Aug 21, 2016

Mixed Media Spool Scroll and Hand Lettering

scroll 1
I picked up this spool of denim cord several weeks ago for pennies, intending to use it somehow for Finnabair's denim challenge.  Well, the Small, Small World challenge at Frilly & Funkie was just the inspiration I needed to get to work on altering the spool.  I decided to cut a couple of strips of vintage ticking and adhere them together to make the scroll.

scroll 2
It reads "have faith and dream again" in my hand lettering.  I used Liquitex liquid acrylic for the lettering.

scroll 3
 I knotted the ends of the cord and frayed the strands to make a tassel on each end, and use this to tie the scroll up when rolled up.

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Oh how I love vintage ticking and loose lettering!

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I didn't take a photo of the process of altering the spool and could kick myself because it looked so cool even without the embellishments.  On the top I stenciled a Prima stencil with texture paste.  I used my palette knife and brushed texture paste along the rims and inside too for texture.  I sprayed the whole thing down with blue Glimmer Mist, then spackled on some IndigoBlu Park Lane acrylic paint with my knife as well.  Last, I dry brushed gesso all over to tone it down a bit.  The metal flowers are a Prima charm.  The awesome gear is a from the new embellishment by Ken Oliver.  The pearl wire was a gift, as was the awesome vintage star.

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44 comments:

Maxine D said...

Oh Autumn this is exquisite - love it, and the sentiment is fabulous - sometimes it does take courage and faith to dream again.
Blessings
Maxine

Mimi said...

OMG... the pearl wire... my eyes have seen new beauty... it's like turquoise and diamonds... rust and wood... This is a cool project, and I love that ribbon (the ticking... it looks like we call hickory fabric... almost prim...) XO

Lucyna Marynowska said...

A wonderful project and a clever idea Autumn!The textures are fabulous and the colours are beautiful.Love the lettering too! Hugs!

brenda said...

This really is a little bit different Autumn and so very inspirational.

B x

Seemaa said...

wow Autumn what a beautiful piece!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I Loved this Totally !!

Redanne said...

It may be small Autumn but it is an absolute delight! I love the colour tones you used on the spool and you have finished it off so beautifully with the cog, star, mesh, flowers and pearls - a great combination. Your handwritten message is such a lovely addition. Beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Vintagehandmade said...

Amazing idea, marvelous execution and a fantastic design, Autumn! I love everything about your altered spool, from that vintage looking scroll and perfect embellishing, to your fabulous hand lettering! It's simply stunning, my friend! Big hugs! Branka xx

Sandra Wright said...

I love your spool...love the sentiment on the ribbon..so clever and original.
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

Joi at RR said...

DARLINGIST DAINTY DELIGHT Autumn. So so so so PRECIOUS! You are just so so so MARVELOUSLY CREATIVE. Xj.

P.S. I got you 'covered' - something I love to do!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

You are such a creative lady! LOVE this, great work!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, it's so amazing!! You packed so much gorgeousness into such a small package!! Wow!! The hand lettering is a perfect touch!! This is spectacular my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mac Mable said...

Amazing, fun and so creative. Lots of detail on such a small project....love it! x

Sara Barker said...

Oh, my gosh, Autumn! This is so sweet, and I am lime green with envy over your beautiful handwriting! What a clever idea to decorate this tiny spool; so many great details to drool over! Gig hugs!

Susan said...

Ooh I Love,,love,love this, especially the scroll! awesome!

Angela Radford said...

Brilliant idea, love it Autumn. Happy crafting, Angela x

Marty Fishman said...

This is so cool, Autumn! I love how pretty it looks rolled whether it's rolled up or displaying the scroll, and I am so IMPRESSED with your hand lettering. Wow! :-)

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous, Autumn - love your idea, your colors, and your handwriting!! As always, very inspirational!! xxx Lynn

Sammy said...

Oh this is so lovely. And tiny. And just perfect! Thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Sammy-x

Kerstin F. said...

Such a lovely great idea, beautiful!!

craftytrog said...

Love, love, love!!! xxx

Candy C said...

Autumn...What a fantastic idea!!! I love this mix of shabby and a sort of steampunk look! I am loving the combination of fabric and metal, too. You always have really unique ideas! Thanks for sharing with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Thanks for sharing your exquisite project and exceptionally great idiosyncratic talent Autumn. Love love love it! I'm excited to see you again at STAMPlorations August Mixed Media Challenge and will eye for your upcoming project :)
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

Pawsitively Creative said...

Small and powerful! What an interesting concept and so original! I have never seen anything like this and I absolutely smiled when I saw it. Gorgeous design and that hand lettering is scrumptiously scrumptious! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

Cec said...

This is spectacular. I love the concept and the colour palette. The hand lettering is fantastic and the embellishments on top are perfect additions. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
Hugs!
Cec

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

This is something quite unique! I've never seen anything like it! I can't believe you did the lettering by hand! It's so perfect!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Squeeeeeee! I love everything about this gorgeous altered spool. The concept is brilliant! Having the sentiment unwind from the base is just so clever and innovative. Your itty bitty embellies are stunning. What a wonderful wonderful creation! Thanks so much for joining the fun at Frilly and Funkie "It's a Small, Small World" Challenge.

butterfly said...

So creative and original - this is amazing!
Alison x

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous project and thank you for playing along with Things to Alter

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Loving the idea, the composition, colours and that writing divine - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

Handcrafted by Ellapu
Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Cindy Brown said...

Love it !!!! Thanks for playing at Mixed Media Place challenge ❤️

Nancy Dynes said...

Hi Autumn!
My jaw just dropped when I saw your altered spool! It's superbly shabby but with a funky edge to it. There are so many textures and elements coming together in to artistic perfection, something to catch the eye and inspire the imagination everywhere you look. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at the Funkie Junkie Boutique!
Hugs,
Nancy

Jenny Marples said...

Autumn that is ridiculously awesome, inventive, creative, imaginative and I LOVE IT! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

A Pink said...

What a fantastically creative piece! Autumn . Absolutely love it . Genius
hugs x

Sara Barker said...

Let's try this again! Congratulations, girl, on your win (again!) at Frilly and Funkie! So well deserved; you made such a creative project! Hugs!

Sammy said...

Just popping back in to say: Thank you for playing along at altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

Sari / Granne said...

Amazing, love the idea and love the result. Gorgeous piece with a beautiful vintage feeling. Thank you for joining STAMPloratios Mixed Media August Challenge, hope to see you again in September.

MariLynn said...

oh how fabulous. I love the idea of painting on the ribbon on the spool. Love all the textures. Great job with your hand lettering. Thanks for sharing with the STAMPlorations mixed media challenge.

Sanna Lippert said...

another stunner! every time I come here, I feel the same :). such a pretty, fabulous project again!! thanks for joining in with us at STAMPloratios Mixed Media August Challenge :)

Tusia Lech said...

Wow!! How creative your project is! I love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place.

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Congrats on your win Autumn! Well deserved!An AMAZING project! Adorable and just beautiful in every detail! Thanks for all your comments on my blog. Happy to have a friend in you!
oxo Lula

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Autumn!! You've knocked me out on this one. Completely imaginative and inspiring. So original, I just love this. Thanks SO much for sharing on Creative Carte Blanche!

MyArt & Photography said...

Amazing ! Thanks for playing at Mixed Media Place challenge

Nirvana - Scrapuleux Monde said...

Thank you for your participation for the challenge of the month on MMP blog!!

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