Easing into Mixed Media with Decoupage
Don’t be worried if you’ve never done a mixed media project. Mixed media means that instead of using paint, (which is one sort of medium) you are using, paints, inks, stamps, papers, glitter, stencils and other items you may want. I am going to keep this blog post very short this week since it’s been THAT kind of week. I am going to post the video very shortly and I only just now remembered that I had not even completed the blog post! I’m one hour away from watching my Korean Drama’s! I have to get this done quickly. But I digress….I’ll show you in the video step by step how to use mixed media with decoupage. I love that you can also use this plate as a hostess gift. Why bring a plate of cookies on a plate that you need back? Make a beautiful plate or platter and bring the cookies, dessert or appetizer that you promised you would bring, wrap them lovingly in some iridescent plastic wrap with a matching ribbon, and present the dish as a hostess gift. I’m telling you, your host/hostess will be very happy. What a nice surprise for all of their hard work. This project was made using images of Vintage roses and carnations that are my copyrighted images. But you are allowed to use them in your crafts to sell at craft shows or on Etsy. As long as you don’t copy and sell the images you’re safe!
Here’s the link to my store Zazzle: https://www.zazzle.com/vintage_white_watercolor_roses_sized_for_bottles_tissue_paper-256823821345302187
*that link will take you to the papers I used for this project.
So without further ado, here are the items you’ll need for this project. I’m going to supply one link this week, you can copy the list of supplies and just continue to enter those words into the search to buy everything that you need. You can also buy whatever Amazon needs you have while you’re shopping for supplies, you don’t have to sign out and start all over again!
Vintage Roses Tissue paper (see Link above)
Glitter Assortment http://amzn.to/2hkiHxh
Dye Ink Stamps, (must be DYE ink not pigment
Napkin Decoupage Glue
Dishwasher safe Decoupage glue *enter this phrase in the search bar through the above link
Clear Glass Plate
decorative Plate holder
Maya Gold Paint
Triple Thick Glaze *you won’t need this if using the dishwasher safe decoupage glue
Splatter brush or toothbrush
mini paint roller
Ink Blending Tool
Heat Gun (in crafts )
This Used to be A Coffee Can!
Not only can you roll up magazines and place them in here for storage, but if you use the larger sized cans of coffee you can keep a spare roll of Toilet paper inside. No one will ever have to ask you where the extra roll is because it will be enclosed in this lovely storage container.
Necessity is the Mother of Invention and the Inspiration behind so many of my projects
That’s why my book is titled, “Upcycle with Decoupage” It’s projects like these that I love the most. I have plenty of napkins on hand, I have plenty of cans around and a very inexpensive project becomes something that looks quite charming and it’s functional! LOVE that! So aside from the coffee cans, you’ll also need some saran wrap, heavy grit nail files and furniture polish. *The furniture polish is to remove any labels and residue from the metal cans.
Here are the links to everything else you’ll need. Don’t forget! You can do all of your Amazon shopping while you’re on my site. Let’s say you’re going to purchase the variety pack of Martha Stewart Glitter. You add it to your cart then think….”You know what? I really wanted to buy that gift for Aunt Martha….” Simply go back up to the search bar and enter what you’re looking for. You don’t have to only buy what I recommend and you don’t have to sign out and sign back in again.
Don’t forget …Upcycle with Decoupage is on Facebook, if you like and follow my page, Facebook will notify you as soon as I put a new video out!
If Any of the links don’t work, simply click on any high-lighted link, and enter the descriiptive words into the search.
Here’s what you’ll need:
E6000 glue *clear http://amzn.to/2f6abVi
Chalk paint asst. http://amzn.to/2f6ERG9
Martha Stewart Glitter Set http://amzn.to/2w8xlBM
Pearl Rhinestone Ribbon Trim http://amzn.to/2x2k5xA
Grey Velvet Ribbon http://amzn.to/2wXCxIs
Organza Ribbon http://amzn.to/2x1Pf84
Embossing Gun Kit *image below http://amzn.to/2eVD96F
Maya Gold Paint * also in Petrol, Violet & Blue http://amzn.to/2x1LWxD
Napkins (Link is just above napkin image) http://amzn.to/2wa3MA0
Napkin Decoupage Glue http://amzn.to/2xz5ACH
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/J7AEMEklkP8
Decoupage Using Rice Paper and Dye Inks
So we had a party a week ago. My brother was in from Florida, I invited the majority of our neighbors and we ordered some Italian Food from our favorite Italian place, Mama Flora’s. I had finished all of the shopping for everything else, and then I noticed it…. a complete mish-mash of wine glasses. Some that were gifted, some that had been with us since the beginning, some that we got along the way when we needed more. I hated to throw them away, they were perfectly fine. I knew I couldn’t make it to Goodwill for a few weeks and that’s when it hit me, I can make VOTIVES out of these!!! I got all excited. Over the summer I took a mixed media course and we used Dye inks for all of our projects. We used a lot more than that but as always, I tend to try to figure out ways to incorporate new things that I learn into decoupage. I already had this rice paper (Calligraphy paper) on hand – I purchased it originally for use in my copier. Uh, no. Maybe it was just my printer but it constantly jammed up inside the printer so that by the end of an hours worth of attempts all of the pets had hidden in different area’s of the house. I knew I would be able to work with the paper in the future though-so today’s video was all about the rice paper and Dye Inks.
Turning a Wine Glass into a Votive- Repurposing at it’s best.
Using the inks I was able to create some votives to help ease us into Autumn. Amber, Rust, Yellow, Orange and some burgundy all went into this weeks project. While I don’t like taking down my summer crafts, the shell wreaths, the floral pots with summer flowers, and the ocean themed projects …I did love adding these little beauties to those new empty spaces. I simply inked the papers, added stencils and a stamp and tore the paper into strips. I then decoupaged those papers onto the surface of the glass. Seriously, this was so satisfying.
Go on ahead and watch the video and in the meantime- don’t forget that while you’re shopping through my site, you can order anything you need from Amazon while you’re there. You don’t have to sign out and buy the unrelated items by signing back in. Don’t forget that Upcycle with Decoupage is on Facebook and when you hit “like” and “follow” you’ll be notified every week when I put a new video out!
Here’s what you’ll need: * Images are below the links
Rice Calligraphy paper http://amzn.to/2eJKKoJ
ink pad set (fall colors) * you can search other colors too http://amzn.to/2wJjQWs
12 pack ink pad Sorbet Scoops http://amzn.to/2wJcGkE
12 pack Dye Ink Pads Dew Drop http://amzn.to/2wIPHGu
Large Ink Pad * Angel Pink *other colors available http://amzn.to/2wJewSE
Round Ink Blending tool *w/ replacement sponges http://amzn.to/2wJol3a
E6000 Glue (with Precision tips) http://amzn.to/2wbwdIL
Heat Gun http://amzn.to/2eJA7SZ
Napkin Decoupage Glue http://amzn.to/2vME6ZZ
Fall Stencil (Stencil is 11 X 8 -though images are smaller http://amzn.to/2j5gGJ4
Rubber Stamp 3 x 3 x 1 Fall Tree http://amzn.to/2wJBOIb
Rubber Stamp 6 x 4 (best if working on Bottle) Mouse and Bird in tree http://amzn.to/2gNo0si
Rusty Patina *there is a 2.99 shipping fee with this http://amzn.to/2j4SneD
All Color Glitter assortment http://amzn.to/2j7Dckz
TRiple Thick Glaze Top Coat http://amzn.to/2wJCNbp
That’s the link that will take you to my store on Zazzle!
All good decoupage projects start with just the right paper, or image. You don’t have to love pink in order to do this project though. A birdhouse can be any color you want it to be.Let’s get our papers first then we can get the rest of our supplies.
Birds Need Homes especially in the Winter…
Would you like to keep this outside or indoors? You don’t have to add the lovely butterflies although truth be told, I could make butterflies this way all day. Using the coffee filters, the punch that I have and these Pearl Paints by Martha Stewart. Imagine making these glittery little butterflies and adding them to your Christmas tree….how about an Easter Basket?? Perfect for Springtime….but for now I want to be able to see Butterflies during the upcoming fall and winter months.
You may want to google birds in your area to see what types and sizes of homes they prefer. This little opening is perfect for the little wrens that like a small little nest. A Woodpecker would never seek out a home like this, they prefer to make their own homes. Right in the trees… Several other birds though do seek out cozy little abodes. Today’s project may be the perfect little home for a romantic minded little birdie.
Here’s the supply list and links for what you’ll need for this project. Don’t forget, you can do all of your Amazon shopping through my site!
Please note: Prices listed below may change/these prices were in effect as of August 23 2017/ Upcycledecoupage is not responsible for price changes made by sellers. 🙂
Wooden Birdhouse http://amzn.to/2w4lhhw
$10.99 (free shipping with Prime Membership
XL Teflon Craft Sheet/Matt http://amzn.to/2w4mZ2x
$19.99 & Free shipping
Martha Best Sellers metallic and Pearl paints http://amzn.to/2w4VNRk
$22.51 Free ship
Napkin Decoupage glue http://amzn.to/2w4L3SX
Glitter Assortment http://amzn.to/2vZleFH
Butterfly Punch http://amzn.to/2wooUBz
Look! It’s got 3 different punches! I use this all the time!
Flat back gems *assorted http://amzn.to/2g6hs7z
e 6000 w/ precision tips http://amzn.to/2w4AzTG
pop dots http://amzn.to/2irDhzd
Decoupage scissors http://amzn.to/2v6ReZn
Paper Glaze http://amzn.to/2v6wqBj
Liquid Pearls *7 http://amzn.to/2woCEwt
The Before The After