Sunday, 27 October 2013

Decoupage Supplies for simple Shabby Chic project.

For all my past trainees here are most wanted information about decoupage supplies.
Brushes for glue and varnish:
Other for paints:

Foam rollers for easy work:

Acrylic paints:

All above available from:

Glue for napkins and paper (available from

Sanding paper
Old candle

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.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Decoupage for beginners in Bray

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.

More info about Christmas workshop coming soon.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Decoupage Classes in Carrigaline!

Beautiful venue of Be Creative Centre is host for decoupage in Carrigaline.

This Thursday we are going to decorate  metal tins. 
We also will finish our beautiful bottles with crackle glaze.

Christmas is in the air..

Do you like Christmas? 
It is magic time for me too.
Every year I have something new, handmade and unique. What about you?

Christmas Decoupage Workshops for beginners coming soon. It will be great opportunity to learn something new, make new friends or just simply have a fun.

Rice paper on the plate

Napkin technique on the candle.

Monday, 23 September 2013


Thursday, 19 September 2013


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

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Decoupage Gathering in Scotland in September!

In less than two weeks I am going to visit Monika, designer at Reverie's Vintage Home and owner at Decoupage Supplies UK.

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!

Decoupage Workshop in North Tipperary - 5th October

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.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Welcome back my friends!

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:
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?


Monday, 20 May 2013

22nd & 23rd May - Decoupage Workshops in Cobh

In respond on huge demand I am offering following workshops in Cobh Family Resource Centre:

22nd May, 9.30 am -12.30 pm, metal can

23rd May, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm, shoes box

Next workshops:

5th June, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm, classic paper

6th June, 6.30pm - 9.30 pm, classic paper

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Upcoming Decoupage Workshops in Cobh, Co. Cork - May 2013

Hello again!

I am very glad to announced more decoupage workshops in Cobh.

8th May, Wednesday, 9.30am - 12.30pm (bring your own jar)
9th May, Thusday, 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Only 10 euro for 3 hours workshop

To book your place please call Cobh Family Resource Centre: (021) 481 61 03

If you have any queries about workshop or want to organize another in your town - please give me a ring: Anna 085 178 32 96 or e-mail:

More info coming soon

FREE Decoupage Demo in Cobh, Co. Cork - 17th May 2013

Hello everyone!

I just confirmed date for FREE Decoupage Demonstration in Cobh.

Venue: Re-store Shop in Cobh, Co. Cork
Time: 11am-1pm

Walk in any time to see what decoupage exactly is and how to transfer your old piece of furniture into something beautiful and unique.

More info coming soon.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Decoupage Training Opportunities

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 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 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:

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:
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:

My on-line shop will be open very soon. 

Can't wait for my upcoming workshops in Cobh :)

Friday, 5 April 2013

Demo, Workshops! 7th, 9th, 10th and 20th April - don't missed out!

Hello World!
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:

Cobh (English)
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

Cork (Polish)
Sunday 21st April, 11am - 2pm
to book your place call info Together - Razem "Support & Integration Centre

More coming soon.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Decoupage in Shannon, Co. Clare - 17-18.03.2013

I spend two days in Shannon Co. Clare.
First day I spend on Decoupage Party. And we decorated goose egg's shells:
<sorry for bad pics, I forgot my camera>

It was great fun for all of us!

When we where alone (me and my friend) we started working on our own projects with glass of wine (my apologize for quality of the pics again):

For sure - you can't guess what we did next day? Yes we decoupaged another egg's shells.

This time we tried to use relief outliner. I was time consuming but result was worth it:

We also tried easy painting technique and different texture:

Because I have my daughter with me she and her friend decorated goose egg's shells too :)
Here picture of their work in progress. They finished work with colored ribbon.

It was great and creative trip. I love to travel so when I can combine my passion, my work and travelling I am the happiest human in the entire world!

Thank you all and hope to see you again!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Decoupage Demonstration - Midleton, 16.03.2013

Hello everyone!

Great day once again.

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.

Some pictures:

Thank you all for coming and I hope to see you again :)

Friday, 15 March 2013

Workshop in Co. Clare!!! WOW! My business is really growing up very fast!!!

Today I just confirmed upcoming FREE workshop for kids in Midleton Library.
It will be during the Easter Holidays - on Wednesday, 3rd April. More info and bookings in Midleton Library.

Next great news is that today I was invited to provide workshop in Shannon, Co. Clare.
All places are booked out! Cant wait girls to see you!


Thursday, 14 March 2013

Free Demonstration - Goose Egg's Shell - Midleton

16th March 2013

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.

See you in Midleton on Saturday!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Tea Light Holder From Wine Glass - Tutorial

Welcome to my first photo-tutorial. I want to encourage you to try decoupage at home.

It took me about 30 minutes to transfer wine glass into beautiful and unique tea light holder - lantern.

I will explain what I did step by step:

1. I took wine glass (can be old piece that is no longer in use).

2. I took rice serviette with pattern that I wanted to use, glue for napkin and brush.

3. I tore napkin into the pieces and using the brush I glued them onto the glass (outside only)

4. I used glue on the bottom part of the glass as a primer.

5. When glue was dry I used glue for gilding over the bottom part.

6. After while when glue was clear but still sticky I used gold leaves over the bottom part. 

7. I used shellac over the whole piece to protect it.

8. Then I decided to use relief liner to cover place where napkin met gilding.

What I got as a result:

Monday, 11 March 2013

The Angels - Workshop for Parent & Kids in Cobh

On Saturday 9th March I provided second workshop for parents & kids in Cobh Family Resource Center.

This time parents and kids decorated the angels with paint, gilding and napkin.

It was great fun for all of us. We work very hard for two hours and everyone was very happy with the result.

Here is our new Angel's Family :)

Thank you all for coming. Special thanks to Carmel because she drove from Cork City.

You are such a good auntie :)

Next workshop for kids (6-12) will be on Saturday, 20th April. 11am - 1pm.
It will be for kids without the parents :)