Hello dear craft buddies,
DT member Hema Bhat here today with yet another inspirational project with the current blog challenge theme Itsy Bitsy Blog Challenge#30 – “Anything goes with Filament Decoupage Papers”.
- The new 60gsm decoupage papers are easy to handle. They give a feel of rice paper.
- This single layer paper can be adhered on all surfaces in a jiffy even by decoupage beginners, without issues of wrinkles and bubbles.
- These papers are packaged as a set of two complementing designs, which helps create coordinated products.
- This stretchy paper is made from the highest quality translucent fibres.
I have used the Decoupage Filament Paper -Peacock Garden on a bottle and a MDF box.
Here’s the process:
I removed the labels and cleaned the bottle with soap water and dried it completely. This bottle had a beautiful design on it already. I have been saving it for a special project. When I saw the peacock design this bottle came into my mind and I had to use it!
I gave it two thin coats of gesso with enough drying time in between. This step is important as, if the gesso is not dry completely it tends to peel off when we apply paint.
Next step was to dab chalk paint using sponge dauber. I choose Little Birdie Chalk Paint Buttermilk and gave two coats and let it dry.
Then I tore the design I chose from the Decoupage Filament paper. You can wet the paper around the edges to tear it easily.
You can fussy cut the design using scissors if you wish to but I wanted it to blend in with the background hence tore it with my hands.
Using Little Birdie Deco Magic Glue – glossy I adhered the design on the bottle. This decoupage paper is very easy to adhere and there is no worry of wrinkles and bubbles. I gave a top coat of the same glue and let it dry.
Using a round synthetic brush No 1, I blended the decoupage paper with its background colour chalk paint. And then gave a shadow effect to highlight the design on the bottle using Acrylic colour Raw Umber with an angular brush.
To hide the embossed brand logo on the back of the bottle I applied Little Birdie Mixed Media paste on it using a palette knife. Once it was dry, I used the stencil Doily and applied mixed media paste again and allowed it air dry.
I daubed Little Birdie chalk paint – Muted Teal on the doily design and also adhered another piece of peacock print from the same paper using Little Birdie Deco Magic –Glossy. To seal the paper I gave a coat of the same glue and let it dry.
On the front of the bottle I used the Little Birdie Border stencil from my stash and placing it below the design I used masking tape to keep it from moving. With the help of a stencil brush I applied some Antique Gold Acrylic paint.
Then I took a dot mandala tool and put some dots using the Antique Gold Acrylic paint along the design of the bottle above the peacock to give it an ethnic look. I also painted the cap of the bottle with Gold.
As the print had script design prints on it, I used the Little Birdie Script Stencil around the bottle by dabbing Acrylic paint Raw Umber with the help of a stencil brush. A point to remember is to load very little paint onto your Stencil brush. If you load more paint then it with bleed through the stencil.
The last step is to Varnish the entire bottle with Little Birdie Décor Varnish. There are two variants- Matte and Glossy. I chose Glossy for this bottle and gave 2 coats of it.
I have used the same Filament Decoupage paper on a MDF box too. The process is similar- I gave 2 coats of gesso and once it dried I tore the design and adhered it using the Deco Magic glue. I gave a top coat of same glue to seal the paper. I used chalk paint Buttermilk with little Acrylic paint Raw Umber to get the same shade as the paper on the rest of the lid.
The box came with stainless steel latch which now didn’t match well. So I rushed to the nearest Itsy Bitsy store and bought the latch and hinges which goes well with the colours and theme and fixed them.
Finally gave two coats of Little Birdie Décor Varnish to the entire box.
Do try the new Decoupage Filament Papers as they are very easy to use and there are no worries about bubbles or wrinkles. There are 21 designs right now to choose from. You are surely going to love them. Also don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the Itsy Bitsy Blog Challenge#30 – “Anything goes with Filament Decoupage Papers”.
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List of supplies used:
Antique Door Hinge with Screws