Thursday, October 7, 2010
Switching Over to Boxes
Since I've transformed almost every light switch cover in my own home, I've decided to branch out. Actually, I scored about 12 covers at a yard sale this summer and they've been staring blankly back at me for way too long.
I decided to test some collage techniques on these little blank canvases. First, I created a textured surface with acrylics and gel medium on each switch plate. I let it dry a bit and then used a pencil to draw little designs and write some words. After it dried over night, I painted two of them with a pink and white wash and I decoupaged a black and white napkin over the other. Then I took them all to my sister's to add the finishing touches. I liked the textures on one of the pink covers so all I did with that one was spray it with lavender glitter mist (thanks Stacie) and glue on some of those pretty Prima flowers. The other, I decided to stamp (i wrote the word dance on the switch plate .. it's very subtle) with a ballet outfit. Adding Swarovski crystals gave new meaning to the term, "twinkle toes."
The black and white one needed some help so I stamped it with some flowers using black ink and then glued on some more of those fab Prima flowers. Little white and black earring pieces fill the centers.