Thursday, 20 July 2017

Fusion play with PLAID

Hello and welcome to my page today.

This week for the Plaid play at Crafters CornerI have played around with chalk paints in a different way. The weather here is beautiful and things around are bright and beautiful and drawing inspiration from my beautiful garden over looking my studio, I decided to upcycle an empty coconut oil jar this time! it is..

I wanted to try mixed media with chalk paints and have layered the lid with found objects at home, gauze, corrugated card board buttons, bobbins, nails, flowers, broken pendants and ofcourse some coconut coir!

After  the layering, went about with giving a coat of black gesso and then started the fun.

 I have used the dry bruising technique and have layered some lovely chalk paints from Plaid to add colors.

The lid now reminded me a little dense forest, what say ??? With a shiny coat varnish, it was ready to attract the winged creatures!

And so the base a treatment with chalk paints in 2 colors and some crackle medium from Plaid (Homedecor) too and I have used the antique matte mod podge to decoupage this lovely tissue on to the base.

It's beautiful so see the print thru the cracks and the intentional distressing on the glass jar adds to the vintage look.

Another coat of the mod podge and I sealed the entire jar with satin varnish from Plaid. Here is how it all looks put together.

I wanted more to this home decor piece and lit a candle inside to see the magic unravel!!

Here is how it looks with lid on, I have drilled some holes on the lid and look is just surreal!

With the final look, I can feel this is not just a summery, beautiful, nature inspired, home decor piece...but can it be called Christmas in July too???

I leave that to you....Thank you so much for stopping by.

I would like to link up to the following challenges...

 Try It On Tuesday- let it shine
 Blog Studio Home decoration
Country View Challenges- Things with wings
Creative Moments- Christmas in July
MIXED MEDIA WORLD- use natural materials
Scrapki-wyzwaniowo- anything beautiful

Until my next creative journey,

Happy crafting and recycling.


  1. Wonderful ideas on this stunning project

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. A wonderful project is this! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!

  3. Wow beautiful! Love your tutorial. Thank you for sharing this beautiful project with us at Creative Moments.

    xx Grietje DT

  4. Wow, this is an awesome project, gorgeous details and techniques.
    Thank you so much for sharing ir with us at TioT's.

  5. What a lovely combination of colours, texture and embelishments....Love it! Thank you for linking to Mixed Media World Challenge #27 AMMG/Use Natural Materials.

  6. Amazing creation thanks for playing with Scrapki this month xxxx

  7. What a beautiful creation you made, it's gorgeous and so pretty.x