This is Tanvi here & its a pleasure to be back with some decoupage inspiration using the new shades of chalk paint. In all there are 24 shades, perfectly selected for a decoupage lover like me to make shabby & distressed projects. Thank you Itsy Bitsy for introducing the first Made in India chalk paints.
These were the 14 shades launched earlier this year -
The10 new additions to the matt chalk paint range are -
When it comes to decoupage these paints score over acrylics because
- they give very good coverage
- are easy to blend & sand to give a super smooth finish
- Consistency is just right for use with a roller, sponge or brush
- they work on glass, wood, metal, mdf & acrylic too
- being lead free they are also eco friendly
Lets begin with a quick reverse decoupage tutorial on an acrylic coaster.
1.Select the tissue & tear the design you want to use.
2. Decoupage the tissue on the backside of the coaster (right side facing the coaster). Remove any air bubbles/wrinkles & let dry.
3. Apply another coat of decoupage glue to seal the tissue. Let dry completely.
4. Next, stencil a pattern over the tissue, using a sponge blender.
5. Paint the coaster (whipped seafoam). This is the final layer of paint. Once it is dry, seal with several coats of varnish. Sanding in between layers for a smoother finish.
6. Now the coaster is finished & this is how it looks.
I was not able the capture the subtle stencilling on camera but I loved the muted pattern.
I love the ease with which I can paint over a metal surface with chalk paints. Sharing a metal planter, in which have used sand stone, this shade was so close to the tissue background.
Next I have a tray with a distress finish. in which I have used fortune cookies, not from the recent release but nevertheless my favorite shade.
Distressed base of the tray.
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