Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Trashy Tuesday

Welcome back to day 2 of Smudgefest 2012.  Today on Smudgy Antics the challenge is to create a project by upcycling some of your trash.  My first thought was "oh man I just threw out the trash", so then I had to think what else I had laying around.  Then it came to me :)  We had a really bad storm the other day and it blew over a shelf I had on my front porch and one of my flower pots was broken, yay trash!  Here's the before picture.

So now I was excited to have a starting point, but what to do with it....hmmmmm...So the first step was to wash it off and put a layer or white acrylic paint down.  While that was drying I grabbed some of the newspaper from yesterdays project and stamped a couple Smeared Ink images on it.  I was going to use child fae but it didn't really fit on the rim so I went with the heart from, Quoth The Raven set (my most favorite set EVER).  Then I sponged some red ink onto the heart and glued it onto the pot.  I used the Nevermore stamp and the chain link (from the same set)  and stamped those directly on the pot with brown Stazon ink.  Then I used a fabric soften sheet (from the trash) to add some blue ink onto the pot.    I covered everything up with some sparkle mod podge to help seal it.

Ta da!  I decided it would be a great decoration to add into an unbroken flower pot  :)

Fun fun fun!  I can't wait to see what the challenge is for tomorrow!  Visit Smudy Antics to see all the amazing entries and get the details to join in on the fun.  Did I mention that there are prizes every day!!  What are you waiting for.... join in the Smudgefest!


  1. COOOoooool !!! That looks stunning in there. AWESOME idea :-D xxxxx

  2. beautiful it has a very spooky feel... love it

  3. So creative!!! Love how you repurposed the pottery.

  4. What a great idea!!
    Turned out really nice indeed.

  5. This is really a neat idea! I would have never thunk it. great colors


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