Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sweet Christmas

I'm working on so many projects simultaneously.  Today, I had an idea for a small Christmas project.


What you see here is a thick coat of white gesso, sprinkled with sugar.  Please don't consume.

How do you like my plaque?






So, have you figured out what this was originally?





I just popped the tile out, and did my sparkly sugar treatment on the frame.  The sugar looks like rock candy embedded in the gesso.   I then decoupaged my Christmas image to the tile.



A sweet redesign.  BTW, I have a box full of trivets.


P.S.  You can seal the sugar with a matte spray, or use glitter instead.



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44 comments:

  1. I have a box full of trivets too!!! LOL (I couldn't admit that to many people.) I used one on the wall over my Pinapple Table back a few months ago to finish off the layout of four tropical mini prints. Since, then....I have just held on to the trivets. The sugar makes me a little nervous because here in Florida, we have to keep all food items sealed away because of bugs.

    You project looks super pretty. Sweet! (literally!!)

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  2. Gorgeous Rosemary, I'll never look at a trivet the same way again!

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  3. Such a beautiful transformation!

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  4. When I grow up, I want a box full of trivets....no seriously. I was kind of thinking along the same lines as Lesley, then I read the PS, brilliant. But I was also thinking of rock salt, then I thought...uh oh rust. I will go with the sealed sugar. Anywho...I lovvvvvvve it. I love the sparkly look of snow and the beautiful decoupage. I'm with Karen...I too will never look at a trivet the same way again. Hey for that matter since discovering your blog, I never look at a lot of things the same way. You are just fabulous my dear!

    Paula

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  5. This reminds me of a project I did in kindergarten that my mon still has. Love the memory. Love your take on this idea. andrea@townandprairie

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  6. The sugar looks like large grained glitter that I've seen used on projects at Christmas time. I love your new version of this trivet. Gosh, you could make these as Christmas gifts to people since you have so many! Very cute!

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  7. That is a fabulous use for sugar and the only way I should have it. The trivit is NOTHING like it was.

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  8. So pretty Rosemary! I love the way you transformed the trivet and the image you chose. I'm dreaming of a vintage Christmas!

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  9. This is so pretty! Prettier than it was!

    xoxo
    Myric

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  10. Wonderful transformation, Rosemary! Sugar is useful for so many things besides eating, isn't it? Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. too cute and sweet! ;) love the use of sugar and it won't go to my hips.

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  12. Wow I have never seen sugar used, cool idea. And I just bought a box of iron stuff at auction yesterday and it included one TRIVET! haha!

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  13. This is amazing, who would have thought it started as a trivet? LOVE IT! xoxo

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  14. Another fabulous re-purposing Rosemary! Yes I knew it what it was and it looks sooo charming after! love that addition of the little girl. Vanna

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  15. you are just to talented!!!!! love it!

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  16. This is like receiving a sweet treat, Rosemary! How terrific!

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  17. That looks so pretty! What an amazing idea and result. You are very clever!

    Thanks so much for topping by and for your sweet message. It meant so much to me!

    Best wishes for a wonderful week,
    Natasha.

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  18. LOVE what you created! You are one talented person!!

    Take care, Sue

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  19. That is amazing, I had NO idea what that used to be! I would love to have your brain for just one day!

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  20. This actually is the first thing that has made me kinda think I might be ok with winter coming! Beautiful, Rosemary!! I love your blog and am following!!

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  21. This is so sweet. I love the image and it is perfect for Christmas. A trivet...I never would have thought of that!

    Kris

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  22. You never cease to amaze me! And to think it was just a lowly trivet! Makes me almost wish for snow :)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  23. Matte spray. Writing that down! This is SPECTACULAR!!! Truly it is!!! I'm always impressed by you!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

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  24. that turned out beautiful, what a great idea! Good way to use up those old trivets.

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  25. What a beautiful transformation Rosemary. Would definitely make for a lovely gift.

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  26. Wow that is awesome! I would have never in a gazillion years guessed what that was originally!

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  27. Who would have thought, SUGAR!! Fantastic! And it looks so good!!

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  28. What a sweet idea....so easy and trivets are everywhere! Cheap!

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  29. What an adorable idea. You are so creative.

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  30. So pretty! Looks just like a coating of frosty snow!

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  31. oh, my, rosemary, your sugary goodness here is just wonderful! i really love your creativity!

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  32. So does your creative mind ever take a vacation??!! This is so darn pretty -- and I'm guessing this isn't regular sugar but finishing-type sugar?

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  33. This is simply gorgeous! I love all of your projects. So glad I stumbled onto your blog :)

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  34. That is so beautiful! I just found your blog a few weeks ago and have enjoyed reading how you use gesso. I had never heard of it before, I have bought a bottle of the gray to redo a couple of things. I haven't done it as of yet, a little nervous about it. But I do like how all your projects have turned out. Thank you for your wonderful, inspiring blog.

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  35. Great idea. I see these all the time and I like the idea and look of them because I like metal but you can only have so many. Great idea.

    Benita

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  36. Who would have thought of using sugar?! Well, of course you would! Another great idea, and it turned out so pretty!

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  37. That's a beautiful trinket, the sugar makes it look like ice crystals. Unfortunately, if you make a mistake and leave a granule of sugar out on your counter a colony of ants will come to devour it...

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  38. What an awesome Christmas confection!

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  39. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the before...one of those trivets I see at yard sales! WOW! What an imagination you have to completely transform this into an object of sheer gorgeousness. ~Lili

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