Showing posts with label pintura. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pintura. Show all posts

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Personalized tray






Hi all,

Today I propose you an easy work which is rather quick to make: a personalized tray, to serve coffee, tea or whatever you like.

What you need:
- a raw wood tray
- paper for scrapbooking or decoupage
- Mod Podge, or glue for decoupage + varnish.
- acrylic paint.
- a pair of paintbrushes.

Instructions:
Once you know which paper you are going to use, choose an acrylic color that matches well with the colors of the paper. Paint the tray with the chosen color. If you choose a dark paper (like mine, for example), you can avoid to paint the base of the tray, but, at least, paint 1cm on each side, so that when you put the paper into place you don't leave any "raw wood" spot. Let dry.

In the meanwhile, measure the base of the tray and cut the paper.


When the paint has dried, with a sufficiently large paintbrush paint a layer of Mod Podge (or decoupage glue) on the base and put the paper into place. Smooth the paper with your fingers, till no air bubble is left. Let dry for 20 minutes.


Finally, paint a pair of layers of Mod Podge or varnish on the whole surface of the tray.

That's all!


Monday, August 27, 2012

A fabric and cotton aquarium

Holidays are over... well, looking at the positive side, it's time to dedicate some time to crafts!

Still, before starting with some new work, I'd like to bring this page up to date. So, to share some ideas, I'd like to show you a mobile that was very successful at home:


To make it, I painted a branch with a mixture of enamel and a little water, and, while it was drying (it takes a lot of time...), I drafted fishes of different shapes and sizes. At last, I came up with the shape I liked, and made five of it with  fabric body and felt eyes and fins. I made them a little fat with my beloved IKEA pillow filling, and finally I hung them to the coral-branch with some fishing thread.

That was really easy and, aside from the time it took the branch to dry, it was also very quick to make!

Here are more photos of it. If you liked the shape of my fishes, you can  download them clicking here.

Ciao!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Decorated boxes

Talking more about the year 2010… I just found these pictures of some wooden boxes that I decorated with paint, felt and/or decoupage. Here are the pictures and the ideas! I hope you will like it and find them useful.

I am also providing you the patterns for the ladybirds, the bees and the leaves: click here to download it; for the roses, it is sufficient to cut a felt disc of approx 8-10 cm (depending on how big you want the flowers to be) and then cut it as a somewhat irregular spiral. When you reach the end of the spiral, you'll have a small disc that will be the base of the flower. Roll it, glue it to the base, and you're done. Here is a link that explains the technique more in detail: http://www.danielleburkleo.com/2010/10/diy-yarn-wreath-with-felt-flowers.html




For this flower, you have to cut 5 petals, put them together, sew the end of one of them (in the pattern you can see the small dots where you have to sew) and, with the same thread, sew the other petals until you get the complete flower. In the center, you can glue a small pearl, if you like ;)