Month: November 2017

How to Age any Glass bottle or jar with Decoupage and a transfer

Ready to Decoupage ? Think Wine Bottles Liquor bottles & Glass Jars like Yankee Candle Jars

Are you ready to make your glass look like this? 

 

Here’s the link to the (already reversed) French Script from the Graphics Fairy

https://thegraphicsfairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/French-Handwriting-Transfer-Rev-GraphicsFairy-sm.jpg 

So sorry I couldn’t talk in this week’s video but feel free to ask me any questions that you have. I’m happy to help out. Thank you so much for joining me on Patreon. If you’re visiting my site for the first time you’ll want to have a look at my Patreon channel here. That’s where you’ll find this video along with others. There is a one dollar fee to watch the video and you can watch it as often as you like. Soon I’ll be offering a monthly subscription fee of five dollars so you can have the fee taken out of your account every month and you can then watch all of the video’s of mine that you like! I’ll also be offering rewards to my monthly subscribers. You can have a look around here: https://www.patreon.com/patioelf     

Here are the rest of the supplies, but first, need napkins? The link above each napkin is the one you’ll need for that napkin. Once you’re on Amazon you don’t need to come back to this page, just keep on shopping for whatever you need on Amazon! 

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Here are your other supplies, 

Glass jar, bottle, vase

Paper Doilies

Liquitex Matte Gel Medium

Decoupage Glue

Bristle Brush (small artists brush) 

Zinsser Bullseye Primer (Blue can) 

Pouncing sponge brushes

Decoupage scissors  (listed as small curved scissors)

Saran Wrap

Lace Trim

Chalk Paint *any light or pastel color

Triple Thick Glaze

Antiquing medium 

Mister Bottle (you can look up Mister bottle 2 oz empty) to mix antique medium and water

Pitt Big Brush Artists pen http://amzn.to/2jR5nW1

By the way, I just ordered this whole box for myself and I can NOT wait until they get here…expect to see a lot more of these in our upcoming decoupage videos.. 

        

 

How to decoupage your own picture to a Puzzle

How to Decoupage your own picture onto these craft blocks…

Like this…..  

 

You can find the “How To” Video on my Patreon page here. http://www.patreon.com/patioelf

Now imagine giving this to a dear friend with a picture of the new baby, their wedding photo, or their beloved poodle. It’s a novel idea right? I saw the short video on Facebook somewhere. I think the video was all of 1 and a half minutes. Don’t you love when they do that? Make these video’s to make everything look effortless with a perfect outcome. That’s why we have editing by the way. You can cut out a whole lot. I tend to like to show you the ugly truth. You know why? For the same reason I like to see the real truth. I feel like I’m “less than” when I can’t quite do something as well as “someone” makes it look. I used to take stained glass art classes. Wow, was that expensive. Most of the people in the class were struggling like I was. We were all beginners. There was however, one girl who was doing simply flawless work. We were all amazed. Was she some type of prodigy? Was she just more coordinated than we were? When someone said to her, “Wow-your work is so much better than mine..” She simply stated, “Apparently.”  Nice person right? It turned out that she was a stained glass artist who sold her wares in stores and shows. That’s all we found out but I’m not sure how. We wondered why she would join a beginners class and pretend to be a beginner. Maybe she just wanted to feel good about herself? But I digress, I love to show you when I make mistakes and I get an even bigger internal reward out of helping you avoid the aggravation I went through when doing a project. Just like you, I make mistakes, I love some of my projects and others I wonder if it “really” looks ok. I hear from people who know me that I am way too hard on myself. Since my Mother told me that even as a young child, (why in the world was I hard on myself as a young child?) I have to agree. So have fun as you watch the video, please feel free to show me your projects! I love that….And visit me on Facebook. Just click on the link here on the page to go on over to my page. Click like and follow so you won’t miss any of my work! Below is the list of all that you’ll need and don’t forget, you can do all of your Amazon shopping while you’re on my site. You don’t need to sign out and sign back in. Just buy what you want for this project, then continue on with your shopping, easy right? 

 

These are the blocks that I used for this project. 

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Here is the laser printer I finally broke down and bought. The toner is more expensive than ink jet refills but it lasts soooo much longer AND it’s waterproof. Think of all the decoupaging you can do, think of all the transfers you can do! This was one of my favorite purchases of all time. 

http://amzn.to/2iZN7Wh

Here are the other supplies you will need. 

Decoupage glue, I use a product called Collage Pauge, and I use the matte finish. For this project I wanted a matte varnish (or top coat) and I used this spray. http://amzn.to/2iZtYDX

however, I used that spray because I don’t have to worry about toddlers or doggies putting these in their mouths. A very good non toxic brush on top coat is this one which I use all the time and am currently out of. http://amzn.to/2AQJABG

Guess what I’m buying as soon as I finish this blog post? 

You’ll also need medium grit sandpaper or an acrylic nail file. There are not a lot of supplies needed for this one. I hope you give it a try! 

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Patti 

 

How To Decoupage Those Plastic Ornaments

 

 

 

“Enough with the Candles” he said. 

Last year I was at a friends house for a Christmas party. He showed me the room where he put my coat and I did a double take at one of the tables near the windows. He saw my face and said, “I know right? Enough with the candles! it seems like when people don’t know what to give you they give you candles-And once in a while?” he said into the back of his hand…” we know it’s a re-gift.”  I had to think about it. I’m famous for giving candles because I love them although we all love our own favorite scents and unless you purchase them from Yankee Candle or another store where they allow returns, you’re usually stuck with what you get. That got me to thinking. I want to bring a hostess gift or something with me to parties or functions. I like to keep a few extra trinket type gifts on hand because once in a while you can either forget someone, hey, it happens….or someone gives you a gift out of the blue. It’s so nice to have a back up. So here’s what I do. I make these ornaments. I used to feel so badly about them being plastic and not glass like they used to be. But I’ve found that most people are just so happy to get something they love especially if you know them a little bit and can make something specific to their tastes or their decor. Here are the supplies you’ll need for this project and as always…remember that you can do all of your shopping while you’re on my site. I suggest you write everything down that you need or want, then click on any one link, below, say one of the napkins looks beautiful to you. Click on that link and purchase the napkins, then just continue to search for whatever else you need like you normally would. 

Here are the supplies and here are the pretty napkins I’ve found. 

Plastic Ornaments

Spray Paint for Plastic

Assorted Ribbons, thin and wide

E 6000

Glitter

Fabritaq

Napkin Decoupage glue

Mica 

Triple Thick Glaze

Adhesive gems

Braided Trim

 

The links listed above each napkin go with the napkin below it. 

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