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Altered Caster Cup Paper Weight

Recently at an auction I was lucky enough to purchase a box full of vintage caster 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!


  1. Am loving it - looks fantastic.

  2. LOVE it! This is a perfect post for this week's Linky Party on! The theme is around the world! I would so love for you to link it up! It's really wonderful! What a cool idea!

  3. What a fabulous find , I love what you created !

  4. Roni, you always amaze! We are all "junkers" at heart I think! I got a stash of brooches and pins today, I was soo happy!

  5. Creative indeed and I truly adore people with such creative mindset and I think I must find ways to recycle magiglide silders that I used for a long time.

  6. Brilliant! I never knew sofa caster cups could also be used as decorations for the table or room. What an imagination.


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