I'm very excited to have been chosen to join the Mixed Media Mojo Challenge Design Team - this is my first project for them.
The theme for the April challenge is Recycle/Upcycle and the twist is Flower.
I've made a vase using a plastic Options jar.
I started by glueing lace, die cut leaves and flowers to the jar.
Then I went back to the days of when I use to decorate cakes and used a piping bag with modelling paste to pipe some squiggly lines and dots. I did try to use a stencil but it was difficult because of the shape of the jar.
I painted the jar with white gesso.
I then painted the jar with DecoArt acrylic paint.
I made a wash of hansa yellow paint and let it run down the from the top of the jar, when this was dry I did the same with paynes grey.
Here is a close up of the runs.
This is the finished vase with some daffodils. I had hoped the buds would have opened by the time the photo was taken, but it was not to be. The only thing I don't like about the vase are the roses that I put on - I should have left it plain.
The rest of the DT have made some fabulous projects so why not pop over to the MMMC to take a look,