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Friday, January 29, 2010

Featured Decoupier: IRA



This is a wall plaque made by Ira. Thank you for this gift (I like it very much!).

She has just started doing decoupage but so far her works has been quite exceptional. You can visit her blog to see more photos.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Decoupage Project: Lavendar Frame

I plan to reincarnate this into a mirror (yet to find one of suitable size) so for the time being, a frame it is.. :-)


After

I used Jo Sonja Dioxine Purple - on its own and with waterclear retarder.

Looking much better with silver lining. The original gold
doesn't works (refer below)


Before

The 2 dried bay leaves are purely for aesthetic purpose.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Decoupage Project: Another Picture Frame

My second picture frame. The first one I made is here.



The boarder came from pink Cath Kidston's Pastel Stripes but with a slightly different treatment - now it looks almost dusky rose. (I LIKE IT VERY VERY MUCH!).


Both frames side by side.

I've replaced the original insert with these quaint faux vintage ads which came from a.e.i.o.u wrapper.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Decoupage Project: Mum's Kitchen Pan


AFTER

Initially a disaster (refer to image below) - it took a few revisits to remedy..
  • Curvy surface = wrinkle (at least for me). Nothing much can be done about that.
  • The background was originally in Baby Pink which I find a bit unpleasant to look at so I redid it in Sheer Blossom.
  • The white dots were added later since it looks too plain.
  • The wordings - I used paint marker, easy peasy but it was.. flat? I added white outline and a bit of touching up with acrylic paint to make it looks more natural.
  • The green handles and stripes? I just have to add that cos I find it's too girlie to my own liking..
It looks so much better now, I think..


BEFORE

Friday, January 22, 2010

Decoupage Project: Rambling Rose Coasters









From a set of 6. I already gave 2 pieces away, hence only 4 posted here. This was during the time when I can't get enough of the Rambling Rose, LOL!

While doing these coasters, I discovered..
  1. Random cut & paste method is fun! fun! fun!
  2. Folk Art's Baby Pink is wayyy TOO pink. Yes, there is such a thing as too pink. Hence my love for for Sheer Blossom and Ballet Pink.
  3. Ziggy's paint marker = NOT GOOD. It leaks and mess up the surface. I've no intention of badmouthing the product, just recalling the horror of my bad experience.
The coasters are captured using our All-In-One HP's scan function. After years of (much) abuse, this is the only function it is still capable of. Poor thing..

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Decoupage Project: Mod Podged Bears

I made these together with my sons.

For this project, we used Mod Podge exclusively to seal, glue and varnish. The bears are from inexpensive wrapping paper. The base - (expired) LRT tickets.



I helped them cut the image - for a natural shaggy look, i snipped the edges randomly instead of a straight cut.


Daytime Bears

Note: I might revisit this project and redo it - the scratch on Mama Bear's head is due to someone's impatient attempt to get rid of the air bubbles underneath.


Night Bears

The background is scrap from another napkin. Aptly, it's called the Night Bears

Looking forward to another session to work on the other side of the cards (plus a few more).

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Repurposed Project: Glass Vase

This project is inspired by these boxes and the jar. THANK YOU!


Decorated Lace Container


Rectangle vase from IKEA

This vase (together with a few more) went into storage during housemoving and are in the box still since we have small children in the house.

Note: I am still very wary of glass items



The Cover

First time working with corrugated paper eventhough it was purchased a very long time ago.

The pink rose is soooo not centered so I improvised by adding sprays of light blue round beads (the white beads I have are too big).

I covered the vase's thick base with a strip of leftover. Then I added the white braid (a recent purchase) along both edges to make 'em prettier.



At the moment, this is where I keep all some of my ribbons and laces.


The Final Look

From an ordinary vase to a very feminine looking container.

I had quite a productive morning!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Decoupage Project: Victoria on canvas



It should be familiar as I already made one for WMC's 3rd EG last year.
This time I used a smaller 6"X8" canvas.

Friday, January 15, 2010

D├ęcoupage Project: Photo Frame

and we're back.. :-)



As usual, I'm keeping it as simple as possible..

Hope you like it!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Book: D├ęcoupage by Dee Davis



Hardcover: 144 pages (131 illustrations, 54 in colour) with line drawing
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0500016283X
ISBN-13: 978-0500016282

There's a paperback version with similar cover published in 2000. This hardcover is available for loan at the National Library.

It's a good reference for those who are newcomers and experienced decoupeurs.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

For Sale: English Roses Wall Tiles

UPDATED on 5th Jan '10 - ALL SOLD, thank you!

Self adhesive laminated paper. It is waterproof and very easy to use.


WTPP


WTPY


WTBW


WTBP
(this is the one I used for my tin bucket project)

Size: 10cm X 10cm.
Price:
RM2 per piece (excluding postage).

Since there are limited quantity for each code, so no booking, ok? Please e-mail me to purchase.

This is the application guide.


Decoupage Serviettes: Roses & Blues

I added these 2 napkins & 2 tissues, all from IHR, to my collection recently. .


Tender Love Roses
Size: 33cm X 33cm
Price: RM3.00



Red Roses
Size: 33cm X 33cm
Price: RM3.00


Lavender
Size: 21cm X 21cm
Price: RM1.50


Rhapsody in Blue (reminds me of Gershwin's but I much prefer Nodame Cantabile's version)
Size: 21cm X 21cm
Price: RM1.50

Price quoted excluding postage. Please contact me via e-mail for details.