Friday, February 24, 2012

Mixing Creativity with Crystal Lacquer~~ A Sakura Hobby Craft & Terri Sproul Mixers Blog Hop!

 

I am so excited about the post today! We’re having a fantastic blog hop. But first let me show you the project that I’ve created for the Hop:

I watched a similar project a few days ago and then adapted it for my project. What we’re making today is a decorative container. I personally think this would be a great gift for a man or for anyone that likes the steampunk style. I started out with a tin can that I’ve had for years and some steampunk ephenera that I created with some resin and a mold from the Articus studio.

Blog hop for Sakura and Terri Sproul Mixers 001 A little bit here and a little bob there. These I glued onto the can using some Krazy Glue cause I wanted the instant stick.   Blog hop for Sakura and Terri Sproul Mixers 003  Blog hop for Sakura and Terri Sproul Mixers 004          Blog hop for Sakura and Terri Sproul Mixers 005 I then took some aluminum foil, crumpled it up and flattened it back out again. Note, try not to tear the aluminum and using a heavy weight aluminum foil would be best. I then used mod podge to apply it over the tin can.  You can use a stylus to help press it around the objects on the can. Once all that was done and dry I got to have fun playing with my Terri Sproul mixers!!!! I had fun doing some mixing. I used the bronze powders and mixed them with the crystal lacquer and also used the color enhancer. Wow was this ever some sweet stuff! I painted it on the covered tin twice and this is the end result:

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Isn’t this just amazing?? I love how this tin turned out, don’t you?  Now here is how this blog hop works:

1. Leave me a comment

2. You must be a follower of my blog.

3. After you’ve gone to each blog and left a comment, go to the Sakura Blog and vote for whichever project you liked the best. I HOPE IT’S MINE!! :0)

The winner of the blog hop is going to win three of the Terri Sproul Mixers and some Crystal Lacquer and the design team member who gets the most votes for their project will win the same prize! How cool is that? I love it and wish you all the best of luck! Now hop on over to Gloria’s blog and leave her some love too. (Just click on her name over on the right hand side of this post under the blog hop announcement.

 

Barbara

 

28 comments:

Terri Sproul said...

what a difference... WOW...

vicki said...

Very creative!

Debbie Buckland said...

Oh this is awesome. Looks like something that came from the bottom of the sea or straight off the set of Pirates of the Caribbean!

Morninglass said...

That tin looks great!

Ratty Hugs said...

What a super project, love the details. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Lyneen said...

What a fun technique!!!! love how the mixers covered the foil!

KathyJo said...

This projects has the steampunk gears in my head spinning. I never would have thought to cover the whole things in foil and then cover that with the mixers. It opens up so many possibilities.

Clare D. said...

Love the ancient look to this project! Thanks for the chance to win!

Vidette said...

You did a great job.

Edie said...

Very cool technique!!! I am going to have to try it for myself :D

Kelly Donovan said...

Very cool idea!!!!!

pooky said...

Love this! I love how you can take found objects and gve it a new look:) Tfs!

n8tvtexan said...

very creative!

Barbara Rankin said...

Wonderful piece. I love how it turned out.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Great creativity but I think I will try one on a small tin can and glue the white type items on top of the finished piece. Ya thinki?

Jessica said...

This is fantastic. It looks like an awesome treasure you would find on a beautiful ship in the sea. So authentic looking!
:O)
Jessica

Molossus said...

Absolutely marvelous--I just love than tin!

BevinUSA said...

This is so pretty

Thank you for sharing

BevinUSA

Molly Smith said...

I love altered containers and this does look masculine (actually unisex) to me. Very pretty, the color is amazing.
~Molly

Lisa Fulmer said...

such fun texture!

Cindy said...

What fun!

Kitty G said...

Was not sure about the project when you started but WOW the finished product is terrific.

CindiB said...

It does look like an ancient treasure - great combo of techniques and the resin accents are such fun - wish I had a whole tin full of those to experiment with!

Island Buzzy said...

Huh...cool, so different..
I like! Aloha, Connie

Amanda said...

Great project - I love copper :D

silvia said...

Super cool container!! I LOVE all the gears!!

Fabrizio said...

What a pleasantly surprising twist using Terri's mixer. X Fab

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Such a wonderful project!!! Love the patina effect and that you have done some artful recycling!!! LOVE - LOVE - LOVE!!!