Thursday 21 February 2013

Tutorial Thursdays - Decoupage your way to an Antique Tray

  Welcome back to Tutorial Thursdays - today I want to show you how to make something old out of something new. I will be creating this Tray:

To create this tray you will need:

A Tray that you would like to fashion up
A Serviette wih a Motif that you would like to use
*Antique Paste (a lack that will allow the top coat to crack)
*BasisDecor (I use this white paste to cover the Antique lack)
*Gonidecor (A universal paint to use as a base coat, and to tint the BasisDecor)
*Finisher (Top Coat, water resistant)

Let's begin:
First start by painting the base of the tray in the base colour.

Once the base colour is dry, cover the tray in a layer of the Antique Paste.

When the Antique Lack is dry, cover with the Top Coat of your choice (BasisDecor)

Apply the top coat of paint in the opposite direction than the direction you applied the Antique Lack. I would also recommend using a broad brush and to work swiftly and in one direction (the cracks should start to appear almost immediately). Do not apply more than one coat of your Top Coat of paint.
Allow to dry.

Cut your Serviette Motif to the size you need it, and remove the bottom two layers.
If the layers do not come off very easily, slightly wet your finger and press against the back layers. They should then come away quite easily.

Place the Motif where you want to have it...

Now cover the whole tray in your top coat to seal it off and to adhere the image to the tray. It is always advisable to move from the centre of the image to the edges to avoid tearing. Use as little pressure as possible.

Once again allow to dry.

There you have it, a simple way to create something old out of something new.

For more information please contact me or visit my Blog.
*I use Gonis Products as I am a distributor of these amazing crafty helpers. If you cannot find these products in your area, you will have to substitute them. Hence the descriptions in brackets. For more information on these products, please feel free to contact me.

Now it is your turn-----
Are you ready to get your craft on?

I hope so, I would love to be able to visit your Blogs and be in awe of your amazing handiwork.

Thank you to all of you who linked up last week, I so appreciate being able to visit such creative folk :).

Unfortunately, as none of the links were actually visited, I don't have any most visited to share :(
Maybe next week....

I do however have a favourite that I would like to share.....
Recycled Pepsi Key Chain by Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker

I LOVE this idea, I am a sucker for any kind of recycled crafts as it is, so thanks for that.

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  1. Thanks for inviting me to your party and for the sweet comments you left me over at Posed Perfection. I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to visit again and follow me back. Have a great weekend.

  2. Perfect your blog!!!!!!!!!!!


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