I don’t know about you but I love containers…especially if they can coral all of the stuff that accumulates on my art table! Free or inexpensive containers that are cute? Even better!
The first step was to paint the background with some of my favorite green acrylic colors using a very slip-slap technique to create a mottled effect. This is a fast way to get paint down! Just don’t over blend the colors so you can keep a variety of shades visible.
I then applied Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste to create texture with two stencils, letting the modeling paste dry for a couple hours. The stencils I used were the Mini Butterfly Collage stencil and the Mini Tatting stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop.
To finish off my art supply caddy, I painted all of the inside and the bottom with black acrylic. Touches of black and bronze were added on all the edges of the caddy with a dry brush. The final touch was to tap splatters of bronze over the entire piece. It is a sweet, simple addition to my art table. The stencil designs are the star and really needed very little embellishment added to make them stand out.
This caddy would also be perfect as a hostess gift holding a selection of wine coolers or as an addition to any picnic as a utensil holder. Recycling doesn’t look any prettier!
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