What’s not to love about Velvet Effect Paste? It is one of the best sellers on
www.decoupage.ie and no wonder.
It comes in a gorgeous range of colours.
It can create different effects depending on how you apply it.
And my personal favourite …….you can use it to add amazing raised stencils to your work. Have a look at this video made by the wonderful Anna Strzelecka that will show you exactly how
Video : Using Daily Art Velvet Effect Paste to create a raised image. .
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Welcome to another tutorial. I saw the idea to pierce a tin can with a nail and thought it would be fun to do with Decoupage. Like most ideas I try from Pinterest it was a partial success but hopefully it will inspire you to try it yourself!
1. Fill a tin can with water and put in the freezer until rock hard .
2. Draw a template and stick to the can – I used masking tape as stuck to the slightly wet surface.
3. Using the hammer and the nail, put holes along the edige of the shape . Try and stay even. NB Do not take a phonecall at this stage as the ice melt s very quickly! I did and then had to put the whole thing in a freezer bag, re filled and froze and then had to chip through a block of ice to get to the can- grrrr! But I will blame that for my slighly dodgy hammering.
4. Dry the tin and paint with metal paint or primer and normal paint. You should end up with something a little bit better than this 🙂
5. Now you are ready to decuopage . You need a flat brush, decoupage glue (available from http://www.decoupage.ie ) and a nice napkin ( also available from Decoupage.ie!) . If you don’t have specialist glue , use watered down pva glue. Mod Podge is not advised for napkins as is too thick.
6.Use the top layer of the napkin and gently tear around the motif . Smooth against the tin and gently and firmly using lots of glue , paint down the image.
7.When dry, you varnish with a water based varnish, I used Daily art matt varnish.
8. Dah Da- OK not a great photo but hopefuly you get the idea. If you omit the holes , you can use for a whole variety of purposes 🙂
This tutorial was prepared by Liz from
http://www.decoupage.ie. Decoupage.ie is the Irish Retailer of Daily Art products and a one stop shop for all things related to decoupage. Liz also runs classes in her home town of Bray and together with Anna , the founder of decoupage.ie, is available to run classes around the country. Get in touch for more information (email@example.com).
Daily Art Country Crackle is a one step crackle you use before decoupaging the item.
Paint your item with the colour you want to show underneath. I went for red.
Paint on a layer of crackle glaze . Keep a note of what direction you paint it on. I went horizontal with the crackle glaze. Let it dry completely (normally half an hour will do it)
Paint the top coat in the opposite direction as the crackle.
Watch the cracks magically appear!
Decoupage over the cracks as normal.
I hope you enjoyed that tutorial , just ask if you have any questions. All products are available from my online shop