I hope you are having a wonderful day!
I'm not going to share a card today but instead another kind of project.
I am in a craft group that meets once a month and we always swap something.
This month each of us was given a cigar box and told to decorate it.
My box had a very rough, ridged top.
After struggling with a coat of gesso, I asked my DH if he still had the electric palm sander.
Wonder of wonders, he found it and there was one piece of sandpaper.
So we went to work trying to smooth the top some.
After another coat of gesso and two coats of white acrylic paint, I was
I thought of some beautiful vellum pieces that our dear friend Darnell had given me
and pulled them out.
I used Modge Podge to adhere the vellum pieces to the box.
Much to my dismay, some of the pieces didn't seem to want to hold.
I tucked a bit more Modge Podge under the corners of the pieces and weighted them down.
Still not great.
I think my Modge Podge was too old.
Does that stuff have a shelf life?
So I switched to TH Distress Collage Medium.
Thinking that if I gave it a good coat over the top, it would help stick it down,
I slathered it on!
And then the orange started to appear. Ackkk!
I'm not sure what that is.
Could it be stain from the wood that hadn't been coated with gesso?
Whatever it was, it didn't disappear.
So I'm calling it distressed!
I added some fancy feet and a little pull for the top.
I'm hoping the "jewelry" will make it more appealing.
So that's my swap for this month.
I'm so relieved it'd done and can't wait to see what the rest of the gang did.
I'll try to remember to take a picture of the one I get.