Recently at an auction I was lucky enough to purchase a box full of vintage caster cups....you know those things grandma used to put under the feet of the couch/chairs?
Well, I knew these would make AWESOME layered paper weights when paired with some of Altered Pages Mini images & Crystal Lacquer!
I started off by filling the cup with a layer of the CL, then adding a piece of colored cardstock (you'll see how cool this makes the finished paper weight look at the end).
I then added some vintage text as background paper for my collage and let that layer dry.
I then proceeded to alternate adding a few images to the new layer of Crystal Lacquer, letting that layer dry and adding a new layer.
Slowly I built up the collage in layers creating a 3D effect...
After I was satisfied with the results I added one final layer of CL to seal it all in.
It is pretty humid here in Indiana so my CL is taking a bit longer to dry than anticipated but you get the idea....
And you can see from this photo that when viewed from the side the bottom portion of the thick glass reflects the colored cardstock added in the initial layer!
Pretty nifty huh?
So there you go...
another fun project using some of the many cool products offered at Altered Pages!
Have a great day!