I am back after a pretty long time but I am back with a small project to make up for it.Nothing special, but since I have done pretty much nothing crafts-wise this would have to be it.
My colleague at office has been using a cheap wooden paper /magazine rack thingy to store her office papers and I have been dying to make it pretty.Ever since I have discovered Mod-Podge,all I do is look at different surfaces and want to "cover 'em up".Does that happen with you?Anyway I asked her and she happily gave it to me to "beautify" it and that's what I did.
Here's the before :
This is the after
Here's how I did it :
Started without a plan and painted half of the thing white.......Realized ,I need to have a plan....Took a look at all the papers available with me....Realized white paint was not such a good idea....Re-painted it black....
Measured and cut strips of paper...Realized that I can never draw a straight line....Too lazy to cut paper again,decided to go with what I have ....Thin coat of Mod-podge....stuck the paper,smoothed it out,...Let it dry....Realized it was looking too plain......Decided to make a flower.Made a simple one...Flower looked unfinished umm..blinged it with a rhinestone center.Admired it and gloated....Hot glued it to the wood.The final product still looked plain! Decided to stamp all the areas which were not covered with the paper with silver ink.....Got too impatient and decided to see if the ink has dried,smudged it......Repainted the inked area black......Stamped it again........Grew impatient again! Touched it to see if it has dried and yes! smudged again......Not so polite sounding words follow but in the end gave up and called it a day.All done.
End result : Still like it.Love the silver paper.Isn't it gorgeous?
Lessons learnt : There's a reason why people sand wooden objects!The surface was rough and uneven so the paper is a bit wrinkly at places but since most of it is black it is not very obvious.and anyway it will hardly ever be seen ,so no big deal.
Hope you like it.