Save those glass jars n things ! Don't throw 'em out. Just follow this lil ol' tut and grunge 'em up cause I finally got time today to do a grunging tutorial with pictures ! Yippppeee.....So sit back grab a drink and read on hehehehe.....
First for this tuorial you will need the following.....
1.Modge Podge matte-mat
2.Paints...I use folk art acrylic paints in Coffee Bean, Burnt Umber and Lamp (ebony) Black. You can use what ever colors you'd like.
3.Spices such as apple pie spice, cinnamon, ground cloves, coffee grounds, tea bag grounds, any pie spice would work too. These are just a few ideas I'm sure there's lots more ya' could use.
4.Foam paint brushes and throw away gloves. You can usually catch the foam brushes on sale 20 for a buck.
5.Wax or Freezer paper or something to cover your work area and to also set your projects on while they are drying.
6.Paper plate to mix your grunging mixture on.
7.Tin cans, glass jars, candles or whatever you want to grunge up
Once you have all your supplies gathered, tear a piece of freezer/wax paper to protect your work table and a place to set your projects as they dry. Most people brush on the Modge Podge and then roll their project in cinnamon or some other spice, I mix mine all up straight into the Modge Podge. Anyway take your paper plate and pour some Modge Podge on it and add just a bit of water. I can't tell you an exact amount as I don't know how much Modge Podge your using. You don't want it too runny nor too thick. If it gets too thick you can just add more water as you go too. You'll then add a squirt of your paint(s) and shake your spices on top of your modge podge and paint mix.
I put everything on the side to show y'all but normally as I said above I put it all on top of the modge podge. Mix well with your foam brush and it should look like chocolate pudding. (see pic below)
I do add a lil smidge of black to darken my brown up a lil more. I also sometimes add a lil more spice(s) to mine too.
It's all up to your preference on how you want yours....
After your done mixing it up to your liking, take your brush and start brushing it on your can/candle or glass item your grunging. Also keep in mind it will dry darker than it looks.
Here I have a candle drying after brushing it on....
Now while that's drying I'm going to start on my can.
While it's wet you can sprinkle even more spices/coffee to your Modge Podge mixture if you want. After your first layer dries add another layer. Sometimes I add a few layers to mine. You don't have to but I like mine to have a thick coating. I also always let it dry or become a lil tacky before adding another layer to it....
Now you can add a prim label to it if you want or you could just leave it like it is. There are a few people who sell the labels on Ebay,Blogger (Blue Cupboard Primitives) and Etsy. I am working on making my own but for this project I am using one a blogger pal Natalie of Blue Cupboard Primitives sent me over the weekend. To adhere it just brush on some Modge Podge to the back and adhere it to your project. I also put a lil of the grunging mix around the edges of the label.
Here's the finished project.....
I decided to add some homespun tied with jute string to the top...
Notice how dark it dried.I hope this gets yer crafty mojo movin' lol........and if you have any ?'s feel free to ask away !
Here's another item I grungied up.
This was a small reed diffuser bottle I bought at the dollar tree. It now has a feather and sits atop my slanted lap desk as an old looking ink bottle.
Hope you found this tut helpful =0)
Have fun tryin' this out ! I'd love to see your projects using this tutorial so I hope you'll share. I also forgot to mention above that I use the cans that have lids you pull off. They dont have rough edges like a can opener leaves. If you use ones that you open with can openers maybe sand them ? Just be careful of the rough edges !
There are lotsa' other helpful tutorials on the forum and more to be added so hop on over and check us out ! We have been havin' the most fun on Wed. night live chat ! I've not laughed as hard as I do there in forever ! We loose track of time and end up with tummy aches from all the gigglin'. And the monthly Prim Pal sign ups for June are still open if you'd like to join in !
I have a few new things to share with y'all too....
Hubbs got me this awesome Herb dryin' rack for one of my
Mother's Day gifts....I just love it !
Here's a close up pic of the wood.
He also got me this awesome old barn door....
My hopes were to use it as our bathroom door. The measurements
are a little off so we're hopin' to figure out a way to make it work..
I want to make the bathroom look like an outhouse lol.... I found this old bowl at the flea market in Martinsville for 5 bucks ! It has a small hairline crack but other than that it's in great shape. Couldn't believe it was that cheap !
I've tweaked my hutch and moved the begining of my crock collection in there.....
Darn ! I've ran outta time lol....Gotta' head to work bummer !
Hopefully I will get another post up to share some more stuff sooner than the last time ! Hope y'all have a wonderful day !
Till next time my Prim Friends....
Prim Huggs n Blessins