Monday, March 29, 2010

Star-ting over

I've had this star kicking around for months, I bought it at JoAnn's on clearance with big plans for it.

I tried to use it on the new bookcase:

See it there on the left?

That didn't work.

Tried it on the mantle, no. In our bedroom, no... the list goes on.

But stars are my favorite shape and I wanted to do more with them in the house than I had with just our son's bedroom.

While shopping at Micheal's over the weekend I realized what wasn't working about the star, was the star... it was too smooth, manufactured... it wasn't personal enough.

So - I assembled some supplies:
  • The star
  • Tissue paper (any color/pattern will do)
  • Mod Podge
  • Craft paint
  • Foam brush
First, I crumpled up some of the tissue paper into a little ball, then I smoothed it out and did it again.

I wanted the tissue paper to have texture, lots and lots of texture.

Next, I coated the star with mod podge (which BTW, I still cannot believe isn't actually called Modge Podge...).

And began applying the tissue paper to the star, taking care to not smooth out too much of the tissue paper's new texture.

I kept layering and layering 'till I had just the look I wanted.

And finally, I coated it with flat black paint. This is the end result:

I'm so happy with the way it turned out, you can still make out some of the original texture, but on top of that it now has all the crinkles, crackles and tares.

Unfortunately for the star, it is still homeless within our home - BUT - not for long. I know exactly where it will go once we finish the kitchen.


  1. Your star looks great! I can't believe how different it looks in black!

  2. Love what you've done to your star. Love that I also have that same star. I might have to change mine up a bit....
    Thanks for another fabulous tutuorial. CAnnot wait to see your kitchen when its done. HUgs, Tara

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [30 Mar 03:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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