Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today.
Well another altered project for you today! This time I decided to give my 15 yr old wooden tray and some ceramic coasters a makeover...yes 15yrs! I wish I had taken a before pic!
It all started when a few crafty friends visited me last week and I happened to serve them tea and which is when I realized my poor little tray needs a new look, ...it just went unnoticed, lol!
I had this lovely vintage paper stack by Eno Greeting in my stash and had been wanted to use it in such a way that I get to see it every day ,lol...am I greedy here????
I also swished out an old mills and boon book as I love to have some text pages with my vintage projects!
I covered all the coasters with text pages and when dry water washed them with gesso to lighten the text.
Meanwhile, I prepped my old tray and painted it with chalky finish paints from deco art.
First gave a coat of yellow(Delicate) and then dry brushed in green(New life) to give a distressed look, will I have it any other way?
This lovely pattern pattern with vintage blooms and oooo! The circles, just stole my heart. I was so happy I could use the entire 12X12 paper except an inch gone!
I inked the edges and then did some more script stamping on the pattern paper before adhering it.
Once modge podged, I gave it 4 coats of ultra matte varnish...no way was I going to spoil this, lol!
Next I took some stencils and worked my way on the sides of the tray, both inside and outside.
This time I used the lovely peach color (smitten)from deco art to compliment the flowers! More circles here! I was done with the tray and pretty happy with it.
THIS TIME IT IS SURE TO GRAB ATTENTION, what say???
Coming back to the coasters...There were some bloom cutouts in the paper pad and I had them modge podged on all the coasters. I inked the edges of the coasters with the chalky finish paints and then gave 4 coats of the ultra matte varnish. I was done and happy again!
I would like to link this entire set to the following challenges...
Creative carte Blanche- book pages and blossoms
City Crafter Challenge blog- Book of love
Things to Alter- AG
Country view Challenges- Have fun with circles
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crating and recycling.
Deco Art products used
Chalky finish paints- Delicate, Smitten and New life
Deco art modge podge
Deco art media Ultra matte varnish