Sunday, 15 May 2016

Mid month tutorial for May

 Challenge for May can be found HERE
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Hi everyone, Elaine (aka Ellapu) here and yes it is my turn to give you a mid month tutorial  here at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. 

I had a few wooden bangles hanging about in the deepest depths of what I call my craft room, one of which was wide and the others were varying styles.

I decided to put five of them together to make a pot for my dressing room table - I didn't want anything fancy and frilly, just simple and unique.

As you can see for yourselves I used glossy accents to adhere them together and you will also see they do not lay flat on top of each other lol.  I cut out a piece of mountboard for the bottom and sandwiched it between the bottom 2 bangles.  

To make the whole structure of the pot more stable I collaged the inside using dictionary pages and for the outside I used an old paper napkin.  (sorry forgot to take a pic of the rough outside)

Once all was dry I painted the outside using white chalk paint, used a crackle medium let it dry and then finished it off with a buff beige colour acrylic.  I left it over night to crackle and I have to say am really pleased with the overall finish.  I sanded the bottom and top edges to give it the vintage look and used an old earring for the front.

Voila all done - finito!

I do hope you like my project and I do hope to see you all joining in with our current challenge.

Hugz always 

Elaine aka Ellapu xx

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