Monday, January 31, 2011

Ready for Spring

Here’s an easy spring craft I recently created.  I started with a coffee mug from a thrift store…
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Apply some sandpaper or other scratchy material to give some grit to the finish so it will hold some paint.
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Next,  apply some glaze with a sponge brush and then wipe off with a paper towel.  Here is the glaze I use:
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Applying the glaze will give the cup a bit of a distressed and aged look like this:
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I grabbed my acrylic paint (color = Buttercrunch) and used a dry brush to create even more layers…
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Doesn’t it look more weathered now?  Just the look I wanted.  Next, I filled it with some brown straw and a bird. 
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Tweet. Tweet.
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Nice as is, but even better in a group of spring decor…
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Check out my previous post to see a tutorial on the basket on the left.

2 comments:

  1. I LOVE the finish you created on the mug!!! The bird is so cute in there! :)

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  2. Goody goody gumdrops-spring has sprung!! Love the birdies with the nests-can't wait for the real thing!

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