When my sister saw the vase I made for my mum at Christmas she asked me to do one for her too. Last week the car boots started and I popped along and picked up this square ceramic vase for £1.
Not sure you can see that well, but as it was ceramic I covered it in masking tape for the fabric to have something to grab onto.
Strips of t-shirt fabric were dipped into black Powertex and adhered to the vase with lots of ruffles to create lots and lots of texture.
After a couple of hours it was touch dry so I roughly placed the other fabrics I wanted to use.
Powertexed the fabrics and added lots of clay flowers.
This is now over 48 hours dry and everything is solidly in place.
And from a different angle.
White pigment dry brushed all over.
I didn't do so much on the band of lace around the top.
Next came the rich gold and bronze gold pigments.
And I just kept applying until I was happy with what I had.
I added quite a bit of pigment to the lace around the top and as you can see it's darker due to there being no white applied first.
It just has to cure for three weeks before it can be filled with water and flowers.