Monday, March 2, 2015

A Gardening We Will Go!

The first Monday of the month Artistic Outpost will be having a Product Focus and for March it is Flowers and Gardening, which stamps in that category will be on sale at 20% off through March 7th, so check the AO blog for all the details! This is also the start of the new March challenge, so "Show Us Your AO Art" for a chance to win $15 in a store voucher! For additional DT inspiration please visit Gerrie, Tracy (who will 3-6), and Lisa.
I thought it would be nice to alter an old hand held bulb planter, which was a total rust bucket. Washed, sanded, primed, gessoed and then painted on a light buttermilk color.
Next step was to apply DecoArt one step crackle quite think and I let that dry and did a wash of brown paint and then wiped off the excess. Once sealed the magic of the Flower Market began.
















All images were stamped on tissue paper using Black Archival and then heat set. On the reverse side, I colored the images using Sharpie markers.



I then applied gel medium to the bulb planter and carefully laid down the cut images and gently patted these down with my fingers. After the Flower Marker images were dry, I again applied gel medium over the tops to seal down.

With the exception of cutting delicate tissue paper, this was really an easy and fun project. The difficult part will be finding a place in the yard to place it!
Thank you for taking the time to visit today and I hope you have a wonderful start to March.

21 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Really gorgeous Terry! Hugs, Calerie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a lovely alteration, great looks Terry!
Greetings, Alie :-)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, amazing makeovers Terry! You must have used a gallon of crackle glaze! Love those butterflies, so perfect for a summery project! hugs :)

Pam said...

I just love your altered bulb planter!! What a lovely piece of garden art!! You did an amazing job putting on those images, and coloring with the markers!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How very clever! What an awesome piece you created, I love it!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous make over Terry.
Avril xx

Ira Huberts said...

Clever you! I was already beginning to wonder how the heck did Terry do this ;-) Thanks for the explanation and beautiful eye candy, just terrific makes! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

cheryl said...

This is brilliant hun simply stunning I love it hugs cheryl xxxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, this is so clever, the stamps have come out so well on the pots, brilliant idea and the results look fantastic!

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous recycling project. I wouldn't want to use it in the garden now.
Yvonnexx

Redanne said...

This must have been a real labour of love Terry, your make-overs are absolutely fabulous - so clever and so very beautiful. LOVE them!! Hugs, Anne xx

Linda R said...

Well my friend. This looks awesome. You are so creative and I love what you have done here..

Hugs~

Michele said...

i am completely blown away by this! what great care you took and how beautiful it turned out! wow. xo

Beth said...

GF that has got to be the prettiest bulb planter I have ever seen wow you are amazing.
Hugs

Julia Aston said...

what a great project Terry! love the images you used and the wonderful 'spruce up' job you did on this rusted bulb planter!

Josie said...

I love these, I use the same tissue paper technique for 'DIY printed candles'. Your altered planter is wonderful!

Shirley Chillman said...

I still love all your unusual makes TT. I especially remember this one here

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Coco said...

This is a fabulous creation, delightful for the garden, I adore this Terry!!!
Another thing, regarding my previous message, I can't find on your blog any email subscription button or bloglovin'. No way to follow you easily for me! ^^ Hugs Coco x

Shari Trumbull said...

I LOVE this, Terry!! You have made garden art, for sure!! This is so wonderful! XOXO-Shari

Lisa Somerville said...

Very cool, Terry! What a fabulous way to alter the old bulb digging tool!

butterfly said...

That's absolutely charming, Terry - so glad I've had a bit of time to catch up as I missed this... love the stamp selection and wonderful makeover!
Alison xx

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