Saturday, October 4, 2014

BEETLEJUICE Inspired Table Setting

Beetlejuice is one of my favorite movies and I love to watch it this time of year.  The art direction is absolutely wonderful!  I decided to make a Beetlejuice inspired table using an old record player and some mismatched glass dishes for my Halloween gathering.  BTW, painting dishes on a record player is very relaxing... Once you start, you won't be able to stop.
The great thing about painting glass dishes is that you can eat off of them 
because you paint on the underside.
The flowers are my favorite and super easy to make.
Watch the video tutorial here
Old record player
Americana Gloss Enamels in Sand and Black
Americana Acrylics in Black and Orange
Thick wire
Glass dishes
Wire cutters
Rubbing alcohol
Manila folders
 Cut several layers of cardboard the size of your record player
Cut a small hole in the center so it lays flat on your platter
*This is your work surface
Clean your glass dishes with alcohol
Turn on the record player and draw a line on the cardboard so you can center the plate
Tape it in place
Turn on the record player and paint your stripes starting with the light colors first
Paint the glasses the same way
Bake twice at 350° for 30 minutes letting the oven cool in between baking times 
 Cut 4" x 4" squares out of a manila folder
With the acrylic paint a large black circle with an orange center
Trace and cut the flowers using my flower template
Overlap the petals to create dimension and tape together
Use heavy gage wire for the stems
Flower template

1 comment:

  1. The designs are very cool but the idea of painting on a turntable is beyond cool. Very clever!