Hi friends Thank you so much for the supportive comments about my blog tutorial post being copied.....it was such a depressing incident but I think I have to jump right back into sharing and not let a handful of unsavory people affect me as there are so many wonderful people who drop in on my blog ,who take time to write encouraging comments and who mail me thanking me for the crafty tutorials.
This is a decoupaged Stationary Set with handmade roses
My regular readers know that I love to make my own flowers and believe me roses are the toughest handmade flowers to make! Recently I experimented at simplifying rose flower making and could make these paper roses!
Here is the link to making your own handmade roses: Easy Paper Rose tutorial
! And sharing a few tips on how to decoupage plastic material.
If you are familiar with decoupage techniques
you will know plastic is the most difficult surface to "mod podge" as it is so smooth and slippery ! If you want to know about Mod podge
and all the little tricks and secrets on how to use it to decoupage
read this post : Mod Podge Tips
|Decoupage on plastic|
This was the plastic pen-stand I altered by decoupaging.
Materials Required to Mod Podge Plastic
- Decoupage glue : Mod Podge Matte - I prefer Mod podge to watered down Fevicol[PVA glue] as it has the perfect consistency and stickiness property!
- Tissue paper or Pattern Paper
- Foam Brush or a plain brush - read more about brushes for decoupage here : Mod Podge Tips
- Lots of Patience!
If you are a beginner at decoupaging the best starter project is a wooden object and MDF is the ideal material to Mod Podge! Attempt plastic only after you have got a hang of decoupaging techniques.The reason why plastic is difficult to decoupage is because its surface is non porous and your paper can keep sliding off!
Tricks to Decoupage Plastic
- Sandpaper it : To help decoupage an extremely smooth plastic surface you can actually sand it with sandpaper to roughen it up a bit.I didn't have to do it in this project as my pen-stand was not too smooth .
|How to decoupage plastic|
- Mod podge smaller bits at a time to avoid wrinkly decoupaged surfaces! Here I have cut my decoupage paper to size to line the inner and outer surfaces of the plastic pen-stand.Mod Podge curves by using small bits of paper
|Decoupage tutorial |
- Be very very patient - give enough time for your paper to stick to the base-coat of Mod podge before applying your top coat or your paper will just lift up and make you frustrated!
| Decoupaged Pen-stand|
A little bit of my plastic does show through but I think it adds to the charm of the final decoupaged object in this case!
This was how my paper holder looked before I altered it ...the saying was cool but I think I prefer roses to "ear-less tribal head" any day...what do you say?Oh forgot to tell you...I also made the pearl swirl leaf on my paper rose
For more inspiration on Mod Podge be sure to visit my friend Khadija [ whom I have also featured on this blog in this Guest Post
] ...her whole website is a treasure trove of Mod Podge projects
Also do tell me how you like my altered Stationary set
Supplies : Mod Podge, DCWV Decoupage Paper [Itsy Bitsy], Dies : Spellbinders Rose creations, Heartfelt creations leaf, Marianne leaf. Stamps : Heatfelt creations leaf. Inks : Distress Ink peeled paint , worn lipstick, Ranger Archival Ink Coffee