Hello, my crafty friends!!!
As promised, I am back with another project using the ExpandIT paste.
This time I have altered a plain and boring white vase to make it look rusty, grungy and cool.
As prep, I used a silicone lace form (usually used to make decoration for cakes) and black DesignIT paste (aka Soft Form relief Paste); I gave it approx. 24hrs to dry.
When ready, I took the lace out of the form and glued onto the vase.
Because I wanted the ExpandIT bubbled to be as irregular as possible, I used my hand to spread the paste above the lace rather than a palette knife.
As you can see, where there was more paste, the bubbles are bigger.
ExpandIT is such a cool medium to work with!!!
Next step was adding colour with Brusho; I chose Gamboge, Sandstone, Burnt Sienna and Terracotta.
I sprinkled it in lines to let the colours blend when misted with water.
Here you can see how the colour flows creating new shades.
I did that on each of the sides of the vase.
The last step was to add some embellishments to the front; the choice was some florist moss (I coloured it with whatever paint was still on the table - you know, make the best of every drop!); I also added a chipboard and a Tim Holtz metal badge.
As you can see, the process is quite simple but the result is absolutely freaking amazing!!!
See you next time.