Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Altered Mixed Media Bicycle Decor with Karen Bearse

I was given the opportunity to work with a new décor chipboard piece by Southern Ridge Trading Co. I had a lot of fun using multiple techniques and working on a larger scale than normal. If you happen upon their booth at the trade shows in Canada this month you can see it live!!

Here it is!! It took a while for me to figure out where I was going with this. I was thinking steampunk, maybe bright & colourful and playful. The bike sat in my kitchen where I would see it throughout the day as the ideas marinated in my brain. It took a few weeks but then bam inspiration hit and I started working on it.

In the end I went with a combo of the two. Photos don’t do this justice, live it is super shiny, with glimmer and metallic touches. The flowers are layers of crinoline, leather paper & tulle.

Southern Ridge Trading Co. Supplies Used:

- Stand up Retro Bike (coming soon)

Other Supplies Used:

- Eileen Hull flower dies by Sizzix: Hydrangeas, Flower Layer #9, Heart Petals and Paper Leather
- Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glam

 I hope you take the time to join in our challenge this month! Enjoy!

- Karen Bearse

1 comment:

  1. Love this collection of chipboard pieces that totally embellish the bicycle to the fullest.