Most of you know how I love my collection of aluminum molds. Normally I would not use them in a craft, but have you seen what Carlene is doing over at Organized Clutter ?
So I decided if I was already downsizing my collections, I might as well use the little molds with some of my bottle brush tree forest.
And I love them!
I used gesso to cover the aluminum - it took two coats.
I selected the pink and turquoise trees.
Oh, gosh, I cannot believe I painted my molds. There is no turning back now!
NOTE: I did not use any molds with the brand name on them so no Royal or Jello molds were harmed in the making of this project.
For that extra bit of excitement, I glued the trees with E-6000 to the molds.
They are cute . . .
BUT not cute enough.
I took off for Hobby Lobby for some Snow-Tex though I know good and well there is a couple of jars of this somewhere in Horror Monster.
Slathered it around each tree base and over the trees.
NOTE: This stuff takes overnight to dry completely. Plan accordingly.
NOTE: Take off your favorite sweater before applying the Snow-Tex to the trees.
This is what I looked like when I thought to look down.
I added a bit of pink lace around the bases.
After the Snow-Tex dried (and no, I am not paid to keep repeating the name), the aluminum mold trees were styled in a silver bowl with a few glass bottles.
Give me points for remembering.
If you look close I even added some fake snow in the bottom.
Yes, there is at least one more post on the bleached bottle brush trees.
Yes, they are currently available at Riverfront Antique Mall in North Augusta, South Carolina.
Yes, I would appreciate you buying one or many.
The first week in December, I will be revealing my new craft/computer/guest room in a three-part series:
Horror Monster Versus the Slash Room
Get your tickets early now.
See more on bottle brush trees at these posts:
Let The Bleaching Begin
Dying the Trees
Bottle Brush Trees on Corks
Bottle Brush Tree Joy
Party Junk #214 at Funky Junk Interiors
The Cottage Market Presents Junkin Joe Every Friday
sunday show off linky party at twigg studios