Tuesday 5 September 2017

Decoupage Alters - Peacock in a starry night

Hello friends!
Hope you are having a great day! It is Teacher's day today and I wish all the teachers out there a very happy teachers' day.

I still wish I can go back to school or college and life the simple life with only studies to worry about! Sigh! Gone are those days!!

Coming back here!, today I ought to be sharing some cards for my teachers (which I will post soon) but I am sharing a decoupage upcycle project that I recently did.

I had this amazing papers from Bob and Betty and the designs were just exquisite that I refused using them up for a long time. But then the perfect opportunity came along and I found the perfect object to alter. It was a glass bottle with a  flip stopper cap. Here is how it looks altered from a plain glass bottle version...

Steps to achieve this effect:

  • Sand your bottle down with fine grit sand paper so that the Gesso/primer adheres better.
  • Apply several coats of white acrylic paint/spray paint/gesso to give a base coat. I had good coverage with Gesso. 
  • Next, apply the design you want with a Decoupage Glue. Here I have used ModPodge to adhere the peacock design onto the bottle. 
  • Once adhered, make sure there are no air bubbles between the paper and object and give a couple of coats of ModPodge on top of the paper. 
  • Paint the rest of the bottle with desired colors. I have gone for a night sky effect with blues and black hues with a starry effect. 
  • For added interest, you can add some stamping as well. I have used kaiser-craft script stamp to give a slightly vintage effect.

Let me know what you feel fellas!

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  1. Oh my this is just absolutely amazing work. I love it. Well done, looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful repurposed item project, and how you made it, with us at Love To Craft.

  3. Oh wow, Fabulous creation, love every detail of it! I love bottles and vintage, perfect! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Craft! Hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Love To Craft
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful words Sheery!!!

  4. This is fabulous Uma!!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Anila DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

  5. Gorgeous work! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Victoria DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

  6. Wow what a beautiful creation! Love how you up-cycled this pretty bottle! Such a gorgeous image and the colors are so pretty! Thanks for joining us on the Path of Positivity!


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