Steampunk'd Tool Caddy Lathered in Plaster and Shimmering Matte Acrylic Paint
I love using good old plaster on a lot of my larger projects, and I have been hankering on trying to do it on a small project and glass on top of that. So out came a glass jar and we experimented. I am just tickled by how it came out. Let me show you what I did to create a Steamunk inspired glass caddy with plaster and paint!
Items you will need:
Chipboard: Scrapaholics Cogs
Tools: Sponge brush, Pallet Knife Adhesive of your choice
First, start with your jar or glass container. Be sure it is clean and dry.
Then add the plaster. For this project, I used Perfect Paints Riverstone Plaster and covered the entire body of the jar. I was going for a spackled look.
I did not have the patience to wait for it to dry so off to the shop I went to pull out the big guns, heat gun that is! One thing did happen when I dried it this way, I lost the spackled look and it smoothed out. Next time I will try to have patience.
Once dried, I covered it with Perfect Paints Shimmering Matte Acrylic Paint, "Espresso," and dried that layer as well.
Once that layer was dry, I spattered randomly around the jar with Perfect Paints Shimmering Matte Acrylic Paint, " Bright Gold."
I have been waiting for just the right project to pull out these fun Scrapaholic chipboard gears and cogs. It puts the final touch on any Steampunk Inspired project. I used Shimmering Acrylic Paints in Bright Gold, Vintage Patina, Aged Copper, Spiced Saffron, and Peacock Blue to sponge the colors randomly on the surface of each gear. I then bent them to fit around the jar and adhered them.
Once I adhered the gears, I continued to use all the same paints to create this patina look on the entire jar. The plaster texture takes it to the next level, it is no longer just a plain jar.
A combination of all these beautiful shimmering matte acrylic paints can really make your project something special.
Drum roll please.... And here is the final project, my tool caddy has been Steampunk'd and fits in my studio decor so much better!
Thank you for stopping by, please share this project with others and I hope you give it a try yourself! Candy Rosenberg A Vintage Girl