Delicate Asters and Botanical Roses Altered Watering Can: Heartfelt Alumni Hop
Welcome to the March Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! Each month, on the last Tuesday of the month, the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Team participates in a Blog Hop! Be sure to visit each blog on the hop, and leave a comment, because one fortunate Blogger will be randomly chosen from one of the particpating blogs to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations! The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 2nd, at noon. The March Hop starts 8am EST on Tuesday, March 29th and closes Friday, April 1st at midnight. You’ll find a list of all the HC Alumni participating in this hop below:
With Spring in full bloom, I thought it would be fun to make a little altered watering can using stamps and dies from Delicate Asters, Botanical Roses and Birds and Blooms paper. This was a challenging project for me, as with our move being imminent, I had packed up all my HC stamps! Fortunately, I still had my papers in the Closet of Shame along with some plastic containers of “extra” flowers from previous projects so I was able to play along this month.
I picked this frame up at a yard sale, and it was U. G. L. Y! Just the kind of “find” I like to bring home and work on. I hardly recognize it now that the dark paint has been replaced with a fresh new look! Before it looked ready for the landfill, but now this altered watering can looks like springtime!
The entire frame was sanded, then painted with a single coat of Ranger Snow Cap White paint. While that was drying, I went to work stamping and die cutting my asters and roses using white cardstock and Aged Mahogany and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks. Each layer was heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then shaped, stacked, spritzed with Tattered Angels Silk Glimmer Mist and brushed with Dylusions White Linen Mist. The centers were filled with Citrus Crush Superfine Flower Soft.
I added a coat of Ranger Tattered Rose Distress Crackle paint over the white paint layer, and set it under a lamp to speed along the drying/crackling process. When applying Distress Crackle Paint, I always pretend I’m spreading mayonnaise or peanut butter on a sandwich, as that is the thickness of paint that leads to the best crackles. Once the paint has begun to crackle, you can speed things up a little with a heat gun, but honestly…it works best if you leave it overnight.
You can really see the fine cracks up near the handle. Once the crackle was dry, I spritzed the surface with Tattered Angels Coffee Shop mist and then gently rubbed it in with a dry paper towel. The dark color sinks down into the cracks and really brings them out. I love this look.
I fussy cut my little birdie from the paper collection, as my bird stamps and dies are packed away, too. Like I said….I had to get creative this month! LOL
From here, you will hop on over and visit my dear friend Glenda Brooks who makes me weak in the knees with her gorgeous flowers!
Thanks for hopping by!