Thursday, June 18, 2015

Whimsical Carrousel

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by the blog! Today I am sharing a fun whimsical project. I love to see the joy on the faces of children when they go to the fair or carnival. They all just seem to love to ride the carousels. This is the image that serves as my inspiration for the project.
I started this project by painting all of the laser chipboard with white gesso. Some of the chipboard was then painted with black gesso. The large spool was painted then with an ivory chalk paint. After the chipboard dried, I papered the large spool with the stripped paper and the diamond shape paper.

The diamond shaped paper was cut into a 12 X 12 circle for the carousel top. I cut a two strips 2 ½” each and joined them together. After the strip was joined, I then used two of Martha Stewart's punches to put the finishing touches to the strip. A vanilla strip was added between the two punched edges.  After the strip was attached to the spool top, red-pink bling as well as silver bling was added.  Red abd silver bling was added at the base of the center column.

The animals where prepped then painted with distress paint: brown, yellow, ivory and black. The saddles were added to each of the carrousel animals by using distress stickles, glitter & glass beads.

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Gina’s Designs Products Used

Other Supplies Used:
White Gesso
Black Gesso
Ivory Chalk Paint
Paint Dauber – Gold
Distress Stickles
Black Glass chunky Glitter
Silver Bling
White tear drop trim
Ivory Flat Back Pearls
Small glass beads
Ball chain
Paper By
 Glitz – Hello December Strip HD1479
My Mind’s Eye – Find your wings & fly ”Sky’s the Limit”


  1. WOW Kathi!! What a fun project! Love how you colored with the stripes!

  2. Amazing project, Kathi! Love the idea of a carousel from a spool. Such an inspiration.


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