There are so many things that I love, like paint, notebooks, fabric and I wrote about those things here. But to tell you the truth I love so many things it would be hard to list them all so as I come up with new items that I declare my passion for just understand I have many loves .
So now that you know all that I can safely say to you that I love dishes, loads of dishes and if given the space I'd have tons of them. Which is silly cause it's just me and the dog and how many dishes can one person use.
Don't know what it is about those dishes that I love, just know that I do.
So one day not too long ago I was thumbing thru my Somerset Home magazines and came across an article about "Decorative Vintage Dinnerware" by Sandy Faccini Berry. (Somerset Home volume 2 page 44) She called this Altered Dinnerware and they are stunning!. Here's her blog. I was in love (again) and now I could start collecting some nice vintage dinnerware and make it altered.
So that idea was sitting on the back burner waiting patiently for the perfect timing when I read a DIY on the Graphic Fairy blog about some platters gone altered. Again I was inspired. The ones on the Graphic Fairy were done by the the sisters at Nice and Easy Antiques. You can see the tutorial from them here.
Okay so here's the platter I started with. There are some chips but I thought it would add to the look of vintage I was going for.
I had picked out some scrapbooking paper that went really well with the dish and decided it would be my background piece.
So to get a shape that would look good inside on the platter I turned the dish upside down and used the lip as my guide. The lip is the piece that the dish sits on and is shaped around the flat part of the platter. You'll know what I mean when you turn your dish over.
So my first piece of paper was cut out and now it needed to be enhanced.
I wanted the dish to say something and designed it for a dining room/ kitchen so my words had to be about food, and I wanted to say it in French. Born Bon Appetite. Not original but it would do. I found the perfect free font for it on Dafont.
I knew that the image of the fork, knife and spoon over at the Graphic Fairy would be part of the collage along with 3 other images. This collage was done digitally on photoshop elements. Images came from the Graphic Fairy and Playing with Brushes. Below is the digital collage I did.
So now that the above image was done I had to free hand cut it so that a border of the first paper (scrapbook paper) would show all around the edges.
From the tutorial from the two sisters I knew my first piece of paper would be glued with spray glue. The second piece I did with mod podge. I am happy with it and it will be going with me this weekend to my first show.
- My Great Finds by Linda
- My Great Finds is all about my love of treasure hunts and transformations. The hunts at garage sales, thrift shops, estate sales, flea markets and possible some dumpster diving. The transformations will show you how to give new life and purpose to an old item that has seen it's day.
1950's ammo boxes artist Before and Afters Black and white toile bleaching fabric booth burlap pillow burlap wreath Business business plan button magents Buttons on pillows Camera chalkboard chippy paint cover buttons craft shows Craigslist decoupage Dinerware dishes displays Dyeing fabric fabric Fabric buttons Fabric crafts Fabric dye fabric flowers Fabric glue Fabric Napkins fabric roses fabric trim farmers market farmhouse chic flea markets Flipping houses French Pillow garage getting started Gluing trim glycerin soap Goodwill Graphic Fairy Great Find great finds guest bathroom Halloween home selling Home staging Hotelware How to Inspired Iron On Transfer Knot On Main Street Les Brown Lesley Riley Liebster Award linen fabric magnets Making pillows man's shirt pillows men's shirts Moving On hand creativity one of a kind Painting paints Photography picture frames Pillow pillow covers Pillows Plan For Business plate decor platter decor product photos pumpkins Restaurant ware round edge pillow ruffles Salvation Army screwups selling your home sewing spray paint Square edge pillow tags Taking photos tea dye tea dying Thrift Store thrift store finds Thrift Store Shopping toile fabric Transfer Artist Paper tutorial vintage inspired wannabe water decals Where to Sell Wooden boxes worn fabric wreaths You can do it
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