Month: April 2018

Decoupage paper towel rollers to look like Birch wood Faux fireplace logs

Decoupage Napkins over Paper Towel Rolls

Before I go any further, if you’re looking for the filler here is the link :   https://amzn.to/2HrqmsH

This product is to be used before you paint and decoupage. Right after you tape your tubes together. Make sure to read the reviews since there were some mistakes that people made and this will help you avoid those pitfalls. As long as you read the instructions you’re fine. So that you don’t waste a bunch of money filling the whole tubes, stuff the tubes with old newspaper or magazine pages, junk mail all crunched up. Leave a few inches near the ends of the tubes and use this foam filler then. It’s ok if it overlaps because when it’s dry it’s so easy to cut it with a knife. You just cut it off and you have a flush outside making these logs look even more authentic after you decoupage the ends too. I’m adding 2 separate links for the napkins since they tend to sell out quickly once I make a video with them. The first two links are for the napkins. 

Birchwood  Image napkins                                                 https://amzn.to/2J932Nd

more napkins                                                                      https://amzn.to/2qI0VIP

Matte Aerosol Varnish                                                         https://amzn.to/2J2QI1i

Napkin Decoupage glue                                                     https://amzn.to/2vpqunB

Chunky Glitter  *Martha Stewart Coarse                            https://amzn.to/2JYGHU8

I’m adding this Laser printer at the request of several viewers who asked which one I have. This is the exact printer I have and I want to let you know that HP has now purchased the printer division of Samsung which is better for all of us since Samsungs customer service has gone down hill as of late in my opinion. Pure frustration to call them. Here’s the laser printer which I use for all color copies (they won’t bleed or run when doing decoupage) and I use these for all transfers. Whether they’re in color or black and white. This laser printer costs less because this only prints. In other words it does NOT have a scanner or copier. You can only print from your computer.  The cartridges for laser printers are more expensive than cartridges for inkjet printers but they also last a whole lot longer. This unit comes with starter sizes then you can order the full capacity cartridges when you need them. The sample lasted me a while but that’s all relative for each of us. 

Don’t forget you can watch exclusive video’s on Patreon http://www.patreon.com/patioelf

I will be adding furniture video’s to that site in the spring, (technically it is Spring but it hasn’t warmed up enough yet for me to get outside) and Patreon is a pay per view site. Although you would only pay once and continue to watch the video as often as you want. 

I’m also on Facebook on the page Upcycle with Decoupage. Have fun guys! 

 

 

 

Acrylic Paint Dirty Pour over Terra Cotta Pot, Canvas and Glass

Dirty Pour Acrylic Paint has to be the coolest name…         

I normally decoupage everything I can get my hands on as most of you know. But I’m also a crafter, a painter and an experimenter. I watch Youtube Video’s just like you. When I accidentally stumbled across a video called Beginners Dirty pour acrylic paints, I had to watch it. Not only did that title pull me in but the image they were showing on youtube was beautiful. It looked like something that you would find if you were able to go to the center of the earth. I also noticed some of the paintings looked like beautiful skies or sunsets, mountain sides when you see the whole range of colors in those solid rocks that have slid away revealing these gorgeous works of art that are just there! I knew I had to try this and so I did. Not only did I love it from the very first time, I kept on doing it and doing it and I’m so hooked on it, I have to find time to do my decoupage. I’m serious, this is addictive! 

There are several amazing artists on youtube who do these acrylic pours and while most of them stick to a few staple supplies, they all have different ways of making these, over different surfaces using different additives. If you’re just beginning a very good place to start is with MIXED MEDIA GIRL / she’s very thorough and easy to understand. I like her way of making video’s too. She’s very relaxing and pleasant. I don’t know her but I’ve watched so many of her videos. There are several other video’s out there too though so if you’re in interested in this feel free to search them all out. You’ll be amazed! 

Have fun with this guys, in time I’ll make a video showing you how I used my decoupage papers over this surface, and I’m adding my designs to my page on Zazzle. You can go to my Zazzle page by using this link. https://www.zazzle.com/upcycledecoupage

Here’s what Patreon is: 

If you would like to follow me on Patreon    (Patreon is a way to join your favorite creator’s community and pay them for making the stuff you love. Instead of literally throwing money at your screen (trust us, that doesn’t work), you can now pay a few bucks per month or per post that a creator makes.  For example, if you pay $2 per video, and the creator releases 3 videos in February, then your card gets charged a total of $6 that month.  This means the creator gets paid regularly (every time she releases something new), and you become a bonafide, real-life patron of the arts.  That’s right–Imagine you, in a long frilly white wig, painted on a 10-foot canvas on the wall of a Victorian mansion.  And imagine your favorite creators making a living doing what they do best… because of you.)

Here’s the link to my page on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/patioelf 

Here are the some of the supplies to get your started. 

acrylic paint set                                                          https://amzn.to/2Hav5Mz

7 Pack of Canvas          value pack                             https://amzn.to/2JkHG0u

Gallon White craft glue                                               https://amzn.to/2GUXsRq

brush set      Best Seller                                             https://amzn.to/2q5GxC2

Triple Thick Glaze brush on                                       https://amzn.to/2HbqE4n

Triple Thick Glaze Spray * Rustoleum                       https://amzn.to/2EgWcTf

Butane Torch                                                              https://amzn.to/2JiumK4

Coconut Milk (hair product with Dimethicone            https://amzn.to/2JljA5x

Terra Cotta Sealer                                                       https://amzn.to/2JjvXz2

Large popsicle sticks                                                  https://amzn.to/2Jjc639

Butterfly Punch (my favorite!)                                      https://amzn.to/2q6UPBu