Sunday, 23 March 2014

Tattered Lace Dies as relief on the box.




I did some experiment with die.
I cutted out the shape using Big Shot and then used it as a relief.
To add some years I used patina.

I really like it! 



Monday, 17 March 2014

Glass jar - tutorial


Today I am going to show you how to decorate glass jar.

First - grab all tools and materials:
- flat brush
- scissors
- white acrylic paint
- acrylic varnish
- glue for decoupage
- paper with design 
- ribbon, lace


Take off all labels, wash and dry the jar. 


Paint jar using multisurface primer. One/two coats should be enough.
Then paint with acrylic white - two coats.
Make sure all coats are dry before you start recoating.


Next step - decoupage using soft paper for decoupage (available from decoupage.ie).

Choose design with white background. 
Tore around. Soak in the water for about 1-2 min. Dry with paper kitchen towel.
Use glue on the back of design and on the object. Place design on the jar. Use glue over it, smooth with your finger or flat brush (always inside out).
Do the same with other sides.
When glue is dry use 3-4 lates of the acrylic varnish over the whole jar.



As a finish I added cotton lace and I painted bottom of the jar.



I will show this technique in details in Carrigaline, Co. Cork on 27th March.
Check: www.decoupage.ie for details

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Vintage box decorated with patches of napkins - tutorial



Paint box with white acrylic/primer. Tore napkin into pieces and glue it with a napkin/decoupage glue overlaping each other pieces.


Keep doing good work.


Once top is covered do the same with bottom part.

Et voila! 



Your brand new box looks like at least 70 years old.

Blown Goose Eggs available now!

Visit: decoupage.ie for more info

Monday, 24 February 2014

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Craft Hobby + Stitch International Show in Birmingham

Hello everyone!
I went for very interesting show in Birmingham, UK.
I met famous Finnabair and get so many new craft ideas.

Kids will be back to school on Monday so I hopefully will have some more time for work. 

Watch out this space and visit my shop www.decoupage.ie




Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Friday, 17 January 2014

Tissue box - saving tips


Hello everyone!
I am going to show you how to use cuboid box of tissues to fill cube shape tissue box.


First - open the box (150 pieces) and divide in half.


Then bend one half and put into box.





Then close the box...


...and enjoy!



Blank tissue boxes available from decoupage.ie.


Sunday, 12 January 2014