Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring-time Serving Tray

Hello crafty peeps!

Using a multitude of the MANY colorful choices of Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest and the performance of The Best Glue Ever! with assistance from a mighty tool: Embellie Gellie this pretty spring serving tray is possible :o) Don't let it scare you, it was actually quite therapeutic and it's really only 5 steps!

ROBIN'S NEST SUPPLIES: Dew Drops!!! from many collections, some are Tear Drops and Diamonds.
Center of Flower:
Lt Yellow from Sunflower Collection
Lt Yellow from Summer Collection
Cream from Primary Collection
Beige from Pink Coral Minis Collection

Flower Petals:
Purple from Hydrangea Collection
Purple from Precious Girl Collection
lt. Blue from Sea Glass Collection
lt Blue from Mint Chocolate Collection
lt green/blue from Lullaby Collection
Lt. Blue from Baby Boy Collection, Lullaby
Lt Blue from Winter Retreat Collection
Blues from minis: Riverside and Hillside

Fresh Mowed Grass Dew Drops
Green from the Summer Collection

Dk Yellow from Sunflower Collection
Yellow from Summer Collection
Beige from Primary Collection
Yellow from Winter Retreat Collection
Lt Orange from Fall Gems Collection

The Best Glue Ever! and Embellie Gellie by ScraPerfect!
White Spray Paint, Wood Serving Tray, Paint Brush, 3d Crystal Lacquer (Sakura), Epoxy

(click on the image for a larger view)

*if you look closely, you can see the flower pattern

1. Spray paint a wood serving tray with white spray paint.
2. Apply The Best Glue Ever! to the tray. Spread with a paint brush for design area only (not the background yet) so you can see your design for placement of the Dew Drops. Let dry until it's completely clear, the glue will remain tacky for precise placement of Dew Drops.

3. Allow Embellie Gellie to assist in picking up and placing the Dew Drops into the design area.

(click for a larger image) My cat jumped up to the work table! see the nice paw print in the middle of my project? LOL This was easily removed with Undo adhesive remover and a Q-Tip.

4. When the tray is totally covered with Dew Drops and your design is finished, squeeze 3d Crystal Lacquer all over, concentrating on filling in between the Dew Drops. Let dry. When I knew I was leaving the project for a while, I sometimes put 3d Crystal Lacquer over some areas, just in case the kittens found mischief. Be careful not to go beyond where your Dew Drops are placed.

5. Apply Epoxy over the top of your finished design at least 1/4 above the top of the Dew Drops to ensure that your tray surface is level.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this project, come back soon.



Rachel said...

You should be soooo proud of yourself! I have done so mosaics and when the project is finished it is a great feeling! I really love this! Pat yourself on the back for me!

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

Wow Becky this is amazing!!! That looks like it took DAYS!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Love, Love, Love this!!!

PamS said...

This is amazing!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

I LOVE this!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Wow, this is so beautiful! Very nice job! I am a new follower from Facebook and am looking forward to more of your creations. I would like to invite you to check out my blog and follow me back too!


Robin said...

FABULOUS!!!!! You have certainly outdone yourself this time. Great job.

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