The colors and patterns, along with the beautiful embellishments made me want to Alter this Clip It Up in honor of her memory. She was the one who taught me to crochet. She taught me to take beautiful pictures. She taught me to preserve my photos in albums. She is the one who taught me to read patterns, mix colors, and create beautiful works of art long before I even started school. Many, many hours were spent in her living room, in her favorite chair creating yet another beautiful masterpiece by only the light light of the lamp on her side table. She was my mentor...my inspiration, and my reason for having the love of all things ART.
To begin, I disassembled my unit and spray painted all of the parts with an antique ivory.
I reassembled it when it had dried, and added in all of the beautiful "Stella and Rose" papers and embellies.
For the center rod, I used the roller from and empty roll of gift wrap and slipped it over the unit's rod to create an alterable post.
Everything has a good layer of Mod Podge on it to seal it in and protect it.
Once all papers were in place and sealed in, I added in all of the embellies that said "Grandma" to me.
The lacy edges, the strand of pearls, the hand made flowers and the store bought ones...
Altering this unit was not only fun, but therapeutic. I drew my inspiration from the most unlikely of sources. Now, this piece holds more value to me than it would if it were just another "random project."
What Clip It Up would you altered ? and where do you draw your inspiration from?
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