Key holder with ribbon and drape fold techniques in decoupage

Hello arty-crafty friends!

Hope you all are doing well. As you know, this month we have ‘Home decor’ as the theme for the blog challenge and our DT members have done amazing projects to inspire you.
Please visit the blog to check these projects. To keep you motivated, I have also created a home decor project today.

I was planning  to do a key holder from long time and this month’s newly released beautiful decoupage paper designs inspired me to create this. In my earlier post, I tried lace work on faux wood decoupage and this time I have done ribbon and drape fold in my decoupage project.Let’s start with the step by step instructions.

First I selected a 12″x 12″ MDF base from the store. I did free hand designs according to my imagination. Then, I created a template and finally using that template I did the ribbon and drape fold effect on the bottom part. We need that template later for adding a shading effect… so keep it aside.

I gave two coats of white gesso and let it dry. Once it was completely dry, I selected a decoupage paper and cut out the design according to my choice. Then, using Deco Magic decoupage glue, I adhered the papers in the desired places. Here I have adhered in the middle and two sides. I have merged the rest of the area using the same choice of chalk paint to give the similar printed look.

After adding similar background colours, I used stencils. My print had polka dots and script so I tried to give a similar look. I have used Little Birdie script stencil and a polka dot stencil.

To match the original design I have stamped at a few places with brown archival ink. After everything was dry, I applied two coats of Decor Varnish – Matte.

Step-5: I used washi tape to cover the top and the bottom parts. In the middle, I added white chalk paint using a sponge. Within that small rectangular shape, I applied pink for shading. I have used red paint.

For colouring the bottom part, I first secured the top ribbon part with washi tape and then did the coloring. First, I made an outline with dark pink by mixing pink and red paint. Then, I filled the inside area. Now you can see drape lines lightly through the pink colour.
Next, I did shading and all folding areas in slightly darker shades.

 Step-7: Here for bottom part, I kept the template in its place and did shading with light and dark colors using sponge to get a smooth finish. Finally using small polka dot stencil and white paint, gave the polka dot effect. I really like this effect! It really changed the look of my project.

Here is the complete look after ribbon n that draping look..gave a coat of Matte  varnish…

Step-8: I wanted to highlight the ribbon and drape fold so I made a cone and filled that with Texture Paste. Applied in a few places. You can see the final effect in picture below.


Finally for making the key holder, I took help to fix the hooks. ( I bought these hooks in two sizes from Itsy Bitsy Hyderabad store)

Finally to highlight my project, I have used few mini flowers and sentiment chipboard beautiful and distressed a few places with archival ink.

Hope you have liked my project and if you have any queries please feel free to ask.

Thank you for stopping by. See you soon with my next post. Till then happy crafting and do participate in this month’s blog challenge.


Little Birdie Wooden Decorable 12x12inch,5.5mm, 1pc – Square×6-5inch-10pcs

Washi Tape – Frangipani, 15mmx10m, 1pc

Little Birdie Primed Chipboard Sentiments – Admiration, 2Pc

Little Birdie Acrylic Gesso 100ml- White

Little Birdie Home Decor Chalk Paint 50ml -Bubble Gum

Little Birdie Home Decor Chalk Paint 50ml – Cocoa Mist

Little Birdie Home Decor Chalk Paint 50ml -Tuscan Teal

Little Birdie Decor Varnish, 100ml – Matte

Ranger Mini Archival Ink Pad – Kit 2

Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste 2 In 1 -White 400gm


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