Trivets!

These are the trivets I was talking about in yesterday’s post. They were made from trivets I bought at The Dollar Tree that were pre-decorated. I gesso’d them and started layering acrylic paints on with a brush and paper towels, a piece of window screen and bubble-wrap. I used charcoal pencil for the black and a blender stump to blur it up. The flower and butterfly are made using a stencil and modeling paste. Let the paste dry over night, sand and paint as desired. I used my finger and Distress Ink from Tim Holtz in Fired Brick as my first layer on the modeling paste. I added metallic gold and wiped off the excess with a paper towel. I topped these off with matte vanish to seal the colors in. These were so easy and so much fun that I’m going to buy some more trivets next time I’m at The Dollar Tree and make some in different colors. These two are for my sister-in-laws for Christmas. What’s great about them is they have the hanger already on them so if take into account that you have the materials on hand, the gift only cost you a dollar and some TLC.

3 Responses to “Trivets!”

  1. These are beautiful…and so original. What is modeling paste? I am working on a piece of art right now that needs some dimension and seeing your butterfly and flower here, I’d love to add something like this to my piece…now to just figure out how.
    Great work…and great gifts!

    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~

  2. Thank you so much for letting me know about the modeling paste…I now have added it to my wishlist! YEA! Now, if only my creations can turn out half as wonderful as yours. *smile*

    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~

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