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Radiant Orchid Geometric Wood Tray

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Craft a beautiful home décor tray to display or hold special things.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Wood tray 10” x 14”
Flat brush ½”
Flat brush ¼”
Liner brush #1
4 wood candle cups 1 5/8”
4 wood finial dowel cap 1 1/16”
Assorted purple scrapbook papers
Water basin
Paper towels
Foam plates


  1. Paint inside of tray Metallic Plum. Paint outside Pure Gold.
  2. Use pattern to cut out paper pieces.
  3. Lay paper pieces in geometric pattern as shown being careful not to have two same papers next to each other. 
  4. Use Mod Podge® to adhere papers to tray. Let dry at least twenty minutes when completed. 
  5. Apply several coats of Mod Podge® to seal papers allowing dry time between coats.
  6. Tape off one segment of geometric pattern on side of tray as shown and paint Plum. Let dry.
  7. Tape off triangle on Plum field and paint Pure Gold.
  8. Tape off adjacent triangle and paint Plum. 
  9. Paint candle cups Pure Gold. Paint dowel caps Pure Gold and Plum. 
  10. Glue cups and caps together. Glue to bottom of tray. 
Project Tip: Use metallic papers for a more sophisticated look.
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