1. Cover item with dark color
2. Rub with the candle when dry
3. Paint item with contrast, lighter color
4. Rub sanding paper when dry.
5. Glue the napkin with glue for napkins (or dilueted PVA which I do not recommend)
6. Seal with varnish, when glue is dry.
I went to Bray, Co. Wicklow to provide decoupage basic workshop.
As usually it was great fun, but also hard work.
This time it was big challenge for me as few girls actually are working with napkins. Can I teach them something new? I was afraid that at the end they will tell me: we waste our time, you didin't teach us anything new. At the end I was sure that everyone learn a lot not only from me, but also from each other.
It was really great.
Liz from Down at the Gate organised amazing venue in Community Centre in Bray.
Time ran very fast! In 3 hours I showed few final projects, described material and tool for decoupage and other techniques.
I also showed crackle technique with two step crackle medium.
Each participant decorated one box with the same Shabby Chic effect and napkin technique. As you see each piece is so different - that's all about decoupage.
My family visited See Life Aquarium in Bray and had amazing time. Rest of the weekend we spend with friends.
Now I am on the way home and looking forward to my regular classes in Carrigaline and Cobh.
Decoupage, amazing what one can do with paper & glue and a little creativity. Join us on Friday 27th September at Be Creative Centre Carrigaline, 11.00 am to 12.30 pm for this FREE class. numbers limited - booking essential Jim 0868116113
I met Monika online about a year ago, when I was looking for some help and advice about decoupage and decoupage workshops. Since then we are chatting to each other nearly every day and exchanging tips, knowledge but also ups and downs of everyday life.
I hope to have not only great time with her but also to work together on some projects. And also spend some time away from home to understand even better my clients need :) Many of you coming here not only for new skills, but also to spend some time just for yourself. I am right?
I am looking forward to my first trip to Scotland, I hope to boost my energy and get many new ideas!
On Saturday, 5th October I am going to work with lovely ladies from far, far away.
I've never been before in that part of Ireland so I am looking forward not only to this workshop, but also to this wonderful trip.
As you see - I love not only decoupage, but I love travelling too. If you are living too far from my lovely East Cork to come here for one day, you can always organize workshop near to you.
But if you like to travel - there is a plan for you as well. Watch out this space.
Here is my quite old bottle with crackle effect. It looks a bit older than it actually is.
Finally, after two long, very hard and intensive months of HOLIDAYS and after week of SCHOOL I am back to my life again. It is amazing to have some time for myself.
Even though I love my children I also deserve some time 'free from'. We all deserve :)
What will happen next?
I am well organize already. First of all - I will continue decoupage workshops in Cobh Family Resource Centre. I am missing so much my trainees, so I hope to see you all again in October.
On 2nd October Family Resource Centre in Cobh will held the meeting for 'decoupage anonymous'. At the same time it will be FREE DEMO for newbies and I will take bookings for 4 weeks workshop for beginners.
On 3rd October in Carrigaline I will start 4 weeks decoupage course for beginners. Please book your place at: http://www.becreativecentre.com/ It will be great experience - first time in Carrigaline.
I also have some other plans about workshops in Midleton and Carrigtwohill. Where else do you want me to come with my workshops?
Hello everyone! Due unpredictable weather in Ireland and after few months of very intensive work I decided to change a bit my training structure.
1. Decoupage Workshop For Beginners.
This workshop is designed for beginners or crafty people who wants to spend some time away from home, kids, work, etc.
Minimum group of 8 maximum 12 people in the group. Time: 3-3,5 hours Cost: 25 euro per person
I am organizing this event regularly in Cobh Family Resource Centre, Co. Cork, Ireland. If you want to book your place please phone: 021 4816103. Also check my page to find more information about upcoming workshops. From time to time I may organize this event in other venues. If you want to organize this event in your town - please contact me 0851783296 or e-mail email@example.com. Travel fee may apply.
2. Decoupage Workshop - Advanced Technique.
This workshop will require more skills and basic knowledge about decoupage. This training will include shadows, gilding, 3D stencil, easy crackle effect etc. Minimum group of 4, maximum group of 8. Time: 4-5 hours Cost: 40-60 euro (depends of technique) Also check my page to find more information about upcoming workshops. If you want to organize this event in place nearer you - please contact me 0851783296 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Travel fee may apply.
3. Individual Decoupage Tutoring
This is new offer for all of you who wants to learn more. Time will be very flexible and depends on your needs. Cost: 20 euro per an hour + cost of materials. Feel free to bring your own materials. Can be organized in my studio or in comfort of your house. Travel fee may apply. To arrange individual tutoring please contact me 0851783296 or e-mail: email@example.com
4. Crackle Effect Tutoring
This is very advanced workshop. Can be run only in my studio or in confort of your house if it meet special conditions (warm and dry). To discuss this opportunity contact me 0851783296 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Price: 25 euro per an hour + cost of materials. Maximum 2 people in the group. Travel fee may apply. To arrange individual tutoring please contact me: Anna 0851783296 or e-mail: email@example.com
I will be back to work on Sunday 7th. I am going to Fermoy for indoor market between 11am-4pm with Decoupage demo + small trial for everyone who wants to try. Suitable for age from age 3 to 103!
Please note that next workshops will be held in Cobh & Cork with price reduced to 10 euro.
Dates are as follows:
Tuesday 9th April, 7 pm - 10 pm
Wednesday 10th April, 9.30-12.30
To book your place please call into Cobh Family Resource Centre
Sunday 21st April, 11am - 2pm
to book your place call info Together - Razem "Support & Integration Centre
I started this day again very early in the morning. My kids are going to Polish School on Saturdays so I had to prepare them first and droped-in. School is in Ringaskiddy so as usually we went by cross-river ferry.Then I went to Midleton to M&K Tailoring Centre
It was a big surprise as two women came very early. Unfortunately I had an accident and spend some time on rescue my wooden box.
When I settled down my table more people started coming. Most of them wanted to try decoupage on the egg's shell. It was a great fun for all of us.
It was very busy for more than 2 hours.
Some people came just to see how we are working - sorry if you did't see much. I never expected so many coming to do the shells.
It was many people from Cork, Cobh, Carrigtwohill, Midleton and Whitegate, male and female, in age from 2 up.
Thank you all for coming and I hope to see you again :)
Once again - all ages, all levels very welcome. Just pop in any time that will suit you between 10am and 1pm. M&K Tailoring Centre is next to Farm Gate so if you ask for direction ask for this very popular place. You can't missed it :)
If you want to try decorate the shell you will have a chance to do so for only 5 euro per egg.
Numbers of eggs are limited.
Full workshop about egg's shell decorating is coming next week, 23rd March. Book your place to avoid disappointing.