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Monthly Makers Loppis / Marbled Tray

I was going to make a collage for this months Monthly Makers-theme. The theme is “thrift shop”, if you didn’t know, and I was going to use old books and magazines to make something. And then I spent one day playing with paint with my sister, and making a collage suddenly felt like the most boring thing ever.

I didn’t want to stop experimenting with paint, and then Mikaela was just like “just buy something in a thrift shop and paint on it?”. Which was – like most brilliant solutions are – kind of simple and obvious. But still brilliant, so thanks Mikaela!!
So I went over to the thrift shop across the street to find something to pour paint, and came home with three different trays. One of them was metal so I didn’t really believe it was gonna work out that well with acrylic paint (it didn’t) and the second one was some kind of varnished plastic that the paint didn’t stick to either. Luckily the third one I found was wooden, and actually kind of nice already! I really like the shape + size! So I painted it dark green/blue to give it a base. (Was so into creating that I forgot to take pictures of everything. Also it was dark.)And I poured and tilted and poured and tilted until it looked something like this. So I left it to dry for like 2-3 days. (There was a lot of paint on it!)  Et voilà! It has a really nice marbled pattern and kind of looks like it’s made of malachite or something! Also it’s the perfect size for me to store my glasses on!

So that was my creation for this month! Hope you like it!

Monthly Makers is a challenge for anyone who wants to be more creative. During 2017 we’ll be launching twelve themes – one for every month – to inspire and challenge you. For February the theme is LOPPIS and Stina is hosting. Comment on her post here with a link to your creation before 26/2 to be a part of the compilation. More inspiration can be found over on Pinterest.

The people behind Monthly Makers 2017 are Alicia, Beatrice, Elsa, Emilia, Fredrika, Johanna, Julia, Mikaela, Ruth, StinaWilda and me. Be inspired, create and challenge yourself all through the year.

Follow us on Facebook to keep up with everything and be even more inspired. You can also follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, our website and in the inspirational group We Are Monthly Makers. 

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  • Reply Emma 21 February, 2017 at 08:09

    Oj hur fint???

  • Reply Mikaela 21 February, 2017 at 09:06

    Alltså den här är fantastisk, älskar hur färgen runnit?! MÅSTE pröva den här tekniken på något själv snart!

    • Reply Jessica 21 February, 2017 at 17:20

      Ja gör det!! Så himla kul!!!

  • Reply Alicia 21 February, 2017 at 09:34

    VAAAAAAAAA detta är ju REN magi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Helt säkert från Trolldomsministeriet! Gud Jessica vilken bra tolkning!

    • Reply Jessica 21 February, 2017 at 17:20

      Men åhh vilken komplimang!!!!!!!!!! <3 TACK

  • Reply Louie 21 February, 2017 at 15:01

    Såå fin!!

  • Reply Linnéa 21 February, 2017 at 16:03

    Åh vad häftigt!

  • Reply Wilda 22 February, 2017 at 18:57

    Det här är ju genialt Jessica! Varför har jag aldrig tänkt på det? Så vackert och vilka toner i färgen! Du har verkligen känsla för allt med färg. Det gav en extra dimension att du skapade med något så greppbart som en bricka också tycker jag.

  • Reply Fredrikapåvinden 26 February, 2017 at 17:29

    SÅÅ fin färgkombination ju! Och världens finaste lilla glasögonbricka!

  • Reply Julia 28 February, 2017 at 15:27

    Wooow, sååå snyggt. Finishen är liksom perfekt, inspirerande!

  • Reply Johanna 2 March, 2017 at 11:53

    Detta blev så fint!! Blir också sugen på att prova på snart!

  • Reply Anni 8 March, 2017 at 13:39

    Men att det kunde bli så snyggt! Precis mina färger också! Hela rymden på en liten bricka.

    Vad gäller förra temat får jag ju skylla mig själv att jag inte kollade om min kommentar fastnade. Man blir så lätt van vid att det fungerar så när det inte gör det missar man att kolla. Jag borde vetat bättre.

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  • Reply Vicky 9 March, 2017 at 07:32

    omg älskart! verkligen en fin—och användbar—detalj som man (eller jag iaf?!) inte tänker på saknas i vardagen. så fin!!

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