Sunday, August 18, 2013
A Cottage Craft Caddy
This is a long overdue thank you post for a giveaway I won over at The Cottage Market. If you are one of the few people who have not visited there, you don't know what you are missing. First there is the Friday Junkin' Joe Link Party (See last week's here!) which is tremendous fun. It is unlike other link parties. Also, Andrea features these Take Five posts during the week with inspirational photographs. (Visit The Cottage Market here!)
All this loot and more were included in the giveaway. I must admit when I received the giant package, I dove right in and started using bits and pieces before taking a photo. Sorry, Andrea, but I just loved everything in there and could not wait. And, folks, there were MILLINERY FLOWERS!!!
This weekend I was experimenting with this goopy mixture and loved it. No furniture was involved, just smalls. I will experiment next time with a side table to see how it works out.
*A big spoonful of nonsanded grout
*Three big spoonfuls of gesso
*A glob of burnt sienna acrylic
*Three globs of pale yellow craft paint
Mix, mix, mix. mix, mix
It is the consistency of oatmeal.
Super thick - applied with a small foam brush.
Kept sealed in a bag when not being used. Stored in the refrigerator overnight. That was about the shelf life - 24 hours.
I chose several victims, er, test subjects for this technique.
First a tool caddy with a terrible fake wood grain paint job crying for a makeover.
I did clean the dust off before painting.
Two coats plain gesso. Then two coats of the goopy mixture.
This is how it looked.
I loved the creamy color and the coverage I got.
I know, why fool with coverage if you are just going to sand the heck out of it?
Believe it or not, it makes for a more finished look!
The tool caddy was the perfect size for eight aluminum molds.
I see craft supplies in here.
I loaded it down with the supplies from Andrea.
It looked very pretty sitting there.
I loved the cottage craft caddy more when turned on its side - it will look wonderful hanging on the wall.
And I might be able to cram even more supplies in it.
There is no end to craft supplies around here.
I experimented with several other items with the goopy mixture. Stay tuned for the results.
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