Sunday, December 30, 2012

Anything But a Card Challenge 9 Anything Goes or your Favorite Project from 2012

Hello everyone!  There is still another week left to join in the Anything But a Card Challenge 9- Anything Goes or Share your Favorite Project (non-card) from 2012!

I made this picture frame for a co-worker who loves wine!  I got the wine corks from a place locally where you can drop off unwanted art supplies and see if there is anything you might use as well!  Win-win!  I attempted dying these with distress reinkers which was NOT  a good idea.  The color rubs off.  I remedied that by giving it two coats of cork sealer that I had for my Birkenstocks. I figured it would work, and it seems it did.

The base was one of those unfinished ones at craft stores- I painted and put a gloss coat on it.  Then my handy husband sliced the corks in half and I adhered them with a hot glue gun. Easy peasy!  I think she liked it!

So you can either link up your fave project from 2012 or create an "anything goes" project and join us!  Thanks for stopping by!


butterfly said...

Brilliant idea, beautifully done - I love the muted colours! What an appropriate make for a wine lover, and what a genius idea to use the Birkenstock cork sealer! Great ABAC inspiration, thanks!
Alison x

Imke said...

Carla, this is such a great idea. I´m sure your co-worker will love it.

Wendy G. said...

Very nice! I am glad everything came together in the end.

Julie Short said...

What a terrific project - love the idea of a donate and take store - I bet there are lots of interesting things there. Great idea to us the sealer -I keep forgetting that DI is water based - resulted in some oops for me too.
Happy New Year to you!

Margaret said...

I love this idea and your corks turned out beautifully! Your swap store sounds wonderful! Oh how I wish we had place like that around here!