Friday, 22 June 2012

A Cover up job.....aka DECOUPAGE


I had a go at decoupage a while ago with some old Bisto containers and they were quite successful and I'm still using them now.......






Soooooo I decided to have another go with some tissues and serviettes I had left over of the same design.
My OH is always buying me little bits and pieces he thinks I may like to paint which is how I came to have the wooden words LOVE and HOME.  
I decided to use the serviettes and tissues left over from my previous decoupage project and boy wasn't it messy, just the serviettes sticking to my fingers was bad enough let alone the layer I had applied earlier coming off as I tried to apply another piece next to it ....arrggghhhhh I really don't think I have mastered this craft yet lol.


With the tissues/serviettes used, it does leave the surface alittle creased/crumpled but I must admit to liking this effect lol



I still have quite a few blank MDF coasters I have yet to paint/cover...the last set I did was covered in a script paper which I thought turned out really well...I still love and use them.....


Now this next set have been covered in a FREE SAMPLE of oilcloth I sent for which has been used on 6 of them which again I love how they have turned out .


I love them and think they are ideally used for the kitchen table...
Its amazing what you can use free samples of fabric and wallpaper for....
I have covered small footstools with free fabric samples and framed free wallpaper samples.

This next project used a free wallpaper sample to line the back of the tiny keycupboard.





This was painted..lined with mint green paper...topped with a rose motif and stained and sanded back... 
...et voila!! 


20 comments:

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Wonderful Laj!

The tissue sticking sounds tricky.

Talented lady or what?

Highland Monkey's said...

They are gorgeous, what a good idea to do with gravy tubs. Will never through one away again!
Loving the 'home' and 'love' decoupage and your other projects.

Lace hearts said...

I'm sure I left a comment on this - I certainly thought how lovely your work is, as usual. I think tissue decoupage looks lovely with the ridges, accidental or not - I always got ridges when I did it, and added to the charm, I thought.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow gorgeous makes the key cabinet is stunning and your artwork in the side bar is wonderful
Lindsay xx

Abbie721 said...

Wow what stunning projects, absolutely gorgeous and so stylish xx

WeirdCat said...

Wow these are all amazing, I have loads of things that I think, oo I'll alter that or cover that, still waiting, lol
Ruth x

Caroline said...

Hi what gorgeous things you have made can't wait to see what you come up with next. Caroline xxx

Kathryn said...

Wow what stunning makes love the coasters xxxx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous makes, love your ideas. Be back soon. Carolxx

she3655 said...

WOW , Fantastic work, Love it all.... xxx

Sylvia Anderson said...

Right, where's my Bisto..... all these projects are stunning Sweetie, i use lots of wallpaper samples on my cards etc.... i can't wait to see what you make next x

ju said...

Your stuff is amazing ! Great ideas x

jane stillman said...

Fantastic projects, I have covered bisto canisters before. Not sure whether I will try the tissue technique though lol x

Jane said...

Gorgeous examples.
Jane x

Lajoni said...

Thank you ladies for all the really lovely comments...they are great to read and certainly give your confidence a much needed boost...xx

Linda said...

WOWSERS you sure have been a busy bee. These are all stunning!

Hugs
Linda xxx

fatmonica said...

These are gorgeous.I love it all,especially the LOVE you've covered-looks great.

Michelle said...

Love all the things you have covered. I recently covered 3 secret drawer books and really enjoyed it:)
michelle x

SelenarteDecoupage said...

Hello. I think you've done great job especially with 3D letters.
Many peope find paper napkin annoying and sticking to your fingers. I had the same problem when I started doing decoupage. But I absolutely love this material and soon reveal some of my tricks.


Hugs
Jo

Handmade soap said...

I love your 3D letters! They must be quite tricky to cover! Very talented indeed!