Thursday, July 17, 2014

Prima Coffee Break Collection - Altered Coffee Pot

Prima's New Coffee Break Collection
(You can find the original post here at Prima)

This collection is fun, fresh and so very relevant to so many coffee drinking, caffeine thriving people.  It's beautiful yet playful as well, so I made a fun piece with an old water pitcher that I had...we'll pretend it's a coffee pot.  

Below is the entire collection.

So this is...

I created this by ripping pieces of patterned paper and misting it with water to get wet.  Then adhering to the metal water pitcher using gel medium. If you are not familiar with gel medium, it acts like a wonderful glue type product - think ModPodge only so much better.  I dip my fingers in the gel medium, spread on the metal surface, then lay my payer of paper down and  top with more gel medium.  

I added some bright and coordinating tissue paper inside the pitcher so that I did not have to cover the entire inside of the pitcher.  

The flowers  are new this season from Prima and are vines!  yes, mini vines are back!  and the heavens parted and the angels sang...ahhhhhh vines. These are gorgeous.  The new collection is called Winthrop -Tourmaline and are delicate and soft pink. 

I used the Prima leaf die to cut some leaves for my cluster.  I misted them with Prima's Color Bloom Lime Wedge and dried with a heat gun.  The process of wetting and heat drying seems to make the paper stiffer and more durable for dimensional projects.   Tuck here, tuck there - done.

Some finishing touches were made using  Prima's new Weave trim is Buff wrapped around the bottom and Prima's new lace trim in "Cloud" color wrapped in the center of the pitcher.  

The stenciling is some using Finnabair's new Heavy White Gesso from the Art Basic line over the new Prima stencil .575922.  

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Prima Products:
846725 Prima Coffee Break Collection - Caffeine Fix
846718 Prima Coffee Break Collection - Aromatic Blend
846732 Prima Coffee Break Collection - Fill It to the Rim
573850 Prima Color Bloom Mists - Lime Wedge
572839 Prima Metal Dies - Leaf
575922 Prima Stencil
572785 Prima Metal Dies Doilie One
Prima Trim
Prima Lace
Prima White Flowers
Prima Pink Mini Cluster Vines Winthrop Tourmaline - 655350577711
Prima Finnabair Heavy White Gesso 655350961442