Welcome to another free Super Saturday Tutorial! Today’s tutorial inspiration came from a question in one of my groups about stamping ordinary tissue paper and adhering to glass vases to decorate tables at a wedding reception.
After initially reading the question, it reminded me of a project we did at the Alden Road Middle School a couple years back. We used leftover ceramic and glass tiles to make coasters to thank donors.
But first… I promised you the names of Blog Candy Winners from Last Monday’s Post! If you see your name listed, use the Contact Me tab to send me your snail mail address by Tuesday, June 8t!
Comment numbers chosen by random.org are…
11, 18, 31, 6
And the winners are:
Hi Sharon! This is such a soft and pretty card. You have had so many fabulous tutorials, but I would say my favorite is a toss up between the lifesaver trucks and the brayered surfer. Thanks for the blog candy chance.
The following people will receive something in the mail!
#18 – Bette said..
Wow, that is hard to say as they are all so good. But I was really excited about the brayer technique. I should have thought of that. Your cards are all so very pretty and I like them all. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.
#31 - Kathy said...
Love this card and the stamp set. JUST ONE TUTORIAL!!! Well, I would have to say the dyed pearls and the one sheet wonders. Thanks for all your great ideas...and the chance for blog candy.
#6 - nana_cindy42 said...
I love this stamp set. It's so simple yet gorgeous! Your card is beautifully designed!
Now, Sharon, REALLY!?! You want us to pick ONE tutorial!!! I love most of them!!! But my interest lies in water-coloring of which I need lots more practice. So I guess I would choose "Sat, 4-23-11
Water-coloring With Markers Tutorial". But there are so many others that I love. So I will leave my 'puter' now and try one of them! Thanks for the 'chance' to win the unattainable stamp set!!
Today’s Tutorial Sneak Peek… the Vase!
Stamps and Supplies for today’s
Super Saturday Tutorial
Tissue Stamped Decoupage Vase
Stamps: Love and Care
Classic Inks: For best results, choose Bright, Strong colors.
|Pumpkin Pie||Melon Mambo|
|Old Olive||Pear Pizzazz|
|Exacto Knife or Razor Blade||Inexpensive White Tissue Paper|
|Decoupage Glue*||Foam Brush|
|Clear Glass Vase or Vessel||Rubbing Alcohol|
|Paper Towels||Clear Glossy Acrylic Spray**|
|Drying Stand or Bottle|
* Decoupage Glue is a craft item and is made by a variety of manufacturers. Modge Podge is just one of them.
** You may also use Matte Acrylic Spray if you prefer.
Step by Step Instructions:
- Measure both height and diameter of vessel, be sure to compensate for any curves. Add 1.5 to 2” to each measurement. Cut Tissue Paper to this size.
- Ink and stamp floral images from the Love & Care stamp set onto matte side of tissue paper. Crumple tissue up into a ball, and set aside.
- Handling vase through the neck, thoroughly clean glass surface using rubbing alcohol and paper towel. Oils and residues from finger tips may cause glue to fail.
- Apply a medium coat of decoupage glue to the vertical surface of the glass vase. Don’t be concerned with brush marks.
- Smooth out the wrinkles in tissue paper and attach to vase, leaving enough excess at the top to account for any curves in the vase. Work slowly and carefully. Press wrinkles and crinkles down as you work, be sure to follow the curves of the vase. NOTE: If your tissue paper tears, don’t worry about it at this point… it is easy to repair later.
- Allowing the tissue to overlap itself approximately 1/2”, cut away any excess tissue and set aside. This will be used for repairs later, if needed. Do not cut away excess at the top or bottom of the vase.
- Once tissue has been patted down on entire surface of vase, use foam brush to apply extra glue along the edge only at the mouth of the vase. Use your finger tips to tap the edges down along the edge, but NOT INTO the vase.
- Now, use the foam brush to apply a generous amount of glue to the bottom of the vase. Tap down and flatten all paper that extends past the bottom so that the vase will be able to sit flat and level.
- Use the foam brush to gently apply a second layer of decoupage glue atop all tissue covered surfaces.
- Set upside down on neck of bottle or drying rack. Do not allow any glue surfaces to touch the bottle. Allow to dry completely before proceeding to next steps. (LOL.. here in Florida, it can dry outside in just 5 to 10 minutes!)
- Once the tissue covered vase is dry, inspect for holes. If you have a hole you would like to fix…
- Dab a little decoupage glue onto tissue covered vase.
- Tear a piece of stamped tissue paper slightly larger than the hole and attach to tissue covered vase, patting into place with glue and foam brush.
- You do NOT want to do this while the paper is wet, as it will continue to tear, and you’ll have quite a mess on your hands!
- Allow all repairs to dry completely before proceeding to next step.
- Using an exacto knife, or razor blade, carefully remove excess paper along the mouth edge of the vase. If you tear away more than planned, repeat repair process in last two steps.
- Now that everything is dry, you can take the vase outside and to spray with Glossy Acrylic Spray. Place the vase upside down so that overspray does not reach the inside of the vase. Be sure to follow safety and application instructions on the container.
- Let dry, apply a second coat of spray to give your vase a protective and water resistant coat of protection. Vase should be cleaned with a damp cloth and not fully immersed in water.
I love the translucency of this vase… wouldn’t it make a nice luminary as well?
Here’s a photo of the vase with a matte finish:
That’s it! I worked with a vase I already had at home… but wouldn’t this be great to do with The Open Sea on a glass pencil cup shaped vessel? Great Fathers’ Day gift! I’ve done this type of project with Girl Scouts, exceptional students, and teens… and they always turn out great!
See you tomorrow with a surprise guest Stamper!