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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Before and After Silver Chest

I found this old silverware chest at a thrift shop this week. Yuk! But for only $1 I thought it was worth experimenting with.

 I applied an undercoat of leftover cream colored paint  then a second coat of one of Martha Stewart's paint samples in Wheat. The little sample pots are only about $3 and come with a paint brush on the lid - like nail polish. 
They are great for experimenting with.

 Next, a little distressing and application of one of the Graphic Fairies images. I like the technique of printing onto a sheet of leftover address label paper. In other words, once you've used up all of the labels you're left with a sheet of waxy paper.Print your image onto that with your inkject printer (reverse it if there is lettering.) then dry the ink with a blow dryer. Tape your paper ink side down on the surface and rub on with a bone folder or  credit card, then carefully lift off. I then spray the surface with a clearcoat sealer.

It made for a nice little trash to treasure project!

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