Before I begin I just have to say this….. I have been making youtube video’s for about 4 years now and I have learned so much. So when I listen to one of my earlier videos like this one…let’s just say that I am not very pleased with how flat my voice sounds or how stiff I seem. I had not yet realized what an extraordinarily friendly bunch of people decoupagers are. It’s thanks to so many of you that I got better, I warmed up and I realized, we’re all here trying to do the same thing. Make our lives better and prettier and help each other. So bare with me on this video please. I’ve come along way.
DIY Decoupage Video using chalk paint over Metal
That little blue highlighted link above will take you right to the video for this charming and romantic watering pitcher. It always makes my day when I can find something at a Goodwill store that I can turn into something that’s so pretty. One word of caution. Some metals are Galvanized meaning it’s got a coat of oil around it. While chalk paint requires very little prep work, you would want to make sure that a bare metal pitcher is oil/grease free. You can swish it around in some hot soapy Dawn, (you can use any dishwashing liquid-Dawn tends to be the strongest) and wash it like it’s any other piece of dish ware that you have. If the pitcher is like this one and it’s already been painted, you may just want to wipe it down with some rubbing alcohol just to remove any oils from being handled. That said…let’s take some chalk paint which you can purchase right here. ..http://amzn.to/2tIwgQ5
and paint over our pitcher. Here’s what mine looked like while I was painting it. In the video the brand of chalk paint that I am using worked wonderfully as I painted it onto my surface —the problem was that after a month of not using the paint, I went to back to it, opened it and saw nothing but clumps. I bought another jar thinking that one must have been old. I’ve learned over time that there are variances in chalk paint. They are not all alike and I decided instead to use the brand I list here since I can open the jar anytime I want and I still have a smooth clump free chalk paint. You can see how heavy handed I am with the paint….This is one of those cases where I would ask that you do as I say not as I do…and cover your whole surface. I’m using a chalk paint color that matches the background color of my napkin -( I do not think they even make these napkins anymore, the ones that are used in the video. So here are a few other alternatives that are lovely also. )
The link above the napkin will take you to Amazon where you can purchase these but make sure you get the correct color chalk paint, since the background of these napkins looks to be an off white rather than a stark white color.
and if you’re a beginner, these would be very safe to work since they do have a white background.
you can purchase these here: http://amzn.to/2uvra8q
And of course we’ll need some other supplies. Don’t forget, my site goes through Amazon, so you can click on any of the links above and it will take you to Amazon where you can purchase what you need for this project but also get whatever else you need while you’re on Amazon. You don’t have to sign out and sign back in again to continue your shopping. Here’s the list of the other supplies you’ll need. Upcycle with Decoupage is on Facebook & if you head on over and like and follow the page you’ll be notified every week when I put a new video or blog post out! Have fun friends!
Napkin Decoupage Glue http://amzn.to/2tI92t2
Liquitex Matte Varnish http://amzn.to/2eMtzWL
Saran Wrap http://amzn.to/2uvIydq
paint brushes http://amzn.to/2uVpIgB
sponge brushes *25 for $5.17 http://amzn.to/2tIjhhd
heavy grit nail file (or sandpaper) http://amzn.to/2uVqV7T
decoupage scissors small for intricate cutting http://amzn.to/2uvPSFJ
Moss Green Acrylic Paint https://youtu.be/n1aOzVjujfs
Cafe Mocha Acrylic Paint http://amzn.to/2uBomGT
More Lovely Napkins http://amzn.to/2uBtWsV