How is everyone? We are getting back into our regularly scheduled program around here...and it's good! Just in case you missed my guest post over at The CSI Project last week, here it is!
Hello, CSI Project Readers, hello! This is Christine, from Christine & Co. I am feeling pretty "big time" that these talented ladies have invited me to share a project with you.
As a crafting blogger, I would have to describe myself as equally obsessed with recycling materials and exciting new embellishments. I think that this vase showcases both of my favorites.
I don't know about you, but I could swim in that color blue! Let me show you how this started out.
I trimmed my scrapbook paper so that the edges would extend outside the cylinder. I carefully applied Hard Coat Mod Podge a little at a time, and smoothed the paper around the cylinder.
I cut the ends into a fringe, applied more Mod Podge, and secured the flaps neatly.
I punched out a two inch circle and covered the bottom, so that it was neat. For the top, I neatly Mod Podged the fringed pieces inside. During the drying time, I measured and cut my molding.
I sanded the pieces and mixed my paint. This part was not at all scientific. I squeezed a couple of different blue paints into my bowl, added a dollop of black, and nailed the color on the first stir. Don't you just love when that happens?
After they were painted, I dry brushed them with a bit of black acrylic paint. Then I used Rub and Buff in silver leaf for some detail. I had some left on my paper towel, and rubbed some over the scrapbook paper focusing on the top and bottom of my vase.
I used quick dry tacky glue to secure the trim pieces onto the vase and let it dry.
I have another "container" that is wating to be decorated...stay tuned! Thanks for reading...