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.