Decoupaged Kettle with Multi-Surface Paints

A warm hello to all my crafty friends.

Vidhu Thareja, DT member back again on the blog with one more inspirational project. I hope you all are having great arty-crafty time and must be busy with preparations for the upcoming festive season.

You all must be aware that Itsy Bitsy has recently introduced Little Birdie Archival Multi-Surface Paint. These paints are so apt for all type of projects. As the name suggests these paints works well on most surfaces like glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, terracotta, clay etc. These paints are water based and gives an excellent coverage in a single coat. I love the unique feature of these paints that we don’t need tp apply primer on the base. Yes, you heard it right … these paints can be applied directly on the surface with the help of a sponge or  a brush. These paints are permanent too. What more can a crafter ask for?

As you know, the ongoing blog challenge#31 is all about ‘Anything goes with Little Birdie Archival Multi-Surface Paints’. I have designed an interesting project using some of the beautiful shades of Multi-Surface Paint. Before going through the step-wise picture tutorial, first have a look at my project.

I had this aluminum kettle in my stash. I started with cleaning the surface to ensure that there was be no dust particles on the surface.

I received some beautiful shades of Multi-Surface Paints in my DT kit. Most exciting part of this range of paint are the 24 shades that are  available  to  choose  from.

As I have mentioned in the beginning that Little Birdie multi-surface paints can be applied directly without creating a base. So I applied Tangy Tomato and Black Pearl shades with the help of a sponge. As my surface is metallic so I have used sponge, otherwise a brush can also can be used.

I was surprised to see the coverage the paints gave with single coat. It’s almost impossible to get the same with other paints. It dries  quickly, but the drying time depends on the weather and the room temperature.

I had one more vibrant shade of multi-surface Paint and that is – Apricot Butter. So I decided to do some stenciling with it.  Itsy Bitsy has a wide range of stencils. One of my favourite are the 4*4″ stencils which can be used on any project. For this project I have used Garden Vine stencil.  You  can  use  any  stencil  design  of  your  choice.

Tip: Always use a stencil brush to get crisp stenciled impression. Your brush should be absolutely dry. Load very little paint on the tip of the brush and dab the extra paint on a rag. Keep the brush straight while holding and dab the brush on stencil. When you are done, remove the stencil carefully. For beginners I always suggest to secure the stencil with a masking tape. Make sure to wash the brush and stencil immediately after every use. 

I had plans of doing decoupage, so I used one of my favorite products- Filament Decoupage Paper  ‘ Ornate Elephant’.

I fussy cut the elephant images from the paper. 60 gsm makes this paper  perfect for fussy cutting. Then, I adhered the elephant images on both sides of the kettle, using Little Birdie Deco Magic glue – Matte.

The images blended so well with the background colour. This is the beauty of this paper, which I love the most. I left it to dry because patience is the key for flawless finish.  After some time, I sealed the decoupaged images with Deco Magic Glue – Glossy. I like antique finish on my projects so I have rubbed some Little Birdie Metallic Wax- Antique Gold, specially on the edges.  The stencilled part was  looking a little incomplete, so  I made some dots with a golden  outliner.

As a final step, I have sealed my project with Little Birdie Decor Varnish. It is a water based varnish and dries very quickly.  Multiple coats can be applied but there should be enough drying time between each coat. I always apply and recommend multiple coats of varnish on home decor projects.


A beautiful decor project is ready which also makes a perfect gift for the  upcoming festive season.

I am sharing a few more images of my project.

I hope you liked my project and find it inspirational also. Do not forget to participate in the current blog challenge#31 which is all about creating something beautiful using multi-surface paints.

I am excited to inform you  that all these products come with a unique QR code!

Point your mobile phone at the QR code on the product & scan them  to take you directly to our YouTube links where you can see how each of these products are used! Check out all our new products for QR codes in the future ( this will be either on the label or on cap of the bottle).

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Happy Crafting

Imagine, Create, Inspire!

Vidhu Thareja

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