Sunday, April 15, 2012

French Graphic Bucket and Baskets

Galvanized buckets and produce baskets just say "Spring" and I was anxious to get some Spring into my space at the antique mall. 

Of course I can't just put plain buckets and baskets in my booth. I found some French graphics at the Graphics Fairy.  For the bucket, I cut a page size piece of brown package paper and sent it through my printer. 

 To age the paper, I just dipped it into water and laid it on newspaper sprinkled with instant tea and let dry. I adhered the paper to the bucket with mod podge. I did not put a coat of mod podge over the top.

I tore the edges a little for a more aged look.

I used basically the same process for the baskets, except I used regular printer paper for a lighter color.  You can see my full tutorial on aging paper here.

A different graphic on this one.

Once I got these to the mall and freshened up my booth, I got back to work painting my walls at home.  I am really loving the change and can't wait to get a little more done so I can show you.


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