Thrift store silverplate serving dish, 4.5” Oval wood disc, Brush basin or container for water, Paper towel, Rubbing alcohol, Sea sponge, ¾” Flat brush, No 1 Liner Brush, Fine grit sandpaper, Hot glue/gun
- Thoroughly wash your rescued silver late dish in warm soapy water, rinse well and allow to dry.
- Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe serving dish to remove any remaining dirt, grease or soap film.
- Wet sea sponge, then wrap in paper towel to squeeze excess water from sponge. Load sponge with a combination of Forest Moss, Basil Green and a touch of Buttercup, (simply dab into each puddle of paint on the palette – one at a time).
- Dab or pounce the loaded sponge on the silver plate dish. Continue painting until all of the silver plate is covered, however, be careful not to overblend. You want to see all three colors in the sponged background. Allow to dry.
- Stencil Coffee Bean dragonflies randomly where desired.
- Basecoat wood disc with Coffee Bean and allow to dry. If needed, sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply basecoat. Allow to dry.
- Using Breezy’s Script stencil, select letters to be stenciled and stencil them Buttercup. I also added an ombre look by adding Basil Green at the base of each letter.
- If desired, add a painted scroll of Buttercup brush strokes around the oval creating a border. I used a No. 1 liner to paint the scrollwork.
- When completely dry, attach the wood disc to the center of the silver plate serving dish using hot glue.
: When attaching the wood disc, you may wish to raise it from the surface. To do that, simply add a spacer between the disc and silver plate dish. Spacers could be, scrap wood or a smaller wood disc, cut foam core board, cut craft foam, or even a bottle cap, etc.