Sunday, February 14, 2010

Decoupage Spring Sunflower Glass Kitchen Canister Project


My great aunt loves sunflowers and her country-style kitchen is decorated in a sunflower theme. I found some cute sunflower decoupage papers at the craft store a few months ago and decided to use them to make my aunt a few glass canisters for her kitchen.

I went to Kmart and was able to purchase some glass canisters with locking lids for only a couple of dollars. Using scissors, I cut the sunflower out of the paper (the portions that I wanted) and set it aside. Using a foam paint brush and some glossy decoupage medium, I layered on a thin coating to the front of the glass canister. I then used a plastic squeegee and laid the paper sunflower down on top. Using the squeegee is great to remove wrinkles or air bubbles. I left it dry for one hour and then sponged on another coating of the high gloss decoupage medium and left it dry for another hour.

Since the canister had a glass lid, I decided to decorate the top of the lid with torn pieces of tissue paper in a matching spring green and yellow colors. You apply the torn pieces of tissue paper in the same manner as applying the front design. Let it dry for 1-2 hours or until the medium is completely dry and non-tacky.

Happy Crafting!


3 comments:

MidlifeDater said...

You are so talented. I love it that this doesn't take a lot of time to do, cause I don't have it right now...I love to sew, but haven't been able too lately. Too busy. Happy Crafting!

Finicky said...

I didn't know they made glossy decoupage medium. I tried decoupaging on glass before and it became cloudy looking when dried. Is it because I didn't use the glossy kind? Do you happen to know how I can remove the cloudiness from the dried modge podge on my glass? Thanks, yours looks great!

Shelly said...

Finicky,

they make several different types of finishes, I like the glossy for some projects. You could perhaps take the old podge off your glass project using rubbing alcohol and to start over with it. I got my gloss modge podge at Michaels. I pour some into an old glass bowl and added a little water to thin it down...then used foam brush to spread it on. Make sure you let it completely dry between coats.

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