Itsy Bitsy Blog Challenge – 30

Hello friends! Harshada here on the blog today with my inspirational post using the newly launched Filament Decoupage Papers. I am so excited to announce this month’s blog challenge i.e. Itsy Bitsy Blog Challenge #30 Anything goes with Filament Decoupage Papers.To join the challenge, you  can choose any 1 or more Filament Decoupage Papers and make anything to show your creativity.

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Itsy Bitsy Blog Bhallenge#30- “Anything Goes With Filament Decoupage Paper”

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Filament Decoupage Papers

We have already seen and used Decoupage Tissues/Napkins and Decoupage papers earlier. The newly launched Little Birdie Filament Decoupage Papers are different from both tissues and papers and are very easy to use.

  • The new A4 size, 60 gsm filament 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.

There are so many ways in which you can use these papers and create amazing projects and there are 21 designs to choose from.

Lets get started!

These papers are so beautiful, its really hard to choose papers from all the 21 designs. I wanted to use the filament paper on a different base this time, so I decided to decoupage a pretty watering can.

For this project I have used a white galvanised metal watering can from the store. It can be used for painting, decoupage, altering etc.

I used the beautiful ‘Unicorn Dreams’ filament decoupage paper from the store. The packet has two gorgeous coordinating set of designs. You can directly use them, unlike the napkins. You can hand cut the motifs from the paper or can directly use the entire paper on to your base, as per the requirement. I did hand cutting as I wanted to use a small portion of the paper on my medium sized watering can.

The next step is to adhere the filament paper on to the watering can. For this purpose I used Little Birdie Deco Magic Decoupage glue. The paper adheres to the base very smoothly. You need to adhere the paper slowly, in parts, especially if you are adhering the entire A4 size paper on to your base. These papers are not delicate like the decoupage napkins and decoupage papers, so there is no fear of them getting torn while adhering or hand tearing. Apply the Deco Magic glue generously and adhere the filament paper on to the base.
I then gave a top coat of the Deco Magic glue on the paper to seal it further. Thereafter, I allowed it dry properly.

I wanted to give a crackle effect to the watering can. So I decided to give a base coat of dark colours on the can first. The colours that I have chosen here are selected according to the theme of the filament paper used on the can. I have applied Little Birdie chalk paints – Lavender Blush, and Lagoon Breeze. Thereafter, I applied the One Step Crackle Medium on the dried chalk paints. Let the Crackle Medium dry for at least 3-4 hours. I let it dry overnight because of high humidity level in the air.
Note: Apply the One Step Crackle Medium with a synthetic hair brush. Apply it in one direction i.e. if you want vertical cracks, apply it with vertical strokes. Here I have applied vertical strokes. Also, the size of cracks depends on the thickness of the crackle medium. Apply a thick coat for larger cracks and vice versa. Maintain the same direction of application for the top coat also.

After the crackle medium dried completely, I gave a top coat of mixed chalk paint shades- Fortune Cookie, French Rose, Bubble Gum, Butternut Squash. The Crackle medium reacts with the top coat to give amazing cracks. Let this dry naturally.

Thereafter, I painted the top and the bottom of the can using Sailing Sky Chalk paint and gave some finishing touches and splattered white acrylic paint on the design.

On the other side of the can, I adhered word taken from the same filament paper and created a border using Little Birdie ‘Shape It’ epoxy clay. Stamped it using a wooden block from my stash and coloured it with dark brown acrylic colour. After the paint dried, I highlighted the clay textures with Little Birdie Metallic Wax – Copper Blaze. I then adhered a Jewel Butterfly at the base of the can and tied a blue burlap cord from my stash. I sealed my entire project with Decor Varnish from the store.

Few more pictures of the project:

As said earlier, the new filament decoupage papers can be used on any surfaces. I have used another hand cut piece from Teatime Bouquet on a mini MDF fridge magnet.

I Hope you like this project and  will create something unique with your own creative skills. Do participate in the Blog Challenge and share your creative projects with us. Happy crafting!

I am excited to inform you  that all these products come with a unique QR code!

Point your mobile phone at the QR code on the product & scan them  to take you directly to our YouTube links where you can see how each of these products are used! Check out all our new products for QR codes in the future ( this will be either on the label or on cap of the bottle).

Use code HARSHADA5 to buy any product at itsybitsy.in and get 5% discount on your total bill.

List of Supplies used:

Galvanised Metal Watering Can White -1Lt

Decoupage Filament Paper A4 Size 2Sheets -Unicorn Dreams LB

Home Decor Chalk Paint 120ml – Lavender Blush

Home Decor Chalk Paint 120ml – Bubble Gum

Home Decor Chalk Paint 120ml – Lagoon Breeze

Home Decor Chalk Paint 120ml – Butternut Squash

Home Decor Chalk Paint 120ml – French Rose

Home Decor Chalk Paint 60ml – Fortune Cookie

Home Decor Chalk Paint 120ml – Sailing Sky

Deco Magic Glue Matte -225ml

Crackle Medium -100ml

Decor Varnish – Matte, 100 ml, 1pc

Metallic Wax – Copper Blaze, 20ml, 1pc

Shape It Craft Epoxy Compound- 250g, 1pk

Jewel Butterfly Song Of The Sea- 9pc

 

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