I cut out the main section of the pattern and pieced it around the tray and then took snippets of the pattern to fill in so no paint would show on the tray bottom. Then I decoupaged it three times so it has a good waterproof layer to protect the tissue paper.
Tissue paper right off the ink jet copier.
I used gesso on the gray sides and underneath the tray to give it an aged appearance and to soften the dark gray. To get more information on gesso application, visit Rosemary at Villabarnes. I've been visiting her site a lot and she has wonderful projects.
I love the result. I can think of a ton of things to do with this lazy Susan including putting it in the middle of my work table with pretty containers for pencils, scissors and other crafty items to keep them near when I'm working on a project.
Now I have never done a give-away on my blog and I have a couple planned for spring, but in celebration of my upcoming vacation, I am willing to part with one of the hand towels in this package so you can make your own homemade tissue paper. Just leave a comment on this post and I will have Pat at the shop draw the winner randomly as soon as we return on St. Patrick's Day. One other thing, you must be a follower of this site to qualify. I know it's a little give away, but it's a start. I will be visiting Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina with my daughter. I can hardly wait. My sweet husband will be holding down the fort while I'm away. The blog will carry on in my absence so please stop by for a visit.