Embellished Tray

Embellished Tray2017-12-27T11:25:33-05:00

Project Description

I began this project with a tray from McGuffey Woodworking. These trays are unique because the back piece is held in place with screws so you can easily position papers in the tray. I removed the back piece and painted the tray frame with Krylon Metallic Chrome spray paint. When the paint dried I spritzed it with Cosmic Pink Smooch Spritz and Jasmine Shimmering Mist by Luminart.

With the tray back removed I used it as a guide to cut Robin’s Nest Veranda Embrace/Stripe cardstock. I positioned the paper so the Embracing Life sentiment spanned the middle two sections of the tray.

I used the same paper for the petals and leaves of the large marigold and the rolled roses. I cut these on my Zing electronic cutting machine.


I made the embellishments from molds using Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin. The bird, key, and keyhole were gilded using USArtQuest‘s Duo Adhesive and Gildenglitz. The angel wing, crown, flower, dragonfly, and leaf were colored by dusting the molds with mica pigments before pouring the resin. The cherub and tiny hand were colored by adding dye to the liquid resin before pouring into the molds. The lotus embellishment was painted with Duo Adhesive and covered with ultrafine glitter.

Leaf and Key

The finish touches were Robin’s Nest Dew Drops from the Men’s and Fairy Dust collections.

Finished Tray

You can see more projects using Robin’s Nest papers and embellishments on the Chattering Robin’s blog.


  1. Jamir Crowe June 16, 2012 at 7:49 am - Reply

    That's awesome Carol!

  2. Amy Day June 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    My favorite part is that key! You've got to show me how you did that! I just love the color!

  3. Joe Rotella June 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! Tastefully simple. Love it!

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