Sunday, 21 February 2016

Black beauties!

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. Phew! I never knew getting a house painted after 11yrs would be a revelation! Yes, A revelation of the amount of unused stuff at home..It was kind of a mega clearance from my attic and a huge discovery of trash that had potential for a makeover!
And what great timing, I just got my next round supplies from Deco Art and waiting to start with the chalkboard paint! I liked it so much, I did not one but 2 back to back projects with it....just LOVE the matte black finish and the fact that you can write on it again and again.
My first discovery from the attic was 2 worn out wooden planks, one of which even had an incomplete painting! Perfect for my distressed project.
I wanted to have something catchy in the foyer ...that which hits the eye first when you enter home...and I even made a rough sketch before I started with this.
I colored the bigger panel with Americana decor chalky finish paint.. and the smaller panel was colored with  chalkboard black paint and a roller from the local hardware store!
I gave 2 coats of the black paint and when that was drying, started mu decoupage and stenciling on the bigger panel.
Lovely vintage roses hit the top of the panel and used the decoupage glue from decoart. I also used their honeycomb stencil and yellow and white acrylics for some background texture and not to miss some text stamping with Bo Bunny script and archival black ink.
On the bottom part I had the rose buds decoupaged with stenciling and stamping too.
Since it was flowers and honeycomb, I decided NOT to have butterflies but bees and dragonflies for a change! I stamped these beauties on water color paper, heat embossed them in black and colored them with my brush pens and sealed them with Distress crackle.
I adhered the black panel onto the main panel with heavy white glue and left it overnight. Next day, I drilled holes on the top and braided some white rope for the hanging. I stenciled some corner design on the black panel with white acrylics and hand wrote this lovely quote!
Just the one I want to see first when I enter home...what say???
The butterflies and the bees found their place and some filigree metal corners with rhinestone gives a vintage finish to the panel.
This is how it hangs on the green wall as you enter...
Project2- My dad collected some miniature bottles, the ones you used to get in international flights back then! I don’t think it’s there now...sad!
These were given a good wash and their labels stripped and then I started my work! 2 coats of chalk board paint and they turned into black beauties! I wanted just neutral shades here, no bright colors. You can say this is my kind of CAS!
Some natural twine wrapped here and there and I made some handmade blooms in white using TH tattered florals(smallest), CLD daisy and sunflower and had them in different spots on the bottle.
The alphabets are cut from cereal carton and text paper and inked with Tea dye DI and find their place on the mini bottle.
Just for added interest I place them on a coffee stained doily and they look beautiful, what say???
So, let me know what you think about these 2 projects and I am already thinking what else can take the black paint now...maybe a small cupboard for my daughter so she can write and practice????
DecoArt products used-
Decoupage glue
America deco art chalky finish paint- Delicate
Americana decor Chalkboard paint
Deco Art honey comb stencil
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Linking these to the following challenges...
613 Avenue create- Anything goes,(have used column A and C)
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.



  1. Both stunning projects Rupa...especially loved the pretty roses. Do link to Simon Says Monday recycling theme
    Dr Sonia

  2. both are lovely Rupa,esp like the black chalkboard bottles !!

  3. Gorgeous wall hang Rupa, love the yellow and black together, wow!! Love those little bottles too! Isn't it great when your forced to face your hoarding head on! Just went through that when we moved, and boy did I purge! lol

  4. both projects are awesome Rupa...

  5. Divine Beauties!! Love both the projects! Great recycling!!

  6. Two fantastic projects Rupa. The hanging is a wonderful way to welcome folk to your home.
    Yvonne xx

  7. fantastic!! love both projects. thought my fav will be the black bottles. soo unique

  8. Wonderful projects ,I loved the small bottles more :)

  9. Wonderful projects ,I loved the small bottles more :)