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duminică, 27 octombrie 2013

Shabby chic wooden box/ Cutie de lemn - shabby chic


Some time ago I bought from the internet a wooden box that I thought to be smaller than it actually is...From the pictures you might not see it, but it is huge..:)
Initially, I wanted to decorate it using a paper napkin, but because of the dimensions I switched to rice paper. It is the first time I worked with rice paper for a greater scale project...and I can tell is better than paper napkin. Rice paper, though very thin, is sturdier and has a better structure than paper napkins.
The technique is a classic shabby chic and I used some transfer paper from Stamperia to add some text here and there.

The top of the box:

one of the sides:

and from an angle:

luni, 14 octombrie 2013

Decoupage on wooden board - African theme / Tehnica servetelului pe lemn - tema africana


Lately it seems I'm coming back to the first technique that brought me to the handmade world...decoupage. Here's a wall art piece finished yesterday:

I used a paper napkin with an African theme, some coordinating acrylic paints, and to make it look really old, crackle lacquer and some stamps. To seal everything, I applied two coats of matt varnish.
The wooden base is actually a shelf board.

duminică, 13 octombrie 2013

Decoupage on glass / Tehnica servetelului pe sticla


Last week I finally got around to making my first experiments with decoupage on glass. I decorated a plate and a glass fitted with a copper frame.
For the plate I used a paper napkin with lemons:

For the framed glass I used a paper napkin with vintage roses. 

The decoupage technique is done in revers when working on glass, because we work on the back of the glass. 

joi, 10 octombrie 2013

The little birthady girl / Fetita cu cadoul


Here's a new birthday card I made for my favorite two years old little friend ...:)

The digi stamp is WeeSuzi from Wee Stamps, cored with chalk.
As the stamp is quite big, I made a gate fold A5 card embellished with flowers from a Sizzix  cutters and stamps set.

Card size: A5

luni, 7 octombrie 2013

Ranunculus and Anemone


here are my first attempts at making paper ranunculus and anemone flowers:
The ranunculus flowers are made from printer paper colored with Copic markers:

The anemone is  quilled.

They go well on gift boxes, cards or even cakes...