Thursday, July 1, 2010

Altered Paper Mache Pot

Good Morning.  I am so excited to announce that I have the pleasure of serving as a guest designer for Layers of Color this month.  I will be sharing projects using several of their stamp sets this month.  Layers of Colors sells the most wonderful artisitc stamps with a vintage flair!  They also just released a line of Art Stencils that are fabulous.  Their design team has been showing off lots of idea's for using the stencils.  Their GALLERY is just loaded with awesome idea's to inspire you.  You can find more wonderful inspiration on the Layers of Colors BLOG.  Laura with LOC is making my guest DT announcement on her blog today, so if you get a minute to hop over and leave a comment, that would be awesome.
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Today I am showing off "Nature Walk".


I thought this project would be a great gift for a co-worker or friend. They could sit it on their desk at work to brighten their day. The Birthday Wishes sentiment could be removed later. It's a fun and easy altered item. I picked up this paper mache' pot at a local craft store, covered it with old music paper and coated with a red glaze. You could probably create your own glazes by thinning down acrylic paint. But I have several colors made by Golden. I also have a bottle of "Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid". I mix this with acrylic paint to create my own glazes. Glazes are fun because they are translucent and allow you to add color without covering up whats below.



I did add a decorative image from another LOC set called "Touch of Elegance".  I used it in the center of the smaller flowers. I found these fun fabric brads at Hobby Lobby. They are called "Spare Parts" and made by Paper Studio.


You can see the back doesn't look so great. I twisted green floral wire to create the stems. I punched white circles to help secure the wire to the back of my flowers. 

I will be sharing another altered project using Layers of Color stamps next wednesday!  So please stop back by.

You can view all of my Altered Projects HERE

19 comments:

Patti J said...

OMG Melisa, this is GORGEOUS!!! How in the world have you found time to create something this time consuming in the middle of a move????? Girl, you are SUPERwoman!!!! By the way, my birthday is in....... lol!

Danni said...

Gorgeous!! Wow!

Jennifer said...

BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE those flowers!!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

A stunning creation, Melisa!!

What a gift you are to the Layers of Color team!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

This is AMAZINGLY awesome!!! WOW! You are a wealth of talent, girl!

Hugs,
Sue

Grace said...

Absolutely stunning Melisa!! We're so excited to have you joining us at LOC this month! You have my jaw on the floor with this one!!! It's fantastic!!!

Shirley said...

How creative and how lovely too! I love it! Where are you, by the way?

Amy Johnson said...

This is fabulous Melisa! Love the musical note pot and what you put in the center of the flowers. So pretty!

Davi said...

Wow I love those flowers! Im sure your friend will LOVE it! The colors, centers and the fun pot you made are just so creative!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

So Pretty! :)

Betty Benton said...

I just recently found Layers of Love via Nina Brackett's Crafting in Croatia. Will enjoy watching for your guest designs there!

Donna said...

Wow Melisa, this is such a stunning project and would make a wonderful keepsake too...a really beautiful creation :) Donna x

Shanda Stirk said...

Beautiful flowers! You have done a great job putting that arrangment together. Thanks for playing at Stampin' Royalty.

Kristine said...

Hi Melissa!! WOW is this every GORGEOUS!! =) Love your rich colors and whimsical polka-dots and the music on the pot is awesome. Great job!! And... welcome aboard! =) Lovely to have you as GD this month!

Barb said...

This is absolutely fantastic! LOVE the rich red, and all of those layers... all the cutting... holy cow! You are my new hero :)

Jean said...

Gorgeous Melisa! Thanks so much for playing along at Just Scraps. I've been poking about on your blog what a great place to visit! Your work is fantastic! Have a great day and so hope you come back to visit us again!

The Wired Angel said...

What a great project.. beautiful job. Peggy x

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Great take on this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge :-)

Sandra Farrell said...

Great job - those flowers are fabulous. Great job with the doubles challenge here at Stampin' Royalty.

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