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Saturday, January 29, 2011

SERVIETTE DECOUPAGE ON WOOD


REQUIREMENTS


WOODEN ARTICLE
SANDING PAPER
CRAFT PAINT
BRUSH/ES
SERVIETTE OF YOUR CHOICE
PODGE(MODGE) MEDIUM
OPTIONAL – NAPPY LINER AND SPONGE ROLLER
CLEAR VARNISH

FOR CRACK/ANTIQUE EFFECT


ANTIQUE CRACK STEP 1/ BASE COAT
ANTIQUE CRACK STEP 2 / TOP COAT
ANTIQUE COLOURING MEDIUM OR MAGIC TOUCH OR METALLIC POWDER/GOLD DUST

METHOD


  1. Prepare article: Sand wooden article till smooth, taking special care of rough edges. Sanding paper with grit between 600 and 1200 is best for wooden blanks made of supa wood.
  2.  Paint article with craft paint of your choice. Let dry between coats; sand if necessary when dry. It is better to paint 3 to 4 thin layers than 1 or 2 thick layers of paint. Any paint effects can be used like scumble glaze, cracked paint effect or dry brushing/white washing.
  3. When using a serviette, carefully cut out design whilst all 3 layers are still in place. Another method which I prefer, is to moisten the serviette around the design to be used and then carefully tear away the parts that are not wanted. Leave the serviette to dry and then remove the bottom two layers from the design. Paint some modge (podge) on the painted surface where the design must be stuck down. Place picture on article, if preferred, a nappy liner can be placed ontop of the design and a sponge roller can be used to flatten the design onto the painted surface.The serviette can also be smoothed down with a soft brush (yellow taklon) and modge (podge). Ensure that there are no air or glue (modge) bubbles underneath the serviette and take care that the edges are stuck down properly.
  4.  Wipe article with damp cloth around the design to remove excess modge (podge).
  5. Touch up the edges of the design with craft paint or paint effect to camouflage the torn edges.
  6. Seal complete surface and picture with Podge - Twice or more in opposite directions).
  7. If you want crackle effect, go to step 8.   If you don’t want crackle effect, seal the surface with Clear Varnish.
  8.  ANTIQUE CRACKLE EFFECT:  Apply a layer of Antique Crack step 1 / Base Coat. Let dry naturally. Apply a coat Antique Crack step 2.
  9. Wait untill dry (24 hours). To highlight cracks – rub metallic powder (Gold dust mixed with Turps, into cracks – wipe excess with clean cloth. (several products and ways to fill cracks available at Emsige Biene)
  10.  PLEASE!! Use only OIL BASED paint or varnish after Antique Crackle.
  11.  After any gold liners or other ink pens used for decoration – seal it with a layer of Podge to prevent ink smudge when varnished.

ENJOY YOUR PROJECT!

A little view of some other finished projects done by me
(not a good photograph L )

1 comment:

Cathy Naude said...

Lovely examples! Enough to give some impetus for this novice!