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Monogrammed Upcycled Silverplate Serving Dish

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Re-purpose a silver plate serving tray found at a thrift store for just a few dollars with this fun project.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Small - Dragonflies
Item #30621
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.

$3.99

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Laser - Alphabet Breezy Script
Item #30736
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.

$5.99

Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 3/8"
Item #34038
A Stencil Decor ® tradition, high quality, white China bristle brushes feature solid wood handles and seamless aluminum ferrules for maximum paint hold and professional results every time.

$2.69

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Forest Moss, 2 oz.
Item #527
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Basil Green, 2 oz.
Item #645
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Buttercup, 2 oz.
Item #905
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Coffee Bean, 2 oz.
Item #940
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Other Supplies
Thrift store silverplate serving dish
4.5” Oval wood disc
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towel
Rubbing alcohol
Sea sponge
¾” Flat brush
No 1 Liner Brush
Fine grit sandpaper
Hot glue/gun

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash your rescued silver late dish in warm soapy water, rinse well and allow to dry.
  2. Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe serving dish to remove any remaining dirt, grease or soap film.
  3. Wet sea sponge, then wrap in paper towel to squeeze excess water from sponge. Load sponge with a combination of Forest Moss, Basil Green and a touch of Buttercup, (simply dab into each puddle of paint on the palette – one at a time).
  4. Dab or pounce the loaded sponge on the silver plate dish. Continue painting until all of the silver plate is covered, however, be careful not to overblend. You want to see all three colors in the sponged background. Allow to dry.
  5. Stencil Coffee Bean dragonflies randomly where desired.
  6. Basecoat wood disc with Coffee Bean and allow to dry. If needed, sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply basecoat. Allow to dry.
  7. Using Breezy’s Script stencil, select letters to be stenciled and stencil them Buttercup. I also added an ombre look by adding Basil Green at the base of each letter.
  8. If desired, add a painted scroll of Buttercup brush strokes around the oval creating a border. I used a No. 1 liner to paint the scrollwork.
  9. When completely dry, attach the wood disc to the center of the silver plate serving dish using hot glue.
Tip: When attaching the wood disc, you may wish to raise it from the surface. To do that, simply add a spacer between the disc and silver plate dish. Spacers could be, scrap wood or a smaller wood disc, cut foam core board, cut craft foam, or even a bottle cap, etc.
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