Thursday, 20 April 2017

T-light holder with Wood grain texture

Hi Friends!
Decoupage never ceases to amaze me it is such a versatile technique. it also gives the opportunity to play with colors & papers while experimenting with techniques. Today's vintage project - a set of three pillar T light holders  is the result of my first attempt at using the wood grain texture tool.



Let me take you through the steps - 

1. For the base coat I have used Moda acrylic paint - tempest grey. Loved the absolute matt finish & even coverage (note - I have not primed the base). This shade was perfect for the papers I wanted to use (Divya Thallaps - Once Upon a Time)



2. Now is where the fun begins. Mix charcoal chalk paint from Itsy Bitsy with acrylic retarder & paint it over the painted candle holder.



3. Next slide the texture tool over the black paint (the retarder increases the drying time) controlling the pressure as required & also rolling it.

 Look at the wood grain texture appear!






4. Repeat this on all the holders 2 sides each.
5. The other two sides I have decoupaged. Was thrilled at the coordination of the wood grain texture & the papers!




Different looks of the set - a vintage decoupage look


Wood grain textured look




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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Decoupage - Letter cum Key Holder

Hello Friends!
If you are following me you know of y love for decoupage! I love altering & creating home decor items using serviettes & papers..........................the transformation of ordinary mundane objects with decoupage is priceless.
Today's post the transformation of a MDF letter cum key holder. The color of this dinner napkin with the bird house print is so pleasing & is sure to bring cheer.

Here are the steps in brief - 


  • I started with a base coat of Itsy Bitsy chalk paint charcoal on the sides & lower part of the holder.
  • Once dry I added crackle medium randomly on the two sides & over the bottom panel with hooks. This was followed with a coat of chalk paint - frozen ice.
  • Next I tore the word 'welcome' from the tissue & decoupaged it on top for a faux a hanging plaque & the bird houses were decoupage at the bottom of the slots.
  • After this I used the paint to merge the tissue with the background.
  • I added some more textures to this project by dry brushing with black paint & stenciling (rolling stones) with snow chalk paint.
  • Several coats of varnish with sanding in between completed this key holder.






You can see my other key holders here & here.

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Monday, 27 March 2017

Altenew Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends!
Welcoming you all to my blog after a brief hiatus with a card I made using the current Altenew Sketch.

Altenew products used are Beautiful Day stamp set & red cosmos and tropical forest mini cube set.


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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Decoupage Clock with Crackle finish

Hello Friends & welcome here again!

It is decoupage again today!
To decoupage this clock, I first painted the base with ITSY BITSY chalk paints - lemon chiffon & drift wood (the base), followed by gluing the napkin. After blending the background with chalk paint once again, I applied the first component of the two step crackle medium all over the surface, followed by the second medium after the first dried. As the layer dries the cracks appear. 



To for an aged look & to highlight the cracks I buffed brown acrylic paint into the cracks.


For the base I worked on a distressed look. 


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Monday, 20 February 2017

Decoupage Kitchen Caddy & Coasters

A quick post to share some decoupage work!
I have used chalk paints & the same tissue in both the projects & loved how each has a different look.
First is a kitchen caddy painted with chalk paint (Prima - antique pink) & decoupaged with these yummy cupcake paper napkins. 




Next is a set of coasters painted with chalk paints, a very soft pink (pink ballet) from Itsy Bitsy. This time I carefully fussy cut the cupcake images on the napkin & decoupaged these in one corner of all the six coasters. Stamped my new coffee image from Stamplorations, making sure I overlap a bit on the cupcake image. I loved the contrasting black & white stamped image & the colorful cupcake image. 



This is a fridge magnet I shared in my previous post here, again using the same paper napkin!







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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Undeniable Chemistry

Hello!
A quick card share using the adorable MFT - Undeniable Chemistry stamp set.
I starting by creating a blended background with distress inks - fired brick & abandon coral & stamped the benzene ring image. I thought adding hearts to the rings & background made sense to the  heat embossed sentiment "Our Chemistry is undeniable".


Added a vellum panel & diecuts to complete the card. The shimmer on the glassware & hearts is the Wink of Stella effect!


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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Fun with Itsy Bitsy Chalk Paints

Hello Crafty Friends!
Today I am at the Itsy Bitsy blog with an inspirational post for the newest addition to the Little Birdie family - CHALK PAINTS!
Available in 14 shades, the consistency of these paints is perfect for use with either a brush, sponge or brayer. The matte finish gives a chalky appearance & is used to created an aged appearance, distressed or shabby look to projects. Can be used on glass, wood, ceramic, metal, walls & more.  These paints are Made in India & being lead free are also eco friendly.


Sharing a number of projects today, so sit back & enjoy!
I could not resist using the paints as soon as received them & here is a quick project - a small wooden decorable decoupaged with rice paper & chalk paint (butternut saquash) . My first attempt with chalk paints & I was in love with the coverage & matte finish - fantastic!



Next I wanted to try the paint on glass. Here is a candle jar decoupaged with a tissue napkin. Used two shades here - fortune cookie & & dabbed them over the bottle. Please note I have not used a primer or base coat in any of my projects here! TIP - Chalk paints dry quickly, so remember to wipe off the extra paint on the mouth of the bottle before closing, else the paint dries over the mouth making it difficult to open. 





I had a metal tray, slightly worn out with use & this is how I salvaged it using chalk paints! For the background I used tattered lace and  forest moss chalk paint & Mont Marte 3D gold for the edges. What a transformation! Do you agree?



 

Drift wood is such a yummy shade in the family, it reminded me chocolatey cake! This led to my next project, a fridge magnet -



If you are a fan of chalk paint like me, you are going to love the "charcoal". The matt finish is by far the best I have ever seen! A ceramic pickle jar got such an elegant make over with minimal stencilling -


And finally I have a shabby frame. For this one I first gave a base coat of charcoal black, rubbed a candle randomly on the surface & painted over it with fortune cookie. Chalk paints are easy to distress because the paint can be easily removed just where you want it  with a sanding sponge or sand paper. Once dry, sand it lightly to reveal the base coat & viola you get the best distressed & shabby look.



Can you guess what material is this frame made of?


 Now will believe this was a plastic frame! 


I enjoyed playing around with the chalk paints & had to stop here, to publish this in time!
Thank you Rashmi love, love , love these paints & hoping we have some more shades and larger packs too!

Supplies from the store –

Candle jar
Glass bead

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