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1  Re: New Crafting Group - Atlanta Southside in Georgia: Central by senlin on: May 16, 2005 08:00:18 AM
Hey Guys,

Ok, I made the vases to see how it went and I have a few pointers (and pictures!)

There's 2 different vases - 1) With wood grain contact paper and 2) With wood veneer "spots".  Let's look at #1 first.

Wood grain contact paper vase

Step 1

The original pictures use a straight cylinder and I would recommend that for this project.  It makes it easier to cut the contact paper into strips and wrap around with out creasing.  I haven't tried another shape, though, and it might be workable.

Plain Vase:

I cut several different shades of metallic and wood grain contact paper and wrapped them around the vase

Step 2

Lather, Rinse and Repeat . . .

Step 3

I added some decorators rocks and floating candle and voila . . .

Veneer Spots vase

The original instructions call for peel'n'stick veneer sheets.  I couldn't find peel'n'stick, so I used the glue on type.  It worked pretty well, a couple of thoughts:

1) Veneer is quite expensive ($17 for a 12x48 sheet).  The original vase was covered in spots (and looked cool), but I decided to cover only part of the vase to conserve veneer.  I like the way it turned out and I think different patterns could use only a small amount and have a striking effect. 

2) Since I couldn't find peel'n'stick, if you want to make this vase, I would suggest using a vase that has a flat surface.  I haven't tried it on a curved (might work), but flatter would probably be easier than gluing

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