This poor little bear is still a 'work-in-progress', but I thought I'd share his before and after pics here with you before I give him a brush and maybe a rusty ol' bell, and send him on his way. When I first started distressing bears to achieve a careworn look I was nervous about treating my bears quite so radically, but as you can see, I'm so over that now!
Cute, but not nearly grungy enough for the scruffy, careworn look I want ...
Aha! Did you notice my stockpot in the previous picture? Time for this little bear to take a very quick dunk in my magic brew ... I know, wicked aren't I?! Lol!
To stain the parts my special brew can't reach, a thorough sponging!
Oh dear, one soggy little bear ...
A night spent in the airing cupboard to dry and here he is, a rather scruffy, grubby and sorry looking fellow! Perfect!
Before and after!
Careworn bears may not be to everyone's taste, but I think they have a special 'take me home please, I need to be loved' quality and they sure are fun to make!