Monday, January 31, 2011

Here’s an easy spring craft I recently created.  I started with a coffee mug from a thrift store…
Apply some sandpaper or other scratchy material to give some grit to the finish so it will hold some paint.
Next,  apply some glaze with a sponge brush and then wipe off with a paper towel.  Here is the glaze I use:
Applying the glaze will give the cup a bit of a distressed and aged look like this:
I grabbed my acrylic paint (color = Buttercrunch) and used a dry brush to create even more layers…
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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Nice as is, but even better in a group of spring decor…
Check out my previous post to see a tutorial on the basket on the left.
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