Oct 21, 2013

LESSology Challenge #30: Guest designer Suman Pandit


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This month, we have the lovely Suman Pandit as our guest designer.


I have made two projects for LESSology Challenge #30 Kitchen Raid. Upcycled some old stainless steel containers and a wafer box  for this challenge. There have been few things I wanted to try for some time and that is using crackle effects and decoupage. I have used locally made inexpensive products for both these techniques.


I started with lightly sanding the steel containers so that the paint can adhere better.I used bronze,copper, blue and aqua green metallic acrylic colors as a base coat and left it overnight to dry. next used Fevicryl Hobby Ideas crackle medium all over. Wait for about 5-10 minutes and then painted over with a bit of rust mixed with white acrylic colors As I had applied a thick coat of crackle medium, the resultant cracks started appearing soon and are quite defined and big to show the various layers of mixed colors underneath. 


I have added some wood and mirror embellishments on the lid, the second one had some pink stones so I painted over with matching colors. Have kept it simple as did not want to take away from the beautiful crackle effect. Finished with two coats of clear varnish. 


For the chocolate wafer box decoupage  ( box image from the net as forgot to click a picture ) , I first painted with white acrylic color.  Adhered this nice green net effect and wine glass print napkin with home made mod podge ( diluted fevicol MR with water in a 1:1 ratio), left to dry overnight and then coated with another layer of fevicol mix. 


The different laces are from the super cheap scrap basket of a local lace and button store. for the lid I have used the gorgeous off white flower and the green foam flowers which I received from Tone-Lill all the way from Norway, the glittery leaves are hand cut from the lace. 


It is a pleasure and an honor to be here on LESSology today  to share my work with all of you. Thanks to Yvonne and all my friends at LESSology for inviting me to join the fun here with all Up cycling enthusiasts !!


14 comments:

Rupa S said...

Both the projects are lovely. Never imagined our stainless steel containers can be given such a makeover!

Radhika said...

amazing recycling..loved the steel containers Makeover..and the wafer box is good too..love the transformation...

Shylaa Shree said...

beautifully done suman ji, loved both

Shalu said...

congrats for being featured here.....and both of your creations are fabulous.

Reusing with Quilling said...

Congrats Suman ! So happy to see you guesting here at Lessology :) ! Loved your upcycled projects ,I never imagined steel containers could look this stylish :) !!

Lizzy Hill said...

Great up-cycles - they look soooo much better than the originals. I really like how the top ones 'crackled' like that:):) And the flower from Tone-Lil....YUMMY!!!!!!

Suman Pandit said...

Thank you dear friends for your lovely comments !!

Lynnda said...

Wow wow!! These are amazingly beautiful!! Great up up-cycled project!! Love them to bits!!! Awesome .. Hugs xx

Lizzyc said...

Wow what wonderful transformations for these containers, they look beautiful now!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wowwwwwwww! These are just amazing!! LOVING that crackle effect!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Tone-Lill said...

I am speach less... this is sooo pretty and amazing too. The lid looks absolutely gorgeous, and I can see the little green flowers came in handy too. I just love your creativity Suman :)I hope I can give this challenge a go, it looks so much fun to do :)

Suman Pandit said...

Thank you all you amazing ladies foe your support and love !!

Sujana said...

Suman..... gorgeous make over, love all the details, never thought soo much can be done with home made stuff, thank u for the tips...