This is Part II of my CD Upcycle posts. The first post was a guest post that I did for a friend of mine, and it can be found at zMOMbie.com. The post explains how to make these two projects, some photo coasters and some wall art:
For Part II, I had a couple similar projects in mind. For this portion, you’ll need some acrylic paint. I used a gray that I had hanging around. I wasn’t motivated to go out to buy more. I found the idea with the paint on this website that has 100 Amazing Upcycling Ideas that Anyone Can Do.
For an alternative to using scrapbook paper, I painted the shiny side of my CDs with the acryllic paint, let it dry, and then used mod podge to glue on the photos, similar to my other project. Then I mod podged over it all, once it dried. You can then add your felt for the bottom if you want to make photo coasters or a hanger if you want to use it as wall art.
Here’s some photos of my project while in progress:
|Before mod podging over the photos, I decided to use my brush to blur out the edges of the photo.
It didn’t come out quite as “antique” as I was hoping, but it’s a little different.
|Final product, as photo coaster.|
This second project is pretty cool. You also start by painting your shiny side of the CDs and letting it dry. Then you can use a toothpick (or whatever) to scrape away the paint to draw or write words.
Here’s me, just drawing some silly art…. if you can’t tell, I wasn’t really sure what to draw!
There will be a Part III, seeing I still have more coming…. ahhhh… so many CDs, so little time!