Some people may say that I'm plum crazy
for painting a silver plated tray.
However, they make a great canvas.
Silver plated trays are abundant at thrift stores, and garage and estate sales. I got this one for only $2...
If it were real silver, of course, I would have never used it for this project. But, since it was silver plated, and I already have plenty of my own that I do use, I decided to do something fun with it that I would actually use and not stick in a drawer.
I painted the tray with 2 coats of Plum Crazy chalk paint from Dixie Belle. Once the paint dried, I used a damp rag to distress it and let some of the silver show through.
Next, I covered the tray with Liming Wax, and then wiped away the excess.
Liming wax doesn't leave a waxy, oily feeling finish like other waxes.
I drew a design with chalk onto the tray, then started painting with acrylic paint...
I added some black highlights...
Once the paint was dry, I went over the cupcake icing with gel medium to add texture...
While the gel medium was still wet, I sprinkled on seed beads...
So, do you think I'm plum crazy?
Wait...don't answer that!
This tray has brought a smile to many faces.
It wouldn't do that if it were stuck in a drawer!
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