Traditional Paisley Decoupage Tray

Hi all,

It is the time for festivals in India and that calls for festive gifts and a fresh home decor!  I made a very elegant and royal tray using the new Little Birdie filament decoupage papers and I am here to share the process with you. The filament decoupage papers are very easy to use. They are strong, wrinkle free and perfect for a variety of decoupage techniques as I have described in detail in my previous post this month.

Lets begin with the project!

I chose a classy filament design ‘Paisley Party’ and a MDF tray as my base . Applied Little Birdie white gesso on the MDF tray and let it dry.

Next, I tore off the design from the filament sheet with my fingers. This ensures a smoother blending with the paints.

Next, I painted the sides with Little Birdie chalk paint – Sangria.

I applied Little Birdie Deco Magic glue and adhered the paper where I wanted to. I pressed it with a dry sponge to make sure there were no wrinkles or bubbles. I stenciled with a Lattice stencil and three shades of chalk paints around the motif. I chose Little Birdie chalk paints Wild Wasabi , Muted Teal and Sailing Sky to match the motif. I stenciled with the dabbing method and used a sponge for the process.

I used the same stencil and same paints on the outer sides of the tray. Here I did the stenciling twice so that the colours were bright on the dark base, again using the sponge pieces.

I added  some finishing touches, and varnished the whole tray with Little Birdie Decor Varnish and let it dry.

Once dry, I pasted some sequins, again varnished and dried before pouring a coat of Little Birdie resin. The resin is very easy to use. Mix resin and hardener in the ration of 2:1 and pour over the work. All instructions are clearly mentioned on the bottles.

Here is the final look! Pictures cannot do justice to the sheen of resin.

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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Here is the list of all the products used for this project:




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