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« on: September 19, 2008 07:53:19 PM »

I bought a black bowl from a tag sale
and it had some potential
I started to paint it green with some super cheap acrylic paint.
It was really cheap, both ways.
I had the intention to paint some sort of greenery on it.
But every time I painted on it, the paint chipped off.
So I got this idea of using a toothpick
and picking the paint off to create a flowery design
if I said that correctly.
and this is how turned out

It turned as a weird Victorian-like bowl.
The inside:

Being an Indian, I have a HUGE obsession for bangles. This is just a couple.
I'm thinking of making more of these bowls, but in better design and color and have a small shelf for each bowl.
what do you think?

oh p.s I'm not sure where this goes. I don't know if its reconstructed or not, so sorry in advance if its in the wrong place!
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008 08:12:36 PM »

I really like it! Great job. I like the shelf idea, can't wait to see how that turns out.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008 08:26:08 PM »

This is beautiful! Just my style, too. I bet there's some way for you to seal the paint with something that will protect it and keep more of it from chipping off so that your pattern is preserved. Love the bangles too Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008 08:41:10 PM »

I believe acrylic gel medium would work for sealing, but I'm not positive,  I do know that I turn to it first for almost every sealing project that I have, and it rarely fails me.

I too like the shelf idea.  I think it would be so pretty up a wall.  (and ridiculously practical too!)
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2008 06:07:51 AM »

i love the way your bowl came out!! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008 02:33:53 PM »

thanks!
The shelf idea still didn't start yet.
I couldn't find adequate bowls yet.
I sealed it with mod podge because it was the only thing near by.
I coated it about 10 times, just in case.
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