Zinc Vase and a Giveaway!

Today I want to show another idea for one of those little ceramic vases/jugs I picked up recently.
Remember these?

I used burlap on the first one…tutorial here

Today I’ll show you how I did this faux zinc bottle

You’ll need:

Mod Podge
black and gray paint

I chose to make a strip around the main part of the jug 
so I measured and cut a piece of foil the right size.
Crumple it up, then flatten it back out.
Glue it around your object using the ModPodge

Let it dry well and then go back and make sure there are no loose areas.
It needs to be very secure to the object.

Cover the foil with a couple coats of ModPodge, I am using the matte finish.

When it’s all dry, cover the foil with black paint. I used these colors.

After the black paint is dry, do a coat of gray. While it is wet, 
dab off some of the gray with a rag or papertowel.

When you’re satisfied with the look, let that dry.

Next comes an application of slightly thinned gesso.

it will lighten slightly as it dries but you can see I now have that weathered appearance I want.
I added a small lock and key from Tim Holtz’s collection.
 I used rusty wire around the neck of the bottle to hold the key.

Perfect for some paintbrushes!

And now the giveaway I promised!
I’ve had the idea for this pillow for quite awhile now.
I was just having some difficulty getting the graphic on the fabric.
I finally located some of the Blendy pens that Villabarnes uses and it worked great!
I over inked it by hand after transferring the graphic because for this pillow,
 I felt more definition was needed. 
It’s my own design so it is one of a kind!
So, here is

The Twilight Pillow

And, I’m giving away this pillow cover!

I’m not a vampire fan but it seems all the people I know are!
 Either it’s Vampire Diaries, Twilight or Dark Shadows!
It’s just never been my thing. 


1. Be a follower of this site (Google and Linky please)
 Leave a comment letting me know you are following
(counts as one entry)
2. Go to FB and “Like” me 
 Leave a comment letting me know you have “liked” on FB
(counts as a second entry)

Good Luck! 
Winner announced on Monday!

Sharing with:
DIY by Design
Savvy Southern Style
Faded Charm
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  1. Mimi this is Katherine. I want that pillow. Mom said she’ll make me one, but if she doesn’t will you?

  2. Oh goodness! I’ll make her one, just pick one of your followers! LOL The pillow looks great and I think one of the followers out there is going to be really lucky! She’s a great seamstress people!

  3. Love the bottle, thanks for the turtorial, and that pillow is so cute, clever saying on it!

  4. What a great project! Thanx for coming to party!

  5. This is a terrific project! Love the giveaway! I am a follower!

  6. This is new love it! I may use it soon on my site thanks.

  7. Hi, I’m a new follower and a vampire fan! Would love to be entered into your giveaway. Your vases came out great! New to blogland, stop by and visit ~ thanks

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