Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Tutorial Thursday - Plexi-glass Reformed


Welcome back to Tutorial Thursdays on Marigolds' Loft.

Week 6 - I can't quite believe it, and thank all of you who link up here and share your amazing crafts with us all. The little group is growing weekly which I am very grateful for :)

Let me kick off by showing you the 3 most visited links from last week.




1. Five Pointed Origami Star with Money by Crystal from Make it Easy Crafts
This is such an wonderful, original way to gift money.

2. Letter Stones by Chesley at Buggy and Buddy
Such a wonderful alternative to lettered tiles, nicer to look at and I am sure play with :)

3. Turkey Treats by Katey from The Crafty Blog Stalker
This has to be the sweetest, yummiest turkey for Thanksgiving, right kids?

Thank you so much for participating, your links were so wonderfully creative and it is my pleasure to feature them here. 
If you haven't already grabbed a button, please feel free to grab yourself one below :) 

”Marigolds
If you would like the chance to perhaps be featured on next week's Tutorial Thursdays, please link up your recent crafts below. 

I am always thrilled to be able to visit each and every one of the links that I find linked up.

Rules for the Linky Party:
  • Be a Follower of Marigolds' Loft, this is not a MUST, but I would appreciate it :)
  • Grab my button below and showcase it somewhere on your blog OR create a visible link.
  • Do not Link if you are selling something. 
  • Be sure to only link the relevant Blogpost and not your whole blog.
  • Do visit the at least 2 other posts linked below, it is always nice to receive visitors :)
  • In linking below you are giving me the permission to use of your image if it is being featured the following week. If I am unable to use your image I can unfortunately not feature you, even if you are the most visited site.
  • Please note: I will remove content that does not abide by the rules mentioned above.
            I will showcase the 3 most visited links next Thursday.

”Marigolds
-x-
Before I get into Today's Tutorial I wanted to get you excited about next weeks' Tutorial Thursday. 
Next week I am privileged to be able to have a BlogSwap day with Natalie from Hungry Hippie.


Natalie will be posting her tutorial on how to create a "Thankful Book" Journal which is a perfect project for this time of the year.......doesn't that sound exciting??? 
I, on the other hand, will be blogging over on Hungry Hippie and will be showing you how to create a decorative storm lamp/lantern with these goodies.
Do come back next week, you won't want to miss that amazing craft!! 

-x-

Now onto today's quick and simple table deco how-to.


For this craft you will need:

A plexi-glass plate, not too thick but also not too thin
Gonis Decor Universal Paints* (to paint the back of the plexi-glass)
Gonis Deko Pointer* (for the decorations around the edges)
An empty fruit tin - the size you want your base
An oven :)

*I use Gonis Products because they are non-toxic, of very high quality, they are unique, and versatile. If you cannot purchase these products in your area you will need to find alternatives - hence the descriptions in brackets :D.
 You may also contact me with any queries or questions as I am a Gonis Distributor.

For this project it is imperative that the paints you use are definitely non-toxic!!! 


First start by using the Gonis Decor to make haphazard squiggles all over the top side of the plexi-glass.




Using your finger smudge all the colours together.



Allow to dry. 
Once dry place the plexi-glass on top of the empty fruit tin on a baking tray. The painted side facing up.


Place your baking tray into a pre-heated oven at 150 Degrees Celsius. 

Do not move away from the oven, you need to watch your project as depending on the thickness of your plate it could go quickly!

You will note that as soon as your plate is warm enough it will start to droop on the sides. This is when you should remove the project from the oven.


As you can see, my oven does not heat evenly so some of the paint started to bubble whilst waiting for the other side to heat up. I don't mind it as it will add to the overall texture and look afterwards, but if this is not wanted, turn your plate in the oven once it starts to droop.

Whilst the plate is still hot you can push and form it to your liking. 
BEWARE: it can get very hot!!


Once shaped allow to cool completely.


Now you can turn over the plate and continue to decorate it.

 With flash - looking good already ;)

Without flash.

Using Dekopointers* decorate the edges.



And there you have it.
 A funky table deco that you can create to enhance any table setting for any season :)



I can't wait to see what you have been up to this week. 
Link up your projects below.
Until next week.
x
I will be sharing this with all my creative Link Ups. 



38 comments:

  1. wow,wow Look Great! I must try to do.
    thanks for hosting Natalie.
    Regards

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  2. Thank you for featuring my Turkey Treats! You have made my day!

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  3. Wow! That diy is so creative and artistic! Love it :))

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  4. What a super fun and creative bowl. what a joy it will be to use.... :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  5. Hi Natalie, Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I am returning the favor and also following you via Twitter, Pinterest & Facebook. I grabbed your button for my party page and linked up a few projects. I just love this plexi glass tutorial and would love for you to link it up to my Pin Me Party.

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    1. Thanks so much for linking this up last week. I really want to make this!

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  6. Thanks for hosting and thanks for featuring my money origami! Made my day! :-)

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  7. Wow! This is so neat (just pinned)! I definitely want to try it!

    Thanks for linking up at this week’s Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop!

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  8. That dish is pretty amazing.

    My three oldest have all made (and shared with each other) Origami money. That star is neat!

    I'm visiting you from the No Rules Weekend hop.

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  9. So cool! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! I added a link from my blog to your party as well! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  10. Very cool, I didn't realize you could do that yourself! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  11. You made that look so easy!...I think even I could do it. It came out beautiful!
    Visiting today from SITS - enjoy your feature day!

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    1. Hi there,
      Thanks so much for visiting, it really is easy, give it a bash - you know you want to ;)
      x

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  12. Who knew you could do all that with plexiglass??? Very cool, and a nice idea for the holidays.

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    1. Hi TheBookWormMama,
      Yip, it can get kind of addictive though as now I can make bowls in every colour of the rainbow and for every season :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  13. What a cool project! I love it with the candle. It's beautiful.

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  14. That's awesome--I can't believe you did that with a piece of plexiglass! I love going to crafting sites, watching HGTV, looking at magazines--I love how they come up with creative ideas. Great post!

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    1. Hi Nicole,
      Thank you so much for visiting, do come back on Thursdays where so many wonderful talented people come by and link up their great stuff.
      x

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  15. Very fun and creative! Happy SITS day! Blessings to you!

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    1. Hi Shari Lynne,
      Thank you kindly and thanks for visiting.
      x

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  16. A great way to make stunning holiday centerpieces. I can imagine a Christmas one already. Enjoy your SITS Day.

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    1. Hi Sheila,
      It is, and so much fun :)
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  17. The tray turned out so well! I could totally see those decor balls in there. And I love the oragami money star too. I will have to try that next time I gift money.

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    1. Hi Home Jobs by MOM,
      Thanks so much for your visit, have a great rest of your day.
      x

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  18. I'm hopping over from SITS. Congrats on your SITS day! I love this idea! Hooray for making plexiglass into something phenomenal and unique each time. I also appreciate learning about the paints. You are an inspiration!

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    1. Hi Julie,
      Thank you so much, you are very kind :)
      I hope you had fun visiting, thanks.
      x

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  19. Looks great. This is a really cool idea! Happy SITS Day!

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    1. Hi another jennifer,
      Thank you so much for visiting.
      x

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  20. I just found you through pinterest power party--I'll have to come and link up this week. I pinned it!

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    1. Hi Tammy,
      Great to have you over, thanks for pinning and visiting.
      x

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  21. Hi there! I'm visiting you from SITS Girls, and I'm so glad I found you! I always love to see what other creative minds are imagining, and this plexi-glass tutorial is so wonderful! I may try this sometime, if I can find the correct supplies!

    So glad to connect, and have a great SITS Day!
    Andrea @ Cloud Nine Chic
    http://www.cloudninechic.com

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    1. Hi Andrea,
      Thank you so much for visiting. I bought my sheet from a local craft store, you can find them in all different thicknesses but I would recommend that you don't use a piece that is too thick as you will have to wait for ever for it to heat up :) Enjoy!
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  22. What a cool project! I would have never come up with something like this. Thanks for sharing, hope you had a wonderful SITS day :-)

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    1. Hi Bev,
      Thank you, my day was perfect :)
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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