I hope everyone had a great Easter break. This week seems to have flown by. We had such gorgeous weather at the weekend. I spent most of the time out in the garden which seems quite fitting as this weeks Out of a Hat challenge theme is “What is lurking in your shed”. The challenge is to make something from item/s found in your shed or place where you store various oddities.
I altered a flower pot for this weeks challenge. I used very small plant pots and saucers that I found in the shed. They are so dinky!
The pots and the saucers were base coated with gesso and then with a couple of coats of acrylic paints. I then sanded them down to give a distressed look. The rose is part of a serviette and has been glued on using SuperPox glue/varnish. I used the last drops of glue in the pot (I have had this glue for so many years) to stick on the images and then sealed both pots and saucers with modge podge. The lids have been attached with a few blobs of tile cement which was also lurking in the shed.
You only use one ply of the serviette. You will need to separate them. Paint a water line around the serviette image that you want to use and then gently tear away. When applying the varnish a sponge brush or a very soft bristled brush are the best. When applying the glue over the serviette, gently ease out any air bubbles as you go.
These upside down pots also make great water pots/bird baths for the garden birds. Ok, I have gone public with the fact I like gnomes! lol!
Happy crafting. Have a great weekend.
Best Wishes Florence x