Monday, July 18, 2011

NEW Product Show Offs! Crafty Secrets

Today I get to show off some new Crafty Secrets Product that are ready now! I used Mini Vintage Creative Scraps for the design team challenge, I made a pretty cookie plate that is hand washable.

This project uses the Mini Vintage Creative Scraps. Let's make one together!

Supply list:

1 Sheet Mini Vintage Creative Scraps
1 Paper doily
1 Clear plate (I got mine for a dollar at the Dollar Store)
Paper Towels
Mod Podge (I used Matte finish)
Tissue paper
Acrylic spray

Scissors, craft knife, rag, bowl of water, brush, damp sponge


1. Cut out your Mini Vintage Creative Scraps, you can use the fronts which are brightly colored or the more softly colored cream and brown backs OR mix it up!

2. Plan you design. Adjust until it is how you like it.

3. Set up! Being organized will help this project along a lot. Make sure the water is not in your elbow space and place the paper towels on the side and have a damp rag ready handy to wipe your hands on.

4. Pick up a scrap an add it to the water. It will curl up a little and then flatten out. This makes it so that you won't have wrinkles in your work.

5. Gently taking the scrap out of water and place it on a paper towel. Brush the Front of the image with Mod Podge and place carefully on the Back of the plate.

Hint: If you have bubbles, gently dab the back of the scrap with a wet sponge or rag, until no wrinkles show.

6. Repeat with the remaining clippings, check the front of the plate from time to time to make sure everything is where you want it to be and has no bubbles.

7. When you are finished gluing on images and doilies, brush an even coat of Mod Podge over the back and let the plate dry face down overnight - no peeking!

8. Place the plate upside down on tissue, trim close to the edge of the plate. It doesn't need to be exact at this point.

9. Brush Mod Podge on the back of plate and smooth tissue, set the plate face down again to dry overnight.

10. When it's completely dry, trim the excess backing from the rim with a craft knife.

11. Apply three coats of Mod Podge, allowing to dry between coats. When completely dry spray with an Acrylic Clear Spray.

Remember it is only HAND Washable.

Now, head over to the other design team members blogs and check out their great projects!

Crafty Secrets Design Team

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
Pam Hooten
Heidi Blankenship
Linda Duke
Michele Kovack
Amy Teets
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Fauve van Maanen
Julie Campbell
Gini Cagle
Jan Hennings
Tammy Roberts
Victoria Warren Mears (You are here!)
Viola Mahr

But wait, leave a comment here and I will draw a winner for a Mini Vintage Creative Scrap sheet so you can make your own plate! Winner will be drawn on Friday. Check back on Wednesday for some more projects with new product and another give away!


Tammy Roberts said...

WOW... how cool is this!!!

vio~ said...

I can't believe you made such an amazing project with the mini scraps!! you rock!

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful plate--such a great idea!


Pam said...

Love your plate, and love your idea with the scraps!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea -- so clever and wouldn't it be pretty for a ladies tea?!
Jan B.

busymartha said...

What a unique idea! Great for a tea party, thanks for sharing, Marilyn

Mickie said...

Wow, that is fantastic.

Shirley N said...

What a beautiful plate, thans for your fabulous tutorial and inspiration!

Becky Dunham said...

What a fun project! I have seen this kind of thing before but this one is beautiful! Love all the little images - thanks for the chance to win some for myself :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

gypsy rose said... pretty! love your instructions.

Stephenie said...

Very pretty! I love these kind of crafts! Useful and pretty. Thanks for the giveaway.

Elle said...

Can I say Beautiful! Your plate is stunning. Such a creative use of a favorite sheet.

Judy Cook said...

Oh that turned out so cool. I love it. I think I'll make one for my sisters.

beadz said...

Your plate turned out so pretty! What a great idea.

Sandi said...

Victoria - clever and fun project! I am horribly behind on new, a delight to see you on the DT for a favorite scrappy place!

Kathy in Idaho said...

Love the vintage images. Truly creative use of them.

debpaint16 said...

What a Beautiful plate you created!!! You gave me inspired to try to make my own, so I hope to win your giveaway!! Thanks for the chance & for the Inspiration!!

carpediem said...

gorgeous project! just love everything from Crafty Secrets! laura j

Anonymous said...

Wow what a wonderful plate you have created with the mini scraps. Love it. Thanks for the tut on it and also for the great giveaway and for a chance to win.

KellyS said...

Oh wow! And I have a stack of these glass plates just waiting for a project. Thanks for the idea!

cal8007 said...

What a uniquely fabulous project! I didn't know you could use modpodge on glass - now I need me some vintage images!!

Thanks for the chance to win!


Carmen L
cal8007 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Perfect project, and a great tutorial. This is a must try. Beautiful!

starqueen said...

Hi Victoria,
Beautiful...and functional! Thanks for the great tutorial and inspiration!

Ruth said...

This is sooooo me..I would love to make my own one!! Thankyou for posting such a great tutorial!!

Vicki C said...

LOVE the tutorial! beautiful!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Really unique. Thanks for sharing a great step by step. Playing catch up and enjoying a quiet morning while grandkids sleep in. What fun this is and love these new products. Have a great day.

rebecca said...

Great idea!!! Wow!

aggiesgirl said...

How fun this would be to make a special birthday plate for someone, great idea

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Gorgeous plate! So unique. Thank you for the pictures showing how you made this. Definitely coming back to copy them down! Love those mini scrapes too!

NWFlamingo said...

I don't know about you but I am ready for a tea party!

Jan said...

Love this...super creative!

Cindy Bowers said...

Hoe great this plate would be for afternoon tea with a friend who just drops by--she'll think you knew she was coming!

*Fauve* said...

AMAZING!!!!!thank you for sharing