Thursday, 29 June 2017

Faux palette wood play with plaid

It's the last THURSDAY of this month and I have seen you 5 times this month! I thought I will end this month with a video tutorial on how to paint FAUX PALETTE WOOD with chalk paints on any smooth surface.

The technique that I show can be done on mdf or art journals or even card stock. All you need is some gesso and a few chalk paints(colors of your choice).

Do watch the video, give the technique a try and get back to me if you have any queries.

The faux palette is one of my fav techniques and I have done a lot of projects using it. I have some pictures at the end of the video which should give you a lot of project ideas too.

Here is what I made today with a piece of mdf board, chalk paints and some old keys!

I will see you next week with another Plaid play.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Decoupage Caddy

Its the beginning of the month and am here with my DT post for Rhedd's Creative Spirit. It's altered art or mixed media always and today I have given a plain wooden caddy a makeover.

I have used a tissue to decoupage and also used chalk paints from PLAID.

The squeeze tool/comb from Plaid is an amazing tool to give instant texture and dimension to an otherwise painted surface.

Here is a closer look with the pattern using the tool. Its gives a slight raised effect to the paint and at the same time a slightly distressed look.

 The lovely orchids pattern tissue had be adhered using Modpodge and the excess has been sanded off.

I have used Home decor chalk paints Lilac and Castle. The edged have been distressed with castle and the inside of the caddy too painted with the same color.

 I also soaked some cotton rope in watery chalk paint and then let it dry. The colored rope was then used around the handle.

I love how this turned out, lovely pastel shades and looks so different from the original now!

I hope you take the time to visit the blog to see the team's inspiration and play along too.
Thanks for stopping by.

Playing along at scrapki-wyzwaniowo - play with pink

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.