Don’t you love the Graphics Fairy?
Before I begin my blog posts I like to give you the link to the video so you can watch it, then read along if you have any questions,- also feel free to make purchases that you need below. Here’s the how to video: https://youtu.be/3moafwLaVpQ
I used a lovely Black and White image of a flower girl in the video and here is the link to the graphic from the Graphics Fairy. http://thegraphicsfairy.com/gorgeous-antique-flower-girl-engraving/
One caution about going over to the Graphics Fairy. Make sure you have some extra time when you visit this page, it’s equivalent to walking through a beautiful garden where you just want to stop and look at every single flower.. You will be inspired-and you may want to use a different printable. They have it all on the site so have a look around.
Decoupage and Image Transfers…perfect together!
Before you make your jar you may want to decide if you want to go with a colorful project or black and white, or monochromatic. *Use only one color but different shades of that one color. For me I wanted to stick with a more monochromatic theme, using black and white but several different shades of blacks like grays and silvers. If you would like some napkins that would match this project have a look at these beauties. (link to purchase is just below image)
or how about something like this? Also beautiful
and one more:
Along with the chalk paint. I do want to mention that there is a product that is made by Zinnser here’s a link for you to purchase it or read about it. http://amzn.to/2sPE3KR
by the way, it is a few dollars cheaper if you buy it here than in your local hardware store…. One of the rules of painting is that you should only use an oil paint over and acrylic paint, but never an acrylic paint over an oil paint. The reason being that it takes forever for the oil paint to dry, and if you add a quick drying acrylic paint over the top of the slow drying oil paint, you will get cracking or chipping. Perhaps the fact that this is a spray paint and it therefore goes on much thinner….you can break that rule here. I have used this product on my glass jars and bottles, tiles and porcelain Christmas houses, in order to protect them forever. Now though-with the popularity of chalk paint I am thinking this is a non issue. I spray the glass with the Zinsser, let it dry for a few days, (I tend to spray several projects at once and keep them in a safe dry storage area so they are ready to be worked on in the future) then I add the chalk paint. The reason I mention this is because even though the chalk paint is good, it will not last as long as the Zinsser product. If your project is going to sit on a shelf making the room it’s in look even more lovely, you can skip the Zinsser. If you are going to be moving it in and out of storage (for holidays) or using it as a tip jar, you may want to actually go ahead and use the Zinsser. If you’re making coasters, you really want to use the Zinsser. If you’re using the Zinsser you also want to keep this out of your oven, do not put this chemical in your oven. Air drying is fine. If you have a dry unused room where you can let it degas, even better. If you are going to go on ahead without using the Zinsser, remember that you do NOT have to put these projects in the oven to dry. I am impatient and I tend to be working with a deadline, that’s how I discovered the oven method and the right temperatures.
As the video shows, you would want to first paint your item, dry, do your transfer, dry, then decoupage your napkins over the surface. Don’t forget you can also make something like this for that special niece or nephew but turn it into a bank. If you would like a matte finish (no shine at all) you will want to use this product as your top coat to protect your work.
Liquitex Matte Varnish http://amzn.to/2sPQoyC
If you would like to add glitter over the matte varnish once it has dried you would want to use an additional product like this. Clear Adhesive for Glitter http://amzn.to/2tK8FK2
If you would like to use what I used… Triple Thick http://amzn.to/2rzOuhv
Here are the additional supplies I used and you may also want.
Chalk paint *any light color \http://amzn.to/2tK8YVt
Roll clear crystal beads http://amzn.to/2toMhXB
Glitter *extra fine Silver http://amzn.to/2rRndXi
Silver or Gold Sequin Tape http://amzn.to/2rRPI6S
small roller brush http://amzn.to/2ttRflT
Modeling Paste (for fill ins) http://amzn.to/2tOsO1Q
parchment paper http://amzn.to/2sQCtHR
napkin decoupage glue http://amzn.to/2sBnvU6
Crystal embellishments http://amzn.to/2rDsqCF
adhesive crystal swirls http://amzn.to/2sQSCNu
Laser Printer http://amzn.to/2sVQuoa
Upcycle with Decoupage Book http://amzn.to/2tOvgWf