Good morning! Today is the first E-Team Hop of 2012 and I’m so excited to be taking part in it. Recently Wendy Vecchi posted about today’s technique, Faux Crazed Porcelain, and Daisy challenged The E-Team to give it a try ourselves.
Wendy covered a metal plaque with Ranger’s Glue ‘n Seal and then Rock Candy Crackle Paint (which you can see at the link above), but I didn’t have any metal pieces that were appropriate for what I was working on. So . . .
I had to come up with something else that was metal to try the technique on.
I stamped the work “Art” on a white tag, put Scor-Tape on the back of the book plate, and stuck the plate to the tag. Once I had trimmed away the paper, the book plate was covered with a layer of glossy Glue ‘n Seal. After the Glue ‘n Seal had dried I poured (right from the bottle) Rock Candy Crackle Paint into the book plate, letting the extra run out over the sides.
One word of warning here . . . I thought the Crackle Paint had dried and stuck my finger into the middle of the plate . . . WRONG, it had not dried all the way. You can probably see my fingerprint right on top of the “A”. When the top was dry, I painted across the top with Frayed Burlap Distress Stain and wiped away the excess.
I probably should go back and show you what I originally started the project with.
I’ve had this Grolsch beer bottle for probably 20 years. I had had surgery and a friend sent me some orchids that were put in the beer bottle as the vase. In the picture above, I’ve already removed the hinged top.
Using the same technique that I used on my Spellbinders Moroccan Lantern (which video will be posted in a day or so), the bottle was covered with matte Glue ‘n Seal which was allowed to dry, and then a very thick coat of Rock Candy Crackle Paint.
Here you can see where I brushed it on the neck of the bottle.
Then around the bottom, I began to pour the paint directly from the bottle to let it drip down the sides of the beer bottle.
You can see (in the above photo) the different layers the Crackle Paint created by pouring it on the bottle instead of brushing.
The finished bottle . . .
The book plate is hung from the neck of the bottle with silver chain attached to the ends of the plate. That skeleton key is one that belonged to my grandfather that I had in a display case in my dining room. I thought it needed a new home! I had the beads from old $ charm bracelets and the crystal is from Maya Road.
This is a project that I’ve been wanting to do for some time and I’m very happy with the results . . . I’ll be saving those wine and other libation bottles now instead of recycling them. Wouldn’t this look fabulous with a Makers or Jack bottle?
Now let’s get to the hop details. The designers participating are:
Of course, there are also prizes to be won! Three very lucky random winners will each win a $25 eP Gift Voucher. All you have to do is leave a comment on each E-Team members’ blog between Friday through Sunday. Three random winners will be drawn and announced January 23rd on the eP Blog.
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the hop!