4/24/15

New Doodle Minature Boxes


Silva Ware by Walter Silva most popular products! 
Yep, these miniature beauties are decoupaged 
with my illustration prints. 
New Chalk painted colors available & the popular dark brown stain. 
Sealed with many layers of Non Toxic UV Varnish, 
yeilding a jewel like finish. 
It's a long process but the end results are worth it.

These Pill Boxes, Powder and Ring Boxes have many uses!

This batch is heading out to the West Coast 
and most are available in my Etsy shop.
Contact me if you see something you like not yet in my shop.

Have a great weekend!

4/17/15

Decoupaged Caddy with Vibrant Papers


What a great way to organize and store craft supplies in one place & ready for on the go organization!


Despite a few nicks and scratches. This caddy was in great shape and made well.
Perfect and ready to be transformed!
Supplies List:
• Caddy
• Paper
• Any decoupage medium, I chose Hard Coat Mod Podge
• Brush
• Pencil and scissors.
• Fine grit Sandpaper (OPTIONAL)

TIP: I use a dollar store, dough scraper that is one of the best tools ever.
It is made of plastic, has a beveled edge, flexible and easy to clean with soapy water.



I choose some on trend Vibrant patterned card-stock.
Decided with polka dotted paper for the ends & Herringbone pattern for the sides.
• Traced the side(s) of the caddy onto the papers. And cut out the shapes with scissors.
• Layout the paper(s) for each side (see photo).
Ready to be decoupaged!
• Apply Mod Podge to the the side of the caddy & to the bottom of the card-stock.
I work on one side at a time & allow drying time (20 minutes), so that I can trim excess paper before I move onto the next side.

 
 

To make sure I have excellent contact, this is were my trusty dough scraper acts like a squeegee.
Start from one end to the other & wipe off excess medium (Q-tips work well)! This will eliminate air bubbles and smooth out the card-stock.

CAUTION: Some popular decoupage squeegees are made of black rubber and do not glide well & leave black residue on the paper!

After I finished decoupaging all four sides, I took some fine grit sand paper and slightly sanded some random edges (optional step).
Wipe any excesses dust from the sanding!
With a nice brush apply Hard coat medium in the same direction and let dry for about 30 minutes!
Hard coat is a excellent, non toxic & durable sealer.

Voila, Project is completed! Great for storing utensils, make-up brushes, Markers, pencils, etc!

This example is available for Sale in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for stopping by!