Anyway, this project is a decorative plate I found at the thrift store. I saw one at Pier 1 Imports that I absolutely adored! But with a price tag of $130 I didn't have the means to go out and buy it at the time.
Isn't it so great?
Anyway, during one of my many thrifting outings... with my mom of course!... I scored this baby for $4!
I knew it had some killer potential. It's quite large and heavy duty... plus the price was right. So I didn't hesitate to snatch it up. I instantly came home and searched Pier One to remind myself of how great that piece was. Okay, so now what? How can I replicate it?
I spread the Mod Podge on the plate and laid the tissue paper on top... smoothing it down as I went. BTW this stuff doesn't smell the greatest!
It took 2 pieces of tissue. After that was on I applied another coat of Mod Podge on top and left it to dry.
Then I did what I do best.... glazing! All of my glaze is Valspar. I started with Raw Umber, then a custom mix of clear glaze and black paint (3 parts glaze to 1 part paint), and the final application of a metallic bronze.
Here's how it turned out!