Hey friends! Adrianne Surian here with you today sharing a bright floral look you can add to your art storage area. Square shaped pencil cups and tool organizers save space and allow for more storage than round cups, so you can fit more of what you love into a smaller space. But in your art studio - give your storage some attitude inspired by this week's Gelatos® color of the week, Spearmint!
Don't worry, no books were harmed in the making of this mixed media decor piece! You can take photocopies of your favorite books, sheet music, bible verses, and more and print them out before beginning this project!
I happened to pick the final pages of a beloved fantasy series of mine, but this is your chance to make it your own. A bit of Glaze, Gel Medium, and a few shades of pinks and greens along with the new Ice Layers stencils are all you need to make a personal, colorful, and useful storage piece!
First, trim your photocopies to fit the panels of your pencil cup. Decoupage the papers to the wooden cup with Glaze, and coat it with a mixture that is tinted with Gelatos® in shades of pink. Just cut a bit of your Gelatos® sticks and mix each individually with a small amount of Glaze in Strawberry and Bubble Gum shades. Cover the papered areas beginning with Strawberry, the lighter shade, and accent it with small amounts of Bubble Gum tinted Glaze.
Allow the base coat to dry, and then adhere Ice Layers stencils to the cup. It's convenient that the stencils can be cut apart, because offsetting the stencils instead of centering them, and making each side a little different gives the cup a more organic look.
Mix Spearmint Gelatos with Gel Medium and fill the stencil in with a rich layer of tinted glaze.
Allow the floral designs to dry, and accent your stencils with a bit of Glaze tinted with Green Tea Gelatos® and also with Bubble Gum colored Gelatos. There's no right or wrong way to fill your stencils in! I just brushed random areas with these shades to highlight the Spearmint-colored stencil.
Thanks for joining me for today's simply-designed storage project that lets you bring a special piece of art to where you store your tools. I hope you enjoyed it, and let me know in the comments if you try it for yourself!