Itsy Bitsy Blog Challenge 33

A warm and hearty greetings to all my crafty friends. Wish you all a very Happy New Year!

DT member, Nandhini Vasandan here with a new inspirational and exciting  post on how to showcase your fondest memories in your home, with a beautiful wall decoration. Let us welcome the New Year with renewed hope and happiness. Let us all forget the bitter days gone by in 2020, and remember only the memorable and happy ones.  I have created a photo hanger to treasure beautiful memories to remind all of us, how beautiful our life is !

I am so excited to announce this month’s blog challenge i.e ‘Decoupage Challenge’, Itsybitsy blog challenge #33. To join the challenge, make any decoupage project using the little birdie products.

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Itsybitsy blog challenge#33 “Decoupage challenge” 

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I am a decoupage artist. I always love to upcycle things at home. Decoupage is a very versatile art which helps you to upcycle anything into a beautiful art piece. Here, I have upcycled an old plate, into a photo hanger.

Enjoy the step by step tutorial of how I created this.

First , I took an old melamine plate . Its very important to prepare the surface before working. I had smoothened the surface with sand paper. Then, applied little birdie white gesso, using sponge all over the plate.

Then, I took the decoupage paper ‘Precious poppy’. This decoupage paper is of 70 gsm thickness and can be used on many items like boxes, vases, pots, plates, trays, bowls, lamps, lampshades, furniture, frames, mirrors and more. This can be used on any curved surfaces. I had cut the edges of the paper so that it fits on the plate.

 

Next, I applied Little Birdie Deco Magic glue – glossy and decoupaged the paper to the plate. Always apply very thin layer of glue to avoid wrinkles. Too much of glue will soak the paper. 

After sticking the paper, let the glue dry completely and then seal it with another top layer of glue. 

Then I applied Little Birdie one step crackle medium on the other edge of the plate. While it was drying, I applied modelling paste with a palette knife over the edges of the plate. 

Then dry brushed chalk paints Lemon Chiffon, Mango Crush, Wild Moss over the modelling paste.

Then applied wild moss over the crackle medium, with flat brush. The crackle medium reacts with paint and cracks appear on the surface. The size of the cracks depends on thickness of the crackle medium applied. One more important tip is to dry the crackle medium naturally and not to use heat tool.

Over the edges of the plate, I dry brushed black acrylic paint. 

Thereafter, I varnished the surface with Little Birdie matte varnish . Then pasted satin cord ‘Spring time’, to cover the straight edge of the decoupage paper.

I have taken few elements from ‘Floral Carnival’ and ‘Floral Spectacle element sheets, and fussy cut it. Then distressed the edges with distress ink ‘Black Soot’. I then arranged them as desired using double side tape. 

Then I used burlap trims and colourful clips from the store to hang photos. Finally, I added the primed chipboard  ‘Life is beautiful ‘ .

I have used Pearl Drops to add more appeal to the project.

At last, my colourful photo hanger is ready…..

Hope you all liked my project. Here are few more pics of the project.

Life is beautiful! Enjoy every moment! Be happy! 

Wishing you all a wonderful and Happy New Year! We will welcome 2021 with a big smile!

See you all again with another inspirational post very soon.

Use code NANDHINI5 to buy any product at  www.itsybitsy.in and get 5% discount on your total bill.

Happy Crafting

Nandhini Vasandan

Here are the links of the materials used in the project:

Acrylic Gesso-White

Deco Magic Glue Glossy -450ml

Decor Varnish, 100ml – Matte

One Step Crackle Medium -100ml

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Black soot, 3" X 3", 1pc

Primed Chipboard Sentiments – Life is Beautiful

Pearl Drops-Redcurrant 30ML

Pearl Drops-Candy Glaze 30ML

Home Decor Chalk Paint 60ml – Mango Crush

Home Decor Chalk Paint 60ml – Lemon Chiffon

Home Decor Chalk Paint 120ml – Wild Moss

Decoupage Paper A4size, 4sheets – Precious Poppy

Element Sheet- Floral Carnival, 250gsm, 2 Sheets

Element Sheet- Floral Spectacle, 250gsm, 2 Sheets

Satin Rattail Cord – 2mm, 8m – Spring Time

Burlap Trims Assorted, 4m – Natural

Wooden Pegs – Assorted Colours, 3.0cm, 20Pc

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