Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Yogurt Cup Project Reveal!!!!!

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........remember where we left off oh so long ago??.....So many trials and tribulations with these things..... 

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............but i learned so much along the way...... at some point i forgot how to crackle........ and i could not get anything to crackle for me......I enlisted the help of Eileen the crafting guru and we got my 'crackler' working again.  I was being a little too heavy handed with the application of the crackle medium. As soon as i lightened up a little the crackles came back. I used colored pencil and Gamsol to add a little shading to the blue and watered down black acrylic that i brushed into the cracks and wiped off to get the shading in the creases.......

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 THEN! ......... after all that i realize the holes i had drilled before i painted were not big enough......... believe me i had visions of totally messed up paint jobs ......but no.... the awl worked perfectly to enlarge those holes and did not 'mess' anything up.

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The final paint job on the beads...I painted them antique copper and brushed on watered down acrylic paint to get in all the cracks and crevices then wiped off. Then hit the high points like the nose and eyes and forehead with metallic rub. And to tie it in a little better with the cup i spritz on some of the blue paint . If you click on the pic it should enlarge for you to see better. Spritzing is a whole 'nother art form.... I did my best but i swear the paint wanted to go everywhere EXCEPT on the bead...LOL!
Out of the WHOLE project i'm loving these face beads the most. I'm sure you will see them in future projects. :)

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...........hanging at the very bottom is a 'found object' . Hubby says it is a gear.  I painted it again with the application of antique copper, bright copper and the water down black then rubbed off. Do you see the little 'dimple' there at the bottom?? Hubby tried to drill a hole for me to put the twine thru............um...not happening..... He ruined a couple drill bits trying an as you can see he barely made a dent.......so that was not happening.......What you see is the alternative......The copper wire was thin enough that i could still glue on my glass gems and have it look right. In fact besides the face beads this is my second favorite part of the project and i thought about using it as a necklace pendant instead of putting it on here. But in the end i did put it on the project.....

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So there i sat Sunday morning over coffee stringing my yogurt cups. And let me tell you stringing them was very nearly the most difficult part of the project...... I wanted to get them evenly spaced and i wanted the bead to be partially covered by the cup.....whew... lots of knots and lots of redos....  but finally its finished. I told hubby no matter what it looks like i'm hanging it up. After so much time and effort and work spent on it , it deserves a space in the house... lol.....

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When its all said and done i DO like how it turned out. Did i make yogurt cups not look like yogurt cups??? I don't think so .. LOL! :) To me they still look like yogurt cups... but now maybe they are pretty yogurt cups???  :)  

Giveaway Alert!  Now i have several cups and face beads left over.  Not quite sure what to do with them.  Then i thought i'd have a little GiveAway.... Though i'm not entirely sure anyone would be interested in my Yogurt Cup project.   So.... feel free to leave a comment....... if you would like to be in the GiveAway then say so somewhere in your comment. Your comment will NOT automatically enter you in the GiveAway.  You must tell me you WANT to be in the GiveAway and tell me exactly what you want to receive thru the GiveAway.....  Example.... Do you just want a face bead or two or do you want me to string a few cups and beads together for you like the one above??  Now please note i do NOT have another gear to put on the bottom...... It was a 'found object' after all and i only had the one.... 

GiveAway Rules.......

1. You must be a follower

2. Indicate somewhere in your comment that you want to entered in the GiveAway and what part of the project you would like to receive.... ie... just a couple beads or  some cups and beads strung together to hang up.......

3.Giveaway will run longer than usual as i have alot going on in the next couple weeks........... Lets say...... June 4th ... You have until Wednesday June 4th to leave a comment stating you wish to be entered in the drawing .  

4. I must have a way to contact you. I will do my best to contact you to let you know you have won. But ultimately it is up to you to come back here and check to see if you have won.  Once i draw the name and post it on the blog you will have 48 hours to contact me and give me your snail mail address......After that i will draw another name!  

Thanks so much to everyone for coming along on the Yogurt Cup rollercoaster ........  I'm so glad its finished...... and i DO like the outcome.   Hugs! deb

9 comments:

CraftyViolet said...

Wow! No, they do not look like yogurt cups anymore! Lovely. I would love to win one of your project left overs. I'm happy with what ever you have. If someone else wants just one thing, I'll take the other but I really love those beads the most.

One year my girls and I found some clear plastic creamers and we "holidazed" them up with glitter and we strung them with red yarn and a jingle bell and no one guessed they were coffee creamers. They wanted to know where we bought the beautiful bells! It's amazing what you can do with some things that most people throw away!

gamma3 said...

GREAT!!!!!

kathyinozarks said...

I agree wow-I would never think that these were yogurt cups if you hadn't told me first-I think this project turned out pretty cool and I love how you hung your finish.
I am a follower and I would love to be in your giveaway-for the face beads-I love those allot and I collect unique beads for my craft projects.
enjoy your day
Kathy

Art and Sand said...

No, they do not look like yogurt cups - cute idea.

You should buy the yogurt my sister buys. She works part of each month in London and buys some brand of Greek yogurt that she tells me I can buy in California. Anyway, the yogurt comes in light blue ceramic cups. She brings them home in her suitcase and I now have a set of 8 cups. I use them as fruit cups at breakfast.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

OMG this came out so great. I could not imagine what you were making.....pretty, pretty. xox

gamma3 said...

deb, i love, love, love the latest project. you had us all trying to figure this one out. it turned out great. i love everything about it. even where you put it up in the house. i have known you a long time and have been on the receiving end of some of your great works. can't wait to see this one in person. charlo

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Deb, It's really cool! They don't look like yogurt cups at all to me. You've just had that idea seared into your brain for so long that you can't let it go. I bet after a while, you'll begn to appreciate the lovely bell mobile and really think of them as bells.

I wish I could participate in the giveaway. I would love one of the beads. But you know the mail issues we have down here in Mexico!

I'm glad to see you are posting from time to time so we can see what marvelous things you are up to.

I plan to do the same (I had been posting daily). That didn't leave me enough time to play with all my cafty things ;-)

gamma3 said...

hey there, forgot to mention, like others i would love to receive a couple trinkets. have fun with next project too. luv ya

Nancy said...

What an amazing thing you made with good old yogurt cups---awesome :)