Hello and welcome to the July Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge. This time we want you to look round your home/garden, or anywhere really, and find something to recycle.
I decided to recycle a terracotta plant pot that had seen better days, but I liked the shape of it, so thought it was worth spending some time on. I started by washing the pot, and then added a coat of gesso before painting it with several thin coats of acrylic paint. I decided not to paint the inside of the pot because it would come into contact with water when I water the plant and I wasn't sure how the paint would stand up to that.
Next, I used a Martha Steward leaf stencil and added a border of stenciled fern leaves around the top of the pot using more paint and a foam pouncer brush.
Once everything was dry, I stamped the stems and leaves from the Papertrey Ink Reasons to Smile stamp set all around the bottom of the pot, and then went round and stamped a variety of flower heads in pink ink. To finish off, I added gold gilding wax to the rim of the pot and tied a bow with some jute twine.
Here is the finished pot with the plant that was the inspiration for it.
I can't wait to see what projects you come up with, and if you want some more inspiration before you dive in, why not pop over to the Happy Little Stampers Blog to see what my talented Teamies have to show you. We have the wonderful Stephanie Lanzalotto joining us as Guest Designer this month, and we also have some links to tutorials that you might find interesting.
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