Sunday, December 30, 2012

Anything But a Card Challenge 9 Anything Goes or your Favorite Project from 2012

Hello everyone!  There is still another week left to join in the Anything But a Card Challenge 9- Anything Goes or Share your Favorite Project (non-card) from 2012!

I made this picture frame for a co-worker who loves wine!  I got the wine corks from a place locally where you can drop off unwanted art supplies and see if there is anything you might use as well!  Win-win!  I attempted dying these with distress reinkers which was NOT  a good idea.  The color rubs off.  I remedied that by giving it two coats of cork sealer that I had for my Birkenstocks. I figured it would work, and it seems it did.

The base was one of those unfinished ones at craft stores- I painted and put a gloss coat on it.  Then my handy husband sliced the corks in half and I adhered them with a hot glue gun. Easy peasy!  I think she liked it!



So you can either link up your fave project from 2012 or create an "anything goes" project and join us!  Thanks for stopping by!


5 comments:

butterfly said...

Brilliant idea, beautifully done - I love the muted colours! What an appropriate make for a wine lover, and what a genius idea to use the Birkenstock cork sealer! Great ABAC inspiration, thanks!
Alison x

Imke said...

Carla, this is such a great idea. I´m sure your co-worker will love it.

Wendy G. said...

Very nice! I am glad everything came together in the end.

Julie Short said...

What a terrific project - love the idea of a donate and take store - I bet there are lots of interesting things there. Great idea to us the sealer -I keep forgetting that DI is water based - resulted in some oops for me too.
Happy New Year to you!

Margaret said...

I love this idea and your corks turned out beautifully! Your swap store sounds wonderful! Oh how I wish we had place like that around here!