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Friday, October 30, 2009

RE Project: Needlebook & Bookmark

I made this needlebook after I completed the one for EG.

There's still fabric left, I decided to make a simple bookmark to go with it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Decoupage Project: Cornucopia Placemat

Another cloth project, same serviette as before but this time using Mod Podge Fabric.

The IKEA fabric (came from the remnant bin), originally from another failed (& best forgotten) RE project, is not the stretchy type so it works great - no wrinkle at all.

I'm quite hapy with this project. - took minimum time and no fuss. I use pinking shears to tidy it up.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Decoupage Project: Victoria Candle (small)

This small candle finaly got the makeover it deserves when I decided to finish up the Victoria tissue from the previous candle project.

Sealer works best on candles.

The whole look

The lovely pair

This small candle came from a set of 4. The other 3 was decal-ed earlier.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Decoupage Project: MDF Wall Plaque

A very simple project for the house.

The MDF size is 2" X 4.5".

The alphabet and numbers came from this book and I traced them using black Sharpie. I shaded the background with Jo Sonja's Crimson (and a bit of white) to match the flowers.

(I got this Cypress brand napkin from a friend - THANK YOU!)

The original napkin

Monday, October 19, 2009

Decoupage Project: Recycled Bottle

Another reincarnation!

This Classic Rose tissue was meant for another project but I just can't resist.

My enthusiasm was dampened by 2 false starts -
Mod Podge Paper ruined the tissues horribly and I've to used the matte sealer instead.
Initial polka dots looks were unsightly - more like chicken pox marks!

Luckily I was able to wipe 'em out with wet kitchen towels and start anew.

Btw, it was a fish sauce bottle.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Decoupage Project: Queen Hydrange Tissue Box

This is one of my earlier decoupage projects, before I discovered the waterclear retarder.

The aqua shading was achieved by diluting Jo Sonja's acrylic paint and water. I only added the green border at the edges recently.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Decoupage Project: Cath Kidston Combo

This heart's shape is slightly different than the previous one I made. It spans 3.5" wide.

Heart Fridge Magnet

The look is similar since I'm using Cath Kidston's Classic Rose again but this time I add Cath Kidston's Pastel Stripes.

I left the background white with no shading, just a simple gold border.

Updated - 19 Oct 09

Circles and Hearts

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Decoupage Project: Potpourri Pouch

Orange & Cranberry Potpourri

The pouch

I used a portion of IHR's Cornucopia and sealer to fix it to the cloth. To frame it up, I did a blanket stitch using gold thread. The plum colour fabric was from IKEA.

The pouch measurement is based on the potpourri's original packaging. I used a 1/8" gold ribbon to tie it up.
Very easy to make.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Decoupage Project: Victoria Candle

This is IKEA's Fenomen 6" candle and IHR's Victoria tissue, leftovers from another project. I only used matte sealer in this project

Full view

Another view

I already mapped out the flowers' positions beforehand but as usual I still end up going overboard. (Refer below)


Therefore it will stay as a display item and in my case, these reminders (courtesy of IKEA) will not be applicable.
Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Do not burn candles near any flammable materials.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Decoupage Project: Household Thermometer

Definitely not much space to work on.

I managed to add pink and white stripes one the sides (uneven) with a bit of Miss Rosy at both ends.

I used black, brown and gold boarder paint markers for the boarder.

The thermometer before the reincarnation. It came from the neighbourhood DIY shop.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Decoupage Project: Seed Annual Chopping Board

This is the last one I made. The other two are here and here.

Same treatment as the previous projects but this time the boarder is in Jo Sonja Blue.

I came across this napkin by chance at Parkson 1 Utama quite sometimes ago. I have another hydrangea napkin and already used it on a tissue box (yet to be featured here).

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Book: Hand Lettering Made Easy

Came across this book during my recent visit to the National Library.

It contains tips & techniques in learning to create better lettering & calligraphy (which should come handy for my future projects).

Paperback: 96 coloured pages (total of 128 pages)
Publisher: EFG, Inc (April 2, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1930500130
ISBN-13: 9-781930-500136

Included are worksheets where you can learn and practice proper calligraphy technique and more than 20 types of alphabets to choose from.

The writer uses Marvy Uchida's range of pens.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Ribbon Embroidery Project: Raya Cookie Cannister # 3

For this sets of lavendar roses I used IKEA's LENDA in beige.

The design.

Full view

The complete set of 6.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Decoupage Project: Garden Splendour Chopping Board

I've been wanting to do a project with this napkin for quite a while.

For shading, I used Folk Art's Taffy (blends quite well with the background) and Americana's Burnt Umber for the boarder. Same as the previous project, I finish it off with 2 coats of clear spray.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

WMC's Decoupage Exchange: # 4 part 4

My second FM. The first one is here.

It's actually a last minute addition to the batch. I already posted the other 2, here and here. I misplaced the photo, hence this belated post.

This is Cath Kidston's Summer Blossom tissue - leftover from this project.

The plywood heart shape is about 2" high. Quite small, not enough room for wordings. I used UNI paint marker in gold to make the boarder and finished it with a few coats of varnish.