Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sakura Hobby Craft & Terri Sproul Mixers redo a cheese container!


Our oldest son and daughter-in-law were just here for a  week before the son leaves for a year’s tour of Afghanistan. When they got here my daughter-in-law emptied a container that had little wrapped cheeses in it. I thought that was an unusual shape and that I could make something with it so I asked her for it. Here’s what the original container looked like:

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Nothing especially fancy about it now was there? LOL I started out by mixing some Gold TS mixers with the Sakura Crystal Lacquer and applying several coats to the inside of the container.Sakura Hobby Craft Post 5-24-12 003 That looked ever so much prettier in person, but you can see that it really looks nice. The lacquer on the inside of the container gave it a lot more stability too. I then used some Faded and Worn scrapbook paper on the outside of the container. I used the lacquer as a glue to hold the paper to the container and then covered the paper with the lacquer to seal it. Now the container had a lot of stability and didn’t resemble that cheese container at all!

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Once everything was dry (which didn’t take very long at all) I embellished the piece with some stick-ons and also with a tag holder in which I added the word “Believe”. I thought this container turned out with a masculine feel to it which is what I had hoped for. I think it would make a nice little container for holding little manly things in, what do you think?

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Father’s Day is coming up you know! This wasn’t hard to do and the mixers and lacquer are very easy to work with.




TAXCAT1 said...

I like it!
I thought of how expensive a glue Sakura was in using it to attach papers. :))
great tutorial!

Eileen Bergen said...

It's lovely, Barbara. Sort of Steam punk. That lacquer really gleams unlike other water based finishes.