This past Wed. Evening, I held a Decoupage Flower Pot class at Aram Public Library, in Delavan, WI. I had 11 guests and they all really really enjoyed this. Remember the Craft of Decoupage from the 70's with that cool Glue and sealer in one-Mod Podge? It's Back. We'll, maybe it never really left. Anyway, this product is still relevant and fun to use. I got the Matte finish and Gloss from a local Big Box Store. We used the retired Stampin' Up!® Fabric from the 2012-2013 Catalog. I did advise that we could have used Designer Series Paper but thought it would be quicker with the Fabric die cut pieces. The Big Shot Tool was of course the Main Attraction. A few people were familiar with it while others were amazed. I have had my Sizzix Big Shot since Stampin' Up!® first introduced it in 2008. LOVE it! or for those of you who are picky-I REALLY REALLY LIKE IT! All my Students enjoyed using the Big Shot. Once again-Pro's after just one turn. Before the class, I did spray the Clay Pot Sealer on the outside of each pot. This helps to seal it in, so that the Fabric does not come off. Pots are Very Porus.
Here is my Flower Pot using the Blossom Party Originals Die
An example of my one with Designer Series Paper on a dark brown pot:
Here are a few photos, not the best picture taking-(sorry gang) of the group creating.
and the projects:
This was The "Dude" Pot. Our only Male who turned polka dots into Cool and Fun. He made it his own.
They all went home to dry after placing 2 coats of either Matte or Gloss Finishes. Nice Job everyone. As Always-