards and wings as well as a “Journey” card.

And my last project concerns the rebirth of a very old fashioned pair of earrings… I tried Midnight Rendez vous Glimmer Glaze and Blue Suede shoes Glimmer Glam on it and I love them much more the way they are now !

So, do not hesitate: try your Glimmers on métal, you’ll see, the result is amazing ! See you ! Benedicte


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'Metal angels' have 11 comments

  1. February 12, 2011 @ 3:07 am Mandy c

    Cute scrapboard!


  2. February 12, 2011 @ 5:09 am Martha Richardson

    Genius idea to repurpose a tire wheel! Great ideas 😉


  3. February 12, 2011 @ 5:53 am Nathalie

    That wheel- is soooo amazing- I love this!!! Awesome!


  4. February 12, 2011 @ 7:12 am NICOLE MARTEL

    Love your projects! YOU ARE SO CREATIVE. Love what you did with the frame from the tire!! Will have to keep that in mind!!


  5. February 12, 2011 @ 8:19 am Joan

    Ooooh, the bike wheel! I know one or two loved ones that would be a perfect gift for. Thank you for such a fab idea!


  6. February 12, 2011 @ 9:01 am Birgit Koopsen

    This is amazing!! LOVE that wheel, such a clever idea!!


  7. February 12, 2011 @ 10:46 am Dana Tatar

    Your upcycled bike wheel is brilliant! I totally need one! Thanks so much for the inspiration. =)


  8. February 12, 2011 @ 11:18 am Anna

    Amazing wheel idea! How cool is this?!


  9. February 12, 2011 @ 11:59 am Vicki Chrisman

    OHHHHHHH love love love the wheel!


  10. February 13, 2011 @ 12:37 pm Patricia K.

    Love the wheel!!!


  11. February 24, 2011 @ 1:40 pm Holly Simoni

    OMG! That wheel is sooooo incredible! I would love to make one of those! Incredible!!


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