Natural Mixed-Medium Décor
Craft Marketing Conn.
sizes: 16" diameter plate, 8" pot, 12"x32" arrangement
- Ceramic items: 16” diameter plate, 8” diameter pot
- Natural color sand, approx. 1 cup
- FloraCraft design featuring Dow STYROFOAM Design It: Silks & Naturals Green Brand Foam Sheets: two 1-15/16”x11-7/8”x17-7/8”
- The Paper Company/TPC Studio Brown Cardstock, 12”x12” sheet
- Twig/willow stems, three 24” lengths
- FloraCraft Design It Foam Cutter
- Elmer’s: X-ACTO 8” Scissors, Craftbond™ Extra Strength Glue Stick
- Design Master: Color Tool Spray Color: Clay Tile, Walnut Wood Tone; Mess Master Spray Solvent; Matte Clear Finish
- DecoArt Texture Terra Cotta: Brown, Sante Fe
- large plastic bag, newspapers, paper towels, round toothpicks, jumbo craft stick, plastic container
- 1. In well-ventilated, newspaper-covered area, lightly spray both ceramic pieces with Clay Tile. Let dry.
- 2. For plate, lightly spray with Walnut Wood Tone. To shade edges of plate, hold plate on edge and heavily spray along top edge, allowing paint to run down center. Allow to dry for 10 seconds. Rotate plate and spray along edge, allowing paint to run toward center again. Similarly continue spraying, waiting for paint to stop running before moving on to next area. Let dry. (Note: If not satisfied with look, simply apply Mess Master to dissolve and wipe away paint with paper towel on specific area or entire surface.)
- 3. For pot, lightly spray with Walnut Wood Tone. To shade top and bottom, apply extra paint, creating drips and runs along top or center, as desired. Shade bottom of pot by applying extra paint. Let dry.
- 4. To add sand to plate, use scissors to cut open side of plastic bag. (Note: Be sure plate fits inside plastic bag with extra room to work.) Apply generous coat of clear matte finish on front of plate. Quickly set plate inside bag. "Dump" sand onto areas as desired. While still inside bag, gently tip plate on edge to remove sand. When satisfied, spray entire plate with several coats of matte finish to prevent sand from flaking. Let dry.
- 5. Add sand along top of pot and seal with several coats of matte finish. Let dry.
- 6. For stucco arrangement, use foam cutter to cut sheets into pillars: two 4"x8" for left, two 4"x10" for right, two 6"x12" for center.
- 7. Insert toothpicks halfway into one 4"x8" pillar and apply glue stick onto other 4"x8" pillar; press pieces together to form left column. Repeat process to connect center and right pillars together for total of three columns. Insert toothpicks and apply glue onto left and right columns. Attach columns onto center column. Press together to form arrangement. Let dry.
- 8. On covered work surface, use craft stick to mix 2 parts Santa Fe and 1 part Brown Terra Cotta medium. Spread medium on columns, covering all sides except bottom. To create bumps of texture, dab craft stick onto columns until desired look is achieved. Let dry.
- 9. Find top center of each pillar. Insert twigs into pillars according to photo.
- 10. In well-ventilated area, lightly spray Walnut Wood Tone over arrangement, including twigs. Shade edges and interior areas of arrangement by carefully spraying with more paint. Let dry.
- 11. Position arrangement on cardstock. Trace around bottom of arrangement with pencil. Use scissors to cut out and use glue stick to attach cardstock onto bottom.