For this plate, I covered it with a coat of white gesso and then painted it with aqua chalk paint. I then used a gray antiquing paint over the whole plate and removed the majority of it with a baby wipe while it was damp. I then dry brushed some white paint to complete the antique look. I got to work then tearing paper into pieces that I decoupaged collage style on the plate. While it was still wet, I sprinkled mica flakes on the plate to give a shimmery effect.
For interest in the center of the plate, I decoupaged a white crocheted doilie. I used the amazing
Best Glue Ever to adhere the metal embellishment to the middle of the doilie. I then ran tiny beads of
Best Glue Ever around the middle edge of the plate and used it to adhere the rhinestone trim to for sparkle.
I also used the Best Glue Ever to glue the aqua organza ruffle trim around the back of the plate for a soft feel.
I also placed 2 pieces of paper in either corner of the plate which reads, "unique and special you". I chose to add that since this will be a gift for someone special.
For this plate, rather than display it on a stand, I recycled a clear plastic hanger off the packaging of something else and attached it to the back of the plate with the Best Glue Ever as was suggested in a comment from a previous post. It worked like a charm!
As always, I finish with clean up, which includes a spritz or two of Best Cleaner Ever on my hands and my work area to take off any excess glue. Here is another look at the finished plate:
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