I found a plain utensil holder at Target for $6 and turned it into a bright, functional art piece for my kitchen.
I started by cleaning the holder with soap and water, and then alcohol. I covered the outside with gesso. NOTE: the gesso is in a dauber bottle to make it easy to spread and as well as adds texture. I replaced the top with ranger top.
After it dried completely, I used stencils and alcohol inks to add color. I just played until I was happy with it.
It brightens up my kitchen!
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!