Friday, January 20, 2012

New E-Team Blog Hop: Get Your Faux On, Part 1


Are you ready for a new E-Team blog hop series? We are going to get our Faux on as we begin a new series featuring faux techniques. There are so many out there and we thought it would be fun to try them and see what we could come up with it. 

Part 1 is featuring a technique that we all fell in love with thanks to Wendy Vecchi. About a month ago, Wendy shared what she called "faux crazed porcelain" that featured Ranger's Glue n Seal plus Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint. You can see the original post HERE and also HERE. With a little drying time, some inks, and your imagination, you can create some projects. Take a look at what the E-Team came up with:






Daisy Sparks (You are Here)

  • Visit each of the E-Team members and leave them some feedback about their creation.
  • 3 winners will win a $25 eclectic Paperie Gift Voucher;
  • You can visit and leave the E-Team comments on their blogs beginning today through Sun, Jan 22nd.
  • Winner's will be announced late Mon, Jan 23rd on the eP blog.

I got out my Glue n' Seal, some Distress Crackle Paint (Rock Candy) and found something to start my project. It was fun trying to figure out what to do with this little glass bottle I bought at the craft store.




My mom's birthday is this weekend so I will be giving this cute little vase to her. I think it can go on her desk and I will put some fresh daisies in it. I just have to do it, right?




Playing with the Glue n' Seal was kind of addicting. It's a great medium to use as a "primer" of sorts on surfaces that just need a little teeth so you can apply something over a smooth surface. Once you get started, you'll just want to use Glue n' Seal on all kinds of clear glass or plastic surfaces.


I found these glass candle votives, started to paint them, and then came up with this idea as to their purpose. With Valentine's approaches, I thought these two cute holders can sit near our family computer area when someone needs a little TLC.


It is a little hard to see with the red Hershey Hugs & Kisses against the Fired Brick Distress Ink applied to the crackle paint surface. Here's another photo so you can see a little of the ink that highlights the cracks from the mediums used. 


The "faux crazed porcelain" technique is really a fun and versatile way to use the Glue n' Seal and some Crackle Paint. Experiment between using inks or Distress Stains for color. You will want to see what else you can apply this medium on and try out different colors. I think clear buttons and those Starbucks Frappaccino bottles would be some good surfaces to try this techniques out. 

Don't forget to visit each of the E-Team ladies and their blogs to see their projects. Leave a comment here and also let me know what other "faux" techniques you would like the E-Team to feature in future E-Team Blog Hops.

Happy Friday!
 -Daisy
"feed your creativity"







64 comments:

Pam said...

Love your vase, and votives. The green looks very pretty, a great gift for your Mom!

Pam said...

Love the color over the Rock Candy. These projects are fab!

Nan G said...

Pretty vase! Yummy votives. Your E team hops are so inspiring! Thanks!

littlethings1 said...

Looks like a fun project !!! Now I am off to check out all the others !

Carol E said...

Wow! What great projects, thank you so much for sharing them.

inkypinkycraft said...

Great technique and colours hugs trace x

rush said...

these projects are super!

Lisa said...

Wonderful way to add new life to the vase and votives!

JoanneO said...

Great projects! Can't wait to try some of the things I've seen today. Thanks for making these blogs posible.

Anne said...

What a beautiful vase. I really like the color.

Margie said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration

bethann said...

your mom will love the daisy vase. and i always need XO when i'm at the puter , just so i don't end up smashing it and stomping in the remainding bits, hey, i bet those bits would take Rock Candy really well.

connie said...

your projects turned out so pretty. this is a great technique. Thanks for sharing.

kathy/North Carolina said...

You do the coolest blog hops...I always learn soooo much! Thank you. the bottle is darling...I've been squirreling away neat bottles for some time now... guess I'll have to buy some glue n seal!

DWD said...

Love the green bottle and what a cute idea for valentine gifts.

SusanK said...

Love all the takes on Wendy's idea! And the colors used are super!

Luv 2 Create said...

Fabulous projects. Love this technique.
Marcie

Kathy Eddy said...

What a wonderfully fun hop Daisy. I love all the projects and the technique looks great. May have to find me a bottle to play with.

Starla said...

I love your green vase!! It looks like vintage glass!!
And what a CUTE idea with the red for v-day! This was such a FUN technique (and you are right, addicting!!)

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love both the bottle and the voltives! What a neat idea!

Nancy S said...

I think I am in love with this technique. What fun! I loved your "cracked" bottle.

Danee said...

Love the idea of coloring the bottles.

Swedie said...

I would have thought you needed to paint first and then add the crackle. I love the look and the colors you achieved!

Noreen
http://www.craftlinky.com/

Leslie said...

Love, love, love your vase! I need to find a small container like that!!! I will keep my eyes open!

julie c said...

What a beautiful vase!! I love the green, and I'm sure you're mom will too!! Thanks for sharing it!!

Jennifer said...

This is so unique and amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Y said...

Your team has done a great job, as usual! Your altered bottle is sooooooooo pretty, too!

MORMOR said...

Your projects turned out great. I am anxious to start playing.

Christine said...

What a great show/hop this has been. I love this glass piece also. Great job ladies.

Janet L. said...

Both your projects turned out sooooo cute! I must get some of the Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow Daisy you ALWAYS have fun stuff to get the MOJO working. I enjoy how this E-Team comes up with such fantastic displays time after time.
Your projects are wonderful colors and just a great display of upcycling
Thanks for the fun and great inspiration

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful!!!! I especially like how the green adds to that sweet vase!
This has been another amazing hop! I always look forward to seeing what your E-Team has been up to!!

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful vase, I sure your Mom will love it. The candle votive cups are an excellent idea for a small candy dish and so pretty! I have enjoyed visiting all the blogs. You are a very talented group of artists!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great projects. I especially love the vase. And daisies would be the perfect touch.

Barbara Mason said...

OK I am wiping the drool off and can't wait to finish this hop and dig through the glass recycling!!!

McStamper said...

Love your projects.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love both of your projects this tech. is so cool. Thanks for sharing
Marilyn

Dara Lynn said...

This is 'bout the funnest craftastic idea I have seen!! I looove vintage vases votives and can't wait to make!

Holly said...

Great projects, so many great ideas!

April said...

Beautiful projects! This technique is wonderful. You did a great job!

jengd said...

Wonderful projects- your mom is going to love hers! This was such a great hop- thanks to you all!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the green bottle.

Pambi7 said...

I can't wait to try this technique. I love the red votives, so pretty. I have a fundraiser in Feburary and I am supposed to bring a few raffle items. You have given me the perfect idea.

Thank you for the inspiration and opportunity to win.

Bast said...

I LOVE it! this technique is incredible. Thanx so much for sharing! Cannot wait to try it.

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Dara Lynn said...

Just finished the blog hop..SO MANY IDEAS!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

I love these project. I must get some distress crackle paints.

land of ahz said...

Thanks for this blog hop Daisy, i have learned so much and really enjoyed each blog. you have a very talented team and i love to see their work. thanks to all for sharing
hugs candy

Caroline D. said...

Stunning! Your mom will love the vase I think... I would! The glass really does have a crazed effect and looks real... thanks for sharing!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, the vase looks fantastical! As do the votives, of course ... such a great technique; can't wait to give it a try myself!

Kathy said...

The little bottle really brightened up with that simple technique. Love it.

NanaBeth said...

I'm on it-just washed a couple of votives yesterday.Just have to decide what color I'm going to go with.

Carol from La Crosse said...

Now I have an idea what to do with all those votive candle holders I have. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Also thanks for the Blog Hop and a chance to win!!

Plume said...

It certainly makes an incredible finih! I love your green vase. Your mother will certainly be happy with this gift.

MA said...

It is so much fun to see so many examples of this technique. You and your Design Team are amazing.

Denise Bryant said...

Cool hop! Love the faux crazed look! Looks like a lot of fun to create these!
DeniseB

Linda K said...

I'm going to give this a whirl. Love the look. Thanks.

Sandra said...

fun technique - lovely projects!
Sandra ltb

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Fabulous!!! I love that style of bottle, and I have votive holders!!!
I can't wait to try this!!

Indy said...

Loving your projects!

Cheryl C said...

So cool, I love the shape of your vase, too. I have so many glass jars, etc. - I must try this.
I've wondered about faux oxidized copper???

Mary said...

Love the vase--it's beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kathy said...

What fun you had with that bottle.. I must try it...I love your colors too. Thanks for sharing.

Georgie Horn said...

What a great valentines gift!

Kaye said...

I love this technique...so glad you are highlighting it this week!