Monday, April 16, 2012

Sweets for my Sweet

Here is something very quick and easy but with a great effect.
I got this beautiful cookie jar (for a forth of it's original price!) and just played around.
On Karen's Blog (The Graphics Fairy) you can find a lot of great images and typographies that will fit this purpose. I simply printed a great "Chocolat" image with frame on marbled, brown paper, ripped off the excess around the image and used Mod Podge to glue the image onto the clean glass jar.
I used out door Mod Podge, so the jar can be cleaned with water without the image coming off. But you still have to be careful.
While getting wet the glued area can get white. Just let it dry. I avoid rubbing or drying with a dish towel.

Just brush some Mod Podge on the backside of the image, place it on your jar, press out the bubbles and cover the image and about an inch around it with another two to three layers of MP. This way the paper is protected. 
Also try out other materials than glass....

Have fun! ;)

Much love,

The Graphics Fairy

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Vintage Treasures and two Boxes

To get back into blogging I'd first like to share something latest and some of the greatest vintage treasures I've found so far.
As always I've found them at Mösi's and I got them for quite a while now, but never showed them off.
So here they are:

And since my beloved father in law also was a collector of vintage treasures, I got this breathtaking old wooden frame of him. 

There is another thing I want to show off with and I hope you'll like it ;)
Last year I stumbled over two old boxes for sewing notions (I'm not quite sure if this is the right word for it...?), dated between late 1800 and early 1900. They where in good shape and I couldn't resist.

A pot of ASCP graphite was waiting and calling my name, so I finally gave in and used it gutsy on the bigger one of the boxes. The smaller one I painted in old ochre.

The light one is already sold but the graphite box is available on my DaWanda Shop.

And yeah, it feels good to be back on track!! ;)
Much love,