Thursday, 17 August 2017

Romantic play with PLAID!

It's THURSDAY and am here with my plaid play for this week! When it's a mile stone birthday or a wedding anniversary you do want to make something special and if its worth a display at home you want to be doubly sure that it catches every body's attention!
Today I have upcycled 2 bottles with some romantic chalk paints, Imperial and River walk (they do sound romantic, don't they???) teamed it with a collage frame.

Here is a look at the complete family on display...

If you like scroll further to see the entire work in progress! I had a great time making this and I hope you do too !

The process

I started by coating the bottles with gesso and then doing some texture work on it. I have stuck some adhesive pearls and also hand drawn some texture using texture paste through a cone.

Once dry, I gave the bottles a coat of River walk, chalk paint. I love the beige color. it is so vintage already!

As the base color dried, I took some multi surface paint, Bark brown and applied it around the textured area. Immediately spritzed some water and wiped it using a rag cloth. This gave some depth to the textures area and ofcourse made it more vintage!

It was time to take out the red! Look at the vibrancy the IMPERIAL. I coated this in the central patch, allowed it to dry and distressed the inner edges with brown again.

I followed the same technique but reversed the colors in the other bottle.

Here is how both the bottles look after a coat of satin varnish. Not done yet, they wanted company! So decided to make a picture frame to compliment these bottles..

I took out paper scraps in tones of red, black and beige and cut them to small patches to fit the frame. Once I liked the collage, I went about adhering it with mod podge,. The base of the frame was given a coat of black and I gave some spacing between the paper tiles, which gave it the mosaic look.

That's the frame done! I have a chipboard sentiment that I tinted with the wood tint and gave a metallic brass highlight.
The frame and the bottles were given a coat of Home decor satin varnish and now they were ready to pose as a family.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial today and experiment with the wide range of chalk paints available with Crafters Corner. Whatever be the occasion, there are colors to match.

I will see you next week with another plaid play, meanwhile do let me know your views on this project.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.

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  1. fabulous Rupa, love the texture work on the bottle   beautiful set !!

  2. Fantastic projects... Love that frame . ..

  3. Unbelieveable....loved your work.. I will connect with you soon....
    Incredible idea!!!!

  4. Awesome. Where can we learn to do this

  5. Fabulous work.....your are really outstanding recycle crafter. How beautifully you made these ...:-)


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