Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Am I Plum Crazy?

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...

Hello cupcake!


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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10 comments:

  1. mine as been sitting in a drawer since last summer not sure what to do with it thanks for sharing this idea will give it a try have a great day

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  2. You're plum creative. You can paint over the waxed surface?

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  3. I love your idea Artsy! Such a fun design.
    I might have to try the liming wax. Thanks for the tip,
    Deb

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  4. I saw this on the Feathered Nest Friday link party. Such a cute idea! I definitely would rather have a tray like this than a silver-plated one that had tarnished and was sitting in my cupboard.

    I am starting up my own link party and invite you to share this creative idea at it. I think that my readers would really enjoy it. It is Grandma Ideas Sharing Time at http://grandmaideas.com/grandma-ideas-link-party-14. Feel free to share other links, too.

    All the best,
    Nina

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  5. Very lovely, greeting from Beelgium
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  6. Cute idea. I love the dimension of the frosting! Those trays are abundant at thrift stores and yard sales so I don't think your crazy. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  7. Very cute idea. Not crazy at all.

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  8. I'm loving this! I'm always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Mother's Day! Lou Lou Girls

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