Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Altered Wooden Tray

Good morning peeps!
A dear friend of mine approached me with a beautiful but worn out wooden tray which was very special to her. This is how I salvaged the old tray into a new one!
To begin I smoothened the surface as much as I could using fine grain sand paper & then applied a layer of gesso. I wanted to give it a shabby & distressed look, so used a base coat of gray acrylic color. Once that dried I randomly rubbed the surface with a candle followed by Prima chalk paint. Once the pink dried I used sand paper to distress the color & out popped the gray from beneath!
Random stamping using archival ink completed the transformation! To finish I varnished the tray several times.

The back of the tray - 

Closer look at the distressing - 

Now can you believe this was the tray that got a makeover!

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  1. Welcome to the distressed world! Love that grey and pink combo and how clever to stamp those string of birds!

  2. what a fun makeover Tanvi, it looks antique and beautiful.

  3. Fantastic job Tanvi.

  4. Wow..it is simply awesome Tanvi...

  5. Complimenti bellissima la tua creazione bravissima! Complimenti GRAZIE per aver partecipato al challenge di Arte a tutto tondo ciao LittlefrogRanocchia!

  6. awesome Tanv!! love the pinkand the stamping with that bird stamp is really clever !!

  7. Wowwww bellissimo progetto!!!
    Grazie per aver partecipato al challenge di Arte a tutto tondo!
    Un abbraccio

  8. OMG!!!! Beautiful creation Tanvi! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Arte a Tutto Tondo!
    Hugs and Smiles

  9. That's super pretty Tanvi! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x


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