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Gypsy Altered Art – recycling and upcycling are so much fun!

Mondays are usually about gypsy travels but today we have for you something a little bit different.
Our in-house Master Gypsy – Lena Holmstrom – has been working on some absolutely mind-blowing upcycling projects and we’ve decided that it would be such a same not to share them with you.
Say hello to this beautiful Gypsy Altered Art!

 

Glass Girl

gypsy altered art upcycling 7gypsies tattered angels altered book

As you might already know, I love recycling and today I made two different projects. Here is the first one – The Glass Girl.

gypsy altered art upcycling 7gypsies tattered angels altered book

The project looks awesome and what makes it even better is that you don’t need much to make it: a wine glass, 2 old teaspoons, old oil meter, fabric, small candleholder, old zipper, feather, rhinestones. Oh, and some really strong glue.

gypsy altered art upcycling 7gypsies tattered angels altered book

The process? Well…all you need to do is glue all the pieces together. Let them dry for 1-2 hours and you have a new small home decor. How good is that!

gypsy altered art upcycling 7gypsies tattered angels altered book

 

Here comes the Bride

gypsy altered art upcycling 7gypsies tattered angels altered book

I love old books and altered art so I made a special project mixing the two – Here Comes the Bride.

gypsy altered art upcycling 7gypsies tattered angels altered book

Lena used the following for her Bride:
Old book

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Roll Top Desk
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Golden Orange
7gypsies Architextures paper 
7gypsies Architextures Treasures: Silver and Glass Bottle
Lightbulb
Mirror

Fake eye-lashes
old candleholder
Rhinestones
tulle fabric
black gesso
2 old paintbrushes
screws

gypsy altered art upcycling 7gypsies tattered angels altered book

The trickiest part of the project is altering the book. To do that, open the book in the middle and use a knife to engrave two holes – each in the opposite side. Paint the whole book with black gesso and let it dry. Spray with lots of Glimmer Mist and, again, let it fully dry. I used screws in each corner of the book to secure the pages in place. Now the book is done, put a mirror on one side and 7gypsies picture on the other side. To make hands, glue the old paintbrushes on each side. Use the lightbulb as a head. To finish, glue the rhinestones and eyelashes. Remember to use heavy glue when attaching the candleholder – it’s heavy and will need to be attached well.

gypsy altered art upcycling 7gypsies tattered angels altered book

We are sure that you love Lena’s upcycled creations; if you’d like to see more of her art, make sure to visit her blog and Instagram

See you next week with even more gypsy art!



I am a mixed media crafter with passion for layers and textures. Architextures are my new love and I can feel the relationship going from strength to strength in the foreseeable future. I have worked with CCB since January 2017 and it felt like home straight away. The team is amazing and the crafting products are even better, which makes it perfect combination and an amazing place to be.


'Gypsy Altered Art – recycling and upcycling are so much fun!' have 2 comments

  1. October 24, 2017 @ 7:27 am Dollie

    These are so neat!! I love the upcycling! 🙂

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