Monday, June 13, 2011

Faux porcelain flower box

I was visiting one of the blogs I follow and she had bought the book, "Delight in the Details", by Lisa M Peace. It was chalked full of fun ideas to make your own embellishments and one of them contained how to make faux porcelain flowers. She used this idea to make her mother a flower box for Mothers day.  So I went on a hunt and found a copy for myself.  The author of the book used a product called petal porcelain (which is not available on the market anymore, yes, I searched and searched) so the blogger used stiffy to to make her silk flowers stiff and then used a glossing spray to make them shine. I didn't have the stiffy (I have used it before and it does work well) but I did have a product called Triple Thick which is a brush on gloss glaze. sorta like glossy accents, but in a big tub.  I had some pretty paper flowers and thought I would give it a try!  Well, I thought the results were great. I dipped the flowers into the glaze for a even all over coat and let them dry. Not only are they stiff but have a brilliant glossy shine that does look like porcelain. So here is my creation, adorned with some vintage jewelry pieces. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Hi Debbie, I love these little boxes...The perfect gift....with or with something in them. where id you find them?