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~Practical Magic~

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Create It-Green DT Reveal

This month's Create It-Green Design Team Reveal comes to you this month in 2 parts.

I am just in awe with all the wonderful refurbished projects , cards and Scrapbook layouts that the DT has put together for this reveal!

Check out the card and Scrapbook layout sketches that Victoria provided to inspire the design team...fantastic ideas were created inspired by the sketches!

The altered Design Team Projects are full of wonderful gift ideas and some recipes to boot!!! Yummy!

When you have the time stop by and check out all the creations for this month and give the girls a shout out ...I am sure they will appreciate it !

Part 1 Reveal
Part2 Reveal

The project challenge for this month was to refurbish a vase , can or bottle.

Here is what I came up with. All the snowy weather we have been having in my neck of the woods has me longing for spring.

I started this project with a vase I had saved from flowers received a few years back. I tend to save my vases as they always come in handy during the spring and summer months for cut flowers from the back yard.

1. Make sure your vase is clean and dry before you begin.

2. Using dimensional paint apply your shapes...I made hearts, allow to dry completely.

3. Taking tissue paper from a gift package I had saved .
Rip into pieces, beginning at the top with small pieces.
Apply small areas of vase with a light coat Mod Podge and lay down your tissue paper over lapping at the rim. Smooth out to remove air and wrinkles.
As you move down to the larger section of the vase your tissue paper may be in applied in bigger pieces.

3. Once dry apply another light layer of Mod Podge...dry completely
Next apply one more light layer of Mod Podge , while still tacky spritz your vase with some Glitter Mist.
Turning upside down and right side up , allowing the Glitter Mist to fill in the crevices .Let set a minute then lightly dab with a sponge to remove the excess.
4.After completely dry. With a sponge dab on distressed Stickles.
for good measure I added another light coat of Mod Podge.

Trim off the extra tissue paper at the top of the vase with your exacto knife.

Continue on to embellish your vase with what ever you would like.
I used some beads that I had using generous amounts of tacky glue.
Or you can just leave it plain as it looks very nice that way also.

So that's it ! Hope my instructions are not to hard to follow :)

I also created my Cherry blossoms and Branches.
I am in the process of putting together the how to of creating your own tree branches.
So stop back by this week if you would like to know how they were created.
Hope you are having a Crafty Green Week!
Thanks for stopping by :)


Jacqueline said...

Wow! That is beautiful, Jean!

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Tutorials category today (look for timestamp: [17 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

Anonymous said...

WoW! WOW! I think you should send this to me, we can trade for a say...wine stopper?? LOL This turned out unbelievable! Everything is amazing but I'm in awe of how gorgeous the vase turned out with tissue paper and mod podge (love that stuff!). I'm glad you shared the tutorial above because I have to do this, I have TONS of vases I can refurbish! TFS!!!

Scrapergirl said...

March 22,2010
I just love he idea of the flower vase with the branches in it This is very pretty, I am going to try this When I finish I will post picture on my blog I was talking to the ladies in my Group the Tidewater VA Swarmer's about this vase you made So when I finish I will let you know. It is so Pretty!!!!