For today's Tutorial, you need to find one ugly round table. This one came from my local thrift store and cost, unbelievably, $4.It had a Formica top, so I spray painted that, to allow the water base paint with which I painted the whole table (after sanding) to stick.
After painting the table a nice French blue, which for some strange reason looks like a weird green in my pictures, I was ready for my 'world'. I really wanted a full round globe, but after checking my atlases, and on line, a round single hemisphere was the best I could do. I am grateful to Graphics Fairy that she has this one with some vintage flair. Above you can see how I made multiple 'copies' on my photo site and then cropped them into 4 quarters. It was easy with the map, because it had the grids of the longitude and latitude, but I have done other pics, by choosing a detail in the center and cropping it so that point is in one corner of all four quarters, them trimming them to fit. Here you see that I positioned them, using a ruler to make sure together they were all centered, before applying the Modpodge to the back and placing them. Once in place, more Modpodge was painted on to seal it in place.
With several coats of spray on clear varnish, it was ready to go. Here it is shown in my family room, where the 'world' is protected from the likes of coasterless cold drinks!!
I really thought it turned out to be bright and whimsical. I hope you learned something new with this tutorial, or maybe it sparked an idea for a project of your own. Thanks for dropping by and be sure to come back tomorrow to see pics of how our flea.o.logy flea market went. We had 34 dealers, thousands of customers and zillions of cool stuff.