It's my turn over at the Unique Laser Designs Blog and I am super excited to show you my project.
First I have to tell you a little story. I was walking through my local thrift store. I was gathering little treasures here and there. Then--there it was. And I knew I must buy it!
Yes, this old spice rack for $2.99. But I'm not planning on putting spices on it. I am going to put embossing powders and glitter on it! :)
So to get started I gessoed the spice rack. The fun part was picking out the Unique Laser Designs wood pieces to adorn my spice rack.
I gessoed my wood pieces also, especially since I was going to paint the daisies yellow.
I painted the spice rack and these corners with an acrylic paint. Then I rubbed a little Inka Gold over the corners. You can see one of these things is not like the other! ;)
Here is my spice rack all finished! The yellow paint that I used for the swirls and daisies was a yellow pearl colored paint. The pearl means there is an iridescence to it. Yay! I used some of the paint mixed with water and glazed over parts of the spice rack.
For the middle top I mixed some of the yellow paint with light modeling paste and used Tim Holtz's Rays stencil. This helped to make the word "spices" disappear.
The following three pictures are close ups.
Here is the spice rack with the embossing powders in it.
I couldn't resist doing a side by side photo of the before and after.
So get out your Unique Laser Design pieces-and give something an updo with them! :)
I am also submitting this spice rack to a new challenge called The Mirror Crack'd-Anything Goes. It's a mixed media challenge (I used paint, wood embellishments, Inka Gold, and Light modeling paste).
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving comments! Until next thyme my friends...have a sage and sound day! :)