Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Decoupage Bottle featuring Decopatch Papers by Bob N Betty

Hello crafty souls, back with my love – DECOUPAGE & DECOPATCH PAPERS.
These papers are very thin & blend easily into the background to give a seamless finish. I wanted to use these papers on a curved surface like a bottle. The papers are 50gsm, just perfect for use on such surfaces too. I fussy cut the gorgeous lady (Floral Adornments) & decoupaged her over on the BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES background paper. Do you see how easily she blends over the background!

For some dimension I covered the lady with glossy accents & the glass like look was hard to capture on camera.


I covered the neck of the bottle with crackle paste & once dry rubbed metallique wax paste for a subtle metallic sheen.

Added some dangling resin embellishments too –





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Monday, 25 June 2018

Decoupage - Desk Organizer


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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Friday, 15 June 2018

Decoupage Serviette Holder

Hello Friends!

Decoupage is a very versatile craft & the possibilities it offers is endless. I enjoy giving a makeover to old objects as much as turning new decoupage blanks into unique home decor items.
This is the serviette holder that I have in my post today -


To create the texture I have used FolkArt Home Decor Squeegee/Comb
Let me take you through the steps briefly -
  1. Lightly sand the tissue box. This gives the paint and glue some teething.
  2. Paint the sides with Papericious - Duck Egg chalk paint & the top of the box with white acrylic paint using a sponge brush.
  3. Next add a layer of red acrylic paint on the sides & carefully run the squeegee through it while still wet & you get a beautiful striped texture. Let dry.
  4. Tear the select tissue to size & glue it on the top of the box with Mod Podge Matte. Seal with another layer of Mod Podge.
  5. Follow this with 2-3 layers of varnish. Sand between layers for a smooth finish.




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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Mixed Media Journal Cover

                                                                       Hello Friends!
I am currently enjoying mixed media, thanks to the Finnabair products that came in my LetzCRaft DT kit. The combination of black & metallic colors always enthuse me & the Metallique wax pastes are just perfect for popping the hidden textures in Mixed Media.
Here is the mini journal cover which got a face lift for my post –

The cover base is MDF & the background texture is stenciled (Craftangles – Medieval Mosaic) with Decoart sand paste. I built on the layers & textures & embellished as desired, priming with black gesso at every stage & using Ranger Multimedium to glue the embellishments. The Finnabair Metallique pastes used are – Amethyst Magic & Mystic Turquoise



Here are some close up images -




Playing along the following challenges - 







Hope you enjoyed the post today & are inspired to create some Mixed Media magic!
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Monday, 14 May 2018

Decoupage Mixed Media Canvas


Hello Friends!
 I am loving the new range of Bob N Betty decopatch papers - very high quality 50gsm papers, a dream for all decoupage artists. You can check my previous posts with this awesome release here & here.


These papers are very thin & blend easily into the background to give a seamless finish, they truly do! Check the canvas I share today -



Stay with me as I take you through the steps to combine decoupage & mixed media to create unique wall decor for your homes.
The USP of these papers is the ease with which you can use them on surfaces, just like rice papers & tissues. To highlight this I started by creating a textured base for the 12x12 canvas.



Next I fussy cut a section (OLD WORLD CHARM sheet) & also some elements from the FLORAL ADORNMENTS sheet. I decided on the layout & decoupaged them on the textured canvas.



Here is a close up to show how easily it blends on the textured background.



Next I colored the canvas with coordinating chalk paints.





Some random stencilling & stamping over the textures -





To add some more textures I stenciled clear crackle paste on the edges & added some paste with the palette knife too.




To finish the canvas I splattered acrylic paint.  The Crackle paste dries clear over the textures to reveal the background through. the cracks, perfect for the image I selected! Spray with acrylic varnish to seal the canvas.


 You can grab these papers from any of our Sales Buddies   &  share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 
Thank you for visiting & happy crafting!
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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Reverse Decoupage & Mixed Media Altered Bottle

I am here with an interesting decoupage project today, which is also my DT inspiration for the LETZ CRAFT BLOG.

I love altering bottles with decoupage & hoard a lot of them in different shapes & sizes, one such flat bottle was perfect for reverse decoupage - a technique in which the tissue is glued to the back of the glass & the front is left clear.




I textured the backside (where the tissue is adhered) with Plaid FolkArt Painted Finishes Kit - Concrete (this product is currently out of stock, you can preorder here)


I played around with embellishments from my stash & textured them all with the concrete textured finish. Sprayed the layout with Lindys Stamp Gang Startburst - Black Orchid Silver. Added some Decoart Crackle paste on the sides. Once dry I highlighted all the textures with Finnabair Metallique wax - Red amber & Rose gold.
Here are some close ups of the Mixed Media -




Do you see the crackle effect here -







Sharing this at - 
More than words Challenge (lots of memories assocaited with this bottle & no better way to preserve those by altering it!)- 31.5


Thanks for stopping by today & have a crafty week!















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