Thursday, December 3, 2015

Altered Spools for Prima

post signatureHello everyone! I want to share a project that was really fun for me to create!
I know as crafters we all buy ribbons that come on those cardboard spools. I keep 
EVERYTHING Lol, so after seeing I had about 30 of these i wanted to upcycle them. 
In keeping with that theme I went outside to do some weeding around our fence line and 
was so inspired by the roots I was pulling out! Sounds so silly, but the organic texture was so
pretty. I immediately wnet in and started creating ( sorry honey, he had to finish the weeding lol.) 
The IOD paintables were perfect for this. All those wonderful prints really matched 
my mood. I kept with only a couple of colors and used the Oil Pastels and Color Bloom
sprays to do so. I hope you all lke my little spool picture holders :)
I will be teaching a LWP on the 14th on these. HOpe you will join me

supplies used:
Oil Pastels-814328
Paintables Secret Garden-814175
Paintables Classic Memories-814182
Paintables Bohemian-814199
Paintables Nostalgic Reflections-814274
Paintables Enchanted Aviaries-814267
Dresden Trim-942441
Magnolia Trim-583026
Marseilles Pull-990299
Royal Megaerie Stickers
Royal Menagerie Flowers-583286
Butterfly Bulbe flowers-580605
Clear GEsso-961466
Heavy White Gesso-961442
3D Matte Gel-961398
Color Bloom Soft Teal-573782
Shabby Chic Treasures Frames-891128
Pixie Vine Nature Garden-555931
Clock Hands-891589
Wooden Branches-556556


  1. I love seeing your creations, Miranda! Your altered spools are absolutely splendid and a perfect example of how you never know when or where inspiration will strike. They have a glorious, natural feel and I adore the color palette you've chosen. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!!

  2. I just watched your Prima video and enjoyed it so much! I will never throw another spool away. LOL. These are so beautiful! I really LOVE the addition of the weeds and roots. (Who knew weeds could look so pretty!) Thanks so much for the video Miranda!