Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Give them a second life!

With the new decoupage technique I will show you how to give a second life to your old objects!...

I am sure you'll find some old things that you don't want anymore because you don't like them anymore but why don't give them a second life!...

I found this little terra cotta pot in my basement, all dusty and not very appealing :


Terra cotta is my favorite surface so it was not hard for me to think of a new decoration for it!...

What you have to do:
- First, clean and sand your object
- Then paint the surface in white that you will decoupage on and eventually use another color around;
Here I painted in pure bronze the inside of it :
- Then cut your paper to fit the area where you will glue it;
I prefer very thin paper (like paper napkins,rice paper...) because it gives a smoother finish:

- When your paint is all dry and your paper is ready; glue them gently and add another layer of glue (I use modpodge) on top:

I also used a little plastic pot to help it to dry without gluing it on my table!
Let it dry...
At this point I have a little secret to give you!: If you have wrinkles or bubbles you can iron your project on low temperature that you will protect with a parchment paper... and it's magic no more wrinkles, you'll get a very smooth surface, ready to varnish :

I like to put 2 to 3 layers of varnish to a better protection and better finish.

and voila!:


My new fall decoration!...






















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5 comments:

  1. This is so cute, can't wait to spruce up some for spring. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Thank you for the comments, I really appreciate ;)

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  3. Sabine! You are brilliant! What great work and thanks so much for the tutorial. Very, very useful indeed!

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  4. this is great! i will have to try it out for sure!

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