Wednesday, November 12, 2014

When Pigs Can Fly- Altered Piggy :)

When I saw this little guy in the store I knew  I wanted to alter  it! But I thought to myself  'altered pig?'  Yep! Had to do it! Who says there are rules when creating? Graphic 45’s washi tape is perfect for altering awkward shapes surfaces! I just added a coat of clear gesso on top afterwards to seal and prime it for my inks. I did some metal foil techniques to give it a more industrial look. So fun. Hope you all like it! Hugs.

Supply List

Graphic 45 Washi Tape Set
Steampunk Debutante Paper (butterflies)
Graphic 45 Staples
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Antique Metal Drawer Pulls
Antique Metal Label Holder
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings
Tim Holtz Ideaology Metals
Metal Foil Tape

Alcohol Inks-Caramel, Latte, Denim, Sailboat Blue, Copper, Gold

Hardware Findings Die

Art i cake charms
C lear Gesso


  1. I came straight from G45 blog to see this again. Miranda, your altered pig is sensational! Oh my goodness, totally amazing & so the style of project I would be chuffed to bits if I could get even close. You must be so happy with your results! How you achieved the colours on the metal is so clever. I struggle with alcohol inks but don't know why. Anyway, I am metallic green with envy. Tfs. C :)

  2. Fantastic pig! Love your original style! Your works always storm my mind!

  3. What an inspired pig! The details are fantastic. thanks as always for sharing.

  4. i too came straight over from the graphic 45 site to pick on you about this pig!!!! First of all HE IS ADORABLE i just want to hug him he's so cute, You really surprised me with this piece. I had no idea you had that much country in you. The door knocker on his rear is just hilarious. Thanks for surprising me, big hugs, deb

  5. Hi Miranda, wow, love the look of this little piggy. Very inspiring. Enough so, that I just HAD to ask, what products did you use to colour his wings? I see you mentioned alcohol inks, could you tell what colours I should purchase to achieve this effect I just LOVE it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. just when I think you can't top yourself there you go and find a pig and alter that cute little thing you are a truly amazing miranda

  7. This is so much fun! Great job

  8. I absolutely love this-the piece you used for the tail is pure genius, and all the details made me smile!! :)

  9. This is the coolest little guy... a fabulous creation!!

  10. I absolutely love this pig and love your creativity...will you tell me where you bought it. I would love to try to alter art one. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Kathryn so sorry for the late reply! i got him at MIchaels! It was from an older collection there, but maybe yours still has some! Good luck! and thank you so much!

  11. Incredible piece of art!! My brother collects flying pigs and I would love to make this for him for Christmas! I love how the wings are so detailed. Do you know the manufacturer of your's? Do you mind me asking where you found him?