Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"Radiant" Altered Ceiling Tile Art

Don't trash it, treasure it!
Shellye along with you today with an altered ceiling medallion that once hung around a light fixture.  My sweet hubby brought this home to me all dirty and bright yellow...but I was excited at the challenge to alter it nonetheless :)

After washing away the grime, I decided to give it a coat of turquoise paint.  Because it was painted bright yellow, I gave it a covering with gesso (or use any primer) first and then painted with a sponge brush and plain 'ole Plaid paint.

The opening at the center is roughly 6" in diameter and I knew that I wanted to add some sort of sentiment to it with a cluster of flowers around the opening.  A 6" piece of chipboard fits perfectly inside, so I used it as the base for adding the patterned paper and journal card to.

 
Before securing the chipboard center into place, I machine stitched around the edge and also trimmed it in an off-white pom pom trim.

The blooms of flowers were simply a compilation of Radiant's 6X6 paper and flower punch by McGill.  I punched several patterns of the same flower shape and gave them shape by using a stylus and molding pad.

Some of the flowers' petals are rolled downward (yellow) and the blue flowers were molded at the center so that the petals lifted upward.  I stacked various pieces together with foam adhesive and then secured around the opening of the ceiling tile.  

 I used the basic butterfly shape found in my electronic die-cutting files and cut a large and small piece from 6X6 sheets of Radiant paper.  Before layering together, I embossed the smaller shapes with a polka dot pattern.  
And every flower needs a petal!  I found these in my stash from Petaloo...they look awesome tucked in amongst the blooms and gave the project a totally different look!

I have this hanging up in my craft room...it's a nice reminder that you can either make or break the sunshine in your life...it's all in the attitude :) 
Thanks for joining me today!

Authenitque Products: Radiant Collection- Whimsical Paper; Details 12X12 Cardstock Stickers; 6X6 Paper Bundle; Life Cards
Other: May Arts- Pom Pom Trim; Petaloo- Leaves

17 comments:

  1. this is so gorgeous!!! love the colors!

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  2. Gosh, this is fabulous! Your arrangement of all the flowers is really beautiful!

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  3. How fun! And I love how eco - friendly this is#

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  4. Beautiful! Love how you turn it from trash to gorgeous!

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  5. The turquoise really sets off the florals! Fantastic.

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  6. I love this project, Shellye!! SO creative!

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  7. OMG this is just amazing I really love this! I bet it's a treat to look at it in your craft room!!! In awe here hugs Amy :-)

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  9. Wow what a transformation. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
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  10. Wow, what a very cool idea. I love the turquoise transformation - a stunning project.

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  11. So cute and extremely creative, Shellye! Love it!!!

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