1 Cindi Bisson McGee - Behind These Eyes : An Altered Necktie - All Things Altered Block Hop

Friday, March 23, 2012

An Altered Necktie - All Things Altered Block Hop

Welcome to the "All Things Altered" Blog Hop, hosted by Pam Bray.  13 Designers are participating and adding their unique flair.  For my project I altered an old necktie purchased in the local Goodwill store (where I also discovered this clock shaped like a vintage pocket watch - had to have that!)  The vintage masculine papers in the Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Collection were perfect for what I had in mind.  I first tore assorted sheets from the collections into random sized pieces, then adhered them collage style using Plaid Fabric Mod Podge to the front of the tie.  The back was given a single coat of Plaid's Martha Stewart Crafts Copper Metallic Multi-Surface Craft Paint using haphazard strokes to add texture and sheen, yet the darker base color of the fabric still resonates through the paint.  

When paired with a vintage cufflink & tie bar set, a gentleman who accents his outfit with this vintage style altered tie is sure to feel dapper.

Be sure to hop through the 12 other participating designer's links and see what they have shared.  You are sure to find some inspiration to do a bit of creative altering yourself!
Betty - http://scrappybetty.blogspot.com/
Debbie - http://studiobeecreations.blogspot.com/
Christine - www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com/
Jess B. - http://thatzuneek.blogspot.com/
Charity- http://scrapfaire.blogspot.com/
Laura Evangeline - www.lauraevangeline.blogspot.com/
Eileen - http://www.eileenhull.blogspot.com/
Jennifer - http://hydrangeahippo.com/
Irit - http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/
Gloria - http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Cindi - http://www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com/
Here's a peak at the true colors of the papers in the collection


Lissame said...

a truely different piece to alter, thanks for sharing it was a great thing to see

Donna Nuce said...

Great father's day idea.

Shelley said...

Wow,what a unique and wonderful altered art idea. It is kind of steampunk looking and I really like that! ~Shelley

Imogene said...

wow, thats amazing, O never would have thought of that!!!
I was going to follow you, but I could find the follow button.


Imogene said...

wow, thats amazing, O never would have thought of that!!!
I was going to follow you, but I could find the follow button.


Katrina said...

Love the contrasting shapes of the clock and the tie. The overall design of the tie looks so cohesive! It doesn't look like little pieces put together.

Scrapfaire said...

That is amazing! LOVE the altered necktie!!! Awesome idea! Now I wanna make one to wear :)!

Sara said...

Wow... This is an awesome project! I love how it turned out! You Rock! Hugs and Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

kristi said...


Jess B. said...

This is pretty COOL! Love the concept! TFS!

Pammejo said...

Cindi, this is so amazing, I would have never in a million days thought to alter an necktie, how fabulous is that!!!! It is gorgeous, may have to do one for my honey for Father's Day!!! TFS and being a part of the All Things Altered Blog Hop. Hugs Pammejo

Anita Braddock said...

wow how Supper beautiful this is. cool idea to use a tie . love the colors and the Details are so perfect.
thanks fir sharing

Michele from MS said...

What a super cool idea! Very unique and dapper!! Thanks for sharing ~ msmith38652@gmail.com

Barbara Rankin said...

Wow, Cindi, what a fantastically creative piece. It turned out beautifully. I'm in awe of your wonderful talents.

Lyneen said...

LOVE tHE TIE... I was eyeing them myself yesterday at Goodwill, may have to go back and pick one up! What a great hop. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

following your blog thanks to Pam's blog hop. I love mixed media and your blog banner you created. will be coming back to scroll through the rest of your work :)
Laurel & Amberly

cema1cema said...

Amazing! Such a cool idea! Christina

Loris said...

That tie is so unique and creative. Thanks for sharing.

The Crafty Dream said...

wow love it!!! Good and great idea!!!

I am your new follower
Thank u
Gaby B

silvia said...

Fabulously clever alterd piece!! I LOVE the tie!! The clock adds a wonderful touch to the presentation!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Get out! That is the coolest thing EVER! Love it!

Eileen Hull said...

A tie! Cindi- your mind never stops girl :-) Love this- it's classic. Old ties are fun but I never would have thought of painting one.

Ladydoc said...

Great idea and beautiful execution of the project!

Nicole Doiron said...

wow! Incredibly original work of art :)

KathyJo said...

I am floored! The tie is incredible, but the fact that it can still be worn blows my mind. I am your newest fan. Thanks for sharing!
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KathyJo said...

Forgot to say, I didn't see a traditional follow button, so I subscribed to your feed.
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Scrappin' Sista said...

WOW! How creative. That's the solution for all the fallen Father's Day neckties. TFS! Scrappy hugs!

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Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wow... I love this. Thanks for sharing.

jamesmortonties said...

Great combination and it looks good with the clock. I truly appreciate artistic works of art since i can't do those...

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