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Altered Spoon Art

It's Robin today wishing everyone a happy Friday!  I have a few altered spoons to share with you today.  What won't artists decorate, right?  These little wooden spoons make an adorable little canvas.   You can get a set of 5 at Altered Pages and create a bunch, too!

I began by staining and painting the wooden spoons with various paints and inks.  The bare wood drank it in and needed minimal drying time.  I used a sponge dauber to apply the dark green ink and it took the longest to completely dry.  I was probably a little heavy-handed. 

The spoons come without holes in the handle so you can decorate the entire length.  I wanted to punch holes so I can hang them.  I used a Crop-A-Dile and it went through like butter!

I chose three of these for projects today.  Let me start by saying that if I could do it over, I would make this spoon the other way around so that the angels were at the head of the "body"!  I already had the small square angel images and Dew Drops glued in place when I came across these angel wings in my flower bin.  They were an impulse buy and I've had them for years.  I painted the edges gold to highlight the amber color in the images.

For the next spoon, I had used a stain that dried to a lightly shiny honey color...which started me thinking about bees.  Altered Pages is partnered with Smeared Ink this month and I just happen to have some of their bee images.  I dipped the tip of the spoon into the same medium that is on the body of the spoon and left it to dry for 24 hours.  I was rewarded with a spoon that looks like it was dipped in honey!  I used floral ribbon to decorate the spoon handle.

My last spoon is a mermaid theme.  I had seashells and this pretty little mermaid charm left over from the Mailbox Muse Mermaid Fantasy kit.  The image was included on the collage sheet in the kit, too.  The charm is attached with a lightbulb safety pin.

I hope you've been inspired to try some of these on your own.  Come back again to see what other ways the Altered Pages Design Team has for you.  Happy crafting.

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