Happy Monday friends! I am at the Letz CRaft Blog today working with a desk organizer from Papericious, that can along in my DT kit.
To begin I first primed the base with gesso -
Once dry, I painted it with white acrylic paint & let it dry. A popular decoupage technique for shabby chic project is to use doily, I love that effect but wanted to experiment with vibrant colors. I decided on the layout & with masking tape glued the doilies as desired.
Next I painted over with red acrylic paint -
I selected a gorgeous rice paper from Stamperia & tore the motifs I wanted to use -
Once the paint dried, lift the doilies & you have the most gorgeous doily pattern on the base, almost as if glued there.
Next I glued (Mod Podge) the rice paper roses on the stenciled doily.
I wanted to tone down the bright red & add a dash of another color in the background & what better way than adding crackle texture. For this I used Decorate 2 step crackle medium & highlighted the cracks with Finnabair wax paste.
Here is the final outcome, love how easily the cracks complement the rice paper -
I also have a coordinating bookmark, here I have used Folkart 1 step crackle medium -
Some close ups -
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