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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  1. where can i get texture tool for wood grain effect?

  2. These are really beautiful Tanvi! A must try! :)

  3. Wow.... With every decoupage project of yrs my love for yr decoupage projects keep Increasing!!! Awesome project...

  4. Wow..beautiful.. Thanks for sharing the technique.

  5. Beautiful work Tanvi...I have the tool and have still not used it! You have inspired me to got for it now. thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good luck, Rupa.

  6. Beautiful projects Tanvi, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again. Wendy DT xx

  7. So lovely! The woodgrain effect is gorgeous. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  8. Popping back in to add: Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

  9. These are so beautiful and elegant and a wonder addition to anyone's that really looks like wood on the candle holder..very clever.
    Thank you for playing along in this months challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  10. I love this, Tanvi!!!
    Thank you so much for be with us at Altered Eclectics!!!
    Arlette DT xxx

  11. These will be makes that you will want to keep on display. They are lovely.Thank you for joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  12. Pretty lovely creations.



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