Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A wee bit O' Green....

This project is NOT I repeat NOT complete..
I'm stuck at a stand still on it..
It didn't end up going the direction I was aiming for so for now it's been set aside..
So eventually (before March is over) I will finish it so you will just have to come back and
see the final results..hopefully it's something to brag about ha ha!
This started out as a ugly gold and brown picture frame..Hello black spray paint!
For the shamrock I cut 3 hearts out of an old cracker box, then I glue the hearts onto a 50 year old dictionary page and recut the hearts out again..
Then....I took a COFFEE FILTER (I really should do a tutorial on this) and folder the filter up into a triangle and rubbed green and brown ink ALL OVER IT..then I ran it under water to let it all run together then I set it in front of the heater to dry (didnt take long at all)
Then I got out my handy dandy decoupage (Love that stuff!) and deco'd the filter hearts (I traced them using the next smallest heart cookie cutter) ..the results are awesome and kind a cloudy transparent look. Click on the pic to see it in better detail.
I used glue dots to attach it to the glass.
I also colored the clear glass a green color. You REALLY MUST try this!! 
You take modge podge and put a few drops of food coloring in it and mix it all up, then you paint it on your glass. It will look like a creamy color but when it dries it's clear. It's so awesome and the possibilities are endless!! I wish I remembered where I seen the tutorial on how to do this!
I will make one next time I do this technique..

So here is what I got so far...was going for a vintage look but don't feel Im on the right path..we shall see how it turns out in the end...stay tuned!


  1. You're not done with this? But it looks great already. Now I can't wait to see how much better (if possible) you can make this.

  2. Darling Girl!


  3. Wow, this is looking really classy. I'm following via TT.

    Happy to be able to come over and see your creativity. Now I'm all excited about doing something for St. Patrick's day.

    Come follow back at jothome.blogspot.com

    Happy Thursday

  4. This is soo cute! I love it. Might have to try me some of that cool glass :) Stopped over from FTLOB. Have a great Friday!


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