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!
As you might already know, I love recycling and today I made two different projects. Here is the first one – The Glass Girl.
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.
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!
Here comes the Bride
I love old books and altered art so I made a special project mixing the two – Here Comes the Bride.
Lena used the following for her Bride:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Roll Top Desk
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Golden Orange
7gypsies Architextures paper
7gypsies Architextures Treasures: Silver and Glass Bottle
2 old paintbrushes
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.
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!
October 24, 2017 @ 7:27 am Dollie
These are so neat!! I love the upcycling! 🙂
October 27, 2017 @ 5:40 am Lena Holmström
Thank you so much Dollie.