Altered Paper Mâché Pitcher

 Hello everyone, Patti here, thanks for joining me in the Creative Studio today.
I have such a fun project to share with you using some of my favorite Canvas Corp Brands products, including the Decor & DIY paint in Scarlet, you can tell by the jar how well loved it is.
The altered pitcher is going to be a nifty storage for my stencil and ink brushes.

Supplies from Canvas Corp Brands used:
7gypsies – 8×8 Architextures Paper Pad
Tattered Angels – Décor & DIY paint – ScarletGlimmermist – Crimson and Glimmermist – Lobster
Canvas Home Basics – Tissuestock – French Script on IvoryTissuestock – Damask on IvoryNatural Burlap 12×12 sheetNatural Canvas 12×12 sheetCanvas Flower – Tan
Mix and Match Pad – Spring Showers (Spring Sayings on Ivory)Let me just pause here and tell that you my craft room is done with red accents and I have used this same Decor&DIY jar to paint numerous items and it’s still half full.  When it says in most cases, no sanding, self leveling and one coat, boy does it mean just that! You really need to grab your favorite color and try it out.

My project started with a bare paper mache pitcher found at a local craft and flower outlet near me.  If you don’t have access to a store like mine look and see what is available to you.  An old pail?  A used cookie tin?  An empty Oatmeal cylindrical container?  There are endless things you could use for a nifty storage container for your craft room as well.  I did no prepping to this pitcher other than to remove the metal handle before starting.

The first steps were to line the inside with Tissuestock from the Canvas Home Basics store, I used French Script and Damask both on Ivory.  From my stash I used Aleene’s Collage Pauge but you could use any Mod-Podge or sealing agent you have on hand.  I lined the inside and bottom with the two tissue papers.  Next came the fun transformation of changing the pitcher to bright red, you’ll see and be amazed in the video at how well it covered and transformed the cardboard substance into something that looks like a metal pitcher.  I was pretty excited at the outcome.  The last step was to finish the bottom with a coat of Black Gesso from TCW.  This is another favorite of mine.

Another fun part of this project was making flowers to decorate the outside of the pitcher.  I choose a couple of sheets from the 7Gypsies 8×8″ Architextures paper pad. I used a simple 3 die set called Pinwheel Posies from Spellbinders.  You could use any flower punch, die or machine cut flower petals for this step.  I altered my cut petals with a combination of Tattered Angels Glimmermists in Lobster and Crimson.  I used a brush to paint mine instead of misting them but it’s totally up to you and the look you’re wanting to achieve.  To give each flower shape and flow I used a flower shaping set I have, but as I show you on the video you don’t need this to make the flowers.  You can use instead the handles from different sized paint brushes to achieve the curve and shape of the petals.  It just takes some playing to get the look you like.  Remember the key is, there is no RIGHT, it’s entirely what looks good to you and gives you happiness.  After all isn’t that what this whole crafty business is all about?

The final step is putting it all together.  You’ll see on video that I have a wide array of laces and trims surrounding me as well as some other flowers I’ve made.  I used assorted items from my stash for the flower centers as well as incorporating die cut pieces of canvas and burlap for some layers.  The laces never got used, but that’s the magic of creating, you use trial and error until it just pops and your mind says, that’s it! This step is just a matter of playing and placing until you get it your way.  The big focal point on the front of the pitcher is a sentiment taken from the Mixed Media Spring Showers Collection, I just fussy cut it out leaving a nice cream border all around and tucked it into the flower with a pin.

Thanks for joining me, I’ll see you on the video for a complete walk through and how to of the whole process.

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Have a great crafty day everyone.

– Patti –


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'Altered Paper Mâché Pitcher' have 4 comments

  1. February 16, 2018 @ 3:06 pm Ewelina Gryglak

    Very nice, Patti! Gave me some ideas on what do to my stash of paper mâché pots and cups 🙂


  2. February 19, 2018 @ 10:05 am Julia Cotrim

    OMG! This project is awesome! 🙂


  3. March 1, 2018 @ 7:54 am annet

    Patti Senter, thanks! And thanks for sharing your great posts every week!


  4. March 2, 2018 @ 7:08 am RenoMD

    Patti Senter,thanks so much for the post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.


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