Sunday 14 July 2013

Scrapyard Challenge

One of the first Altered workshops I ran was called Scrapyard Challenge,  an Ikea mirror was altered to give the effect of scrap metal, here is a picture.

Yesterday I held a new Scrapyard Challenge workshop at It's crafting Time in Cambridgeshire.
This was a hybrid of the original workshop with elements added from many other workshops, it gave a totally different look to the finished mirrors and although most of the 12 delegates used the same Decoart Americana colours,  each one turned out very individual.

Here is the wonderful work everyone produced.

I thought I had taken a picture of all 12 but one seems to be missing?

You can click on the picture for a larger view.

Finally I want to share this wonderful altered cigar box from Claudia, she has made a full tutorial on her blog, well worth checking out

Thanks for reading,



  1. Fabulous pieces from everyone, a great workshop Andy.
    Happy Sunday.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

  3. Wow, those frames are just brilliant! LOVE all of them - seems you did an awesome workshop there, Andy! Have to try this effect too :)
    Thanks for sharing my cigar box :))


  4. Fabulous, isnt it amazing how us crafters can use the same materials yet come up with completely different results..... love it.....

  5. Stunning Andy....I so love the paint effects that you achieve. TFS Annie

  6. What a great result(s) Andy...and I just understood, that you will come to Holland in a few months, for classes...yessss (saves me a trip to England :-))

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  7. Certainly looks like a great class... and great to see Claudia's cigar box again!
    Alison x

  8. I just found your blog through the Flutterby Crafter - WOW!!!! I love your style. I spend a disproportionate amount of time on the net looking at anything grungy, metally, steampunky and rusty. Your style is awesome. You just hit the spot for me today. Going to subscribe!


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