PAINTING DISTRESSING & EMBELLISHING
CRYSTAL CUT GLASS OP-SHOP
To Create a Beautiful Shabby Chic Dressing Table Set
I wanted to try a new painting project. The set turned out so well that I decided to keep it for myself. Again a Big Shout to Vinnies at Kingswood, NSW Australia for their bargain bric-a-brac sales where each of these glass pieces were $1.00. This Dressing table set is so easy to make the only hard part about it is…. you need to be patient….. just as the saying goes “it’s as boring as watching paint dry” well yep that’s the hard part.
WHAT YOU NEED: an assortment of cut glass wear – 2 cans of either Krylon Spray Paint or Rust-Oleum Spray Paint , The colour of your choice where I have chosen the pink and the white for the top coat – sand paper (not to harsh)- Ribbon- Small amount of fabric cheese cloth, cotton, (anything that will fray easily) – Embellishments ( I purchase all my embellishments from china eBay stores that offer free postage to Australia)- a posie of flowers which I also purchased from eBay– a hot glue gun and that patience I was talking about.
STEP ONE: Spray paint the outside of glass ware (dry) then spray paint the inside(dry) this is with the colour. Please be sure that it is DRY.. DRY… DRY.
STEP TWO: Rather than watching it dry organise what type of flowers you are going to make. I have a board dedicated to Shabby Chic flower making, some are easier than others. For the Flowers above I cut out odd looking circles of material in different sizes, spot glued the centres stacked on top of each other firmly until secured. I then scrunched each stack up into a ball, frayed the edges, slightly ungathered and highlighted the edges with the pink spray paints
STEP THREE: Spray paint your pieces fully covering them in white spray paint inside and out DRY- DRY- DRY- Using your sandpaper follow the glass pattern as shown in the photos for areas of the pink to show through. TIP= Be light handed and take your time to reach the desired effect otherwise you may accidently rub off both lots of paint.
STEP FOUR: Using your hot glue gun secure your ribbon in the areas you feel they are best suited or perhaps you prefer to use Washi Tape.
Glue on your Flowers, Embellishments and Bows. Pop in your Flowers.
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Happy DIY From JUDITH SUDULIC