Tonight we have another guest designer! Yah! Welcome Hels to the theatre.
Please pull up a seat and may I present to you the
The pot I used has been lurking in the back of the shed for years and once I dusted it down, I primed it with two coats of Gesso. Once the Gesso was dry, I applied a thick coat of acrylic paint, using a mixture of Ranger Adirondack Willow and Lettuce paints to get the right colour I wanted.Hels, thank you for being guest designer this week, and I am off to find a pot lurking in the garden!
I let this dry completely and then I painted over a thick coat of PVA glue, immediately covering the wet PVA with Ranger Adirondack Gold acrylic paint. As the PVA and the paint dry, they separate and leave a scratchy crackled effect. However, my craft room is really cold so this didn't take as it usually does, so the crackles are not as defined as I would have liked.
For the centre panel on the "front" of the pot, I took a piece of Appletini TSS Metal and using a couple of different texture moulds, I made the flower pattern and the scroll pattern on the metal. Inbetween the patterns, I used a refining tool and hand doodled some squigles which added some depth to the metal. I used a sanding block and removed the raised areas of colour and then distressed the metal with gold acrylic paint, buffing to a shiney finish once this had dried.
The reverse panel has three stamped flower heads also onto the Appletini, embossed in gold and mounted onto card for ease of attaching to the pot.
The stamping around the top and bottom of the pot was achieved by using Ranger Archival ink and embossing to seal the image and the stamp I used was a scroll design from The Artistic Stamper.
Finally, I used my Melt Pot and a couple of silicone moulds I had made, one of a leaf and one of a fancy button, and using gold UTEE, I made several of these little embellies, attaching them to the pot using silicone glue.
You can do whatever you like with the pot, be it plastic, china, glass, terracotta, a broken one or a full one. Just fill it full of fun and flowers , of course!