What a day I had yesterday full of fun, laughter and getting messy … definitely messy, with my crafty friend. Before I go any further I bet you are wondering why I keep referring to her as ‘My Crafty Friend’, simple really, she would rather not have her name mentioned on the web.
Well the messy part was using Bitumen Paint … TAR … to you and me. Ali mentioned this technique on C & C and she showed something which she had made, it looked rather cool. She kindly gave details of where she had seen the technique used. Off I trots to find out more details which you can find HERE.
Karen says dilute the Bitumen paint to about 50/50 with white spirit but my suggestion is to start with about 80% paint to 20% white spirit and see how you get on.
There has to be a before and after so the before is this rather pretty but very bright book box that I had in my stash (bought from Dunnes Stores for €5). Below is the altered box … love it better now.
You really should have seen this when it was covered with tar you would have thought I had lost my marbles.
Now isn’t that just the coolest technique.