Saturday, 13 January 2018

Mom & Baby - A decoupage attempt.

Fellow Crafters,

Happy New Year !

This has been my longest break since I started crafting way back in 2014. Had just 3 of my posts going live in 2017. Have been away from it owing to professional obligations which demands long days. Hoping that I would be able to balance it out this year.

Here I am back in the crafty world attempting one thing that I love the most - Decoupage.

The choice of substrate is a glass bottle from "Frozen Bottle" - I was more keen on the bottle than the content inside.

To start of with the bottle was washed and the labels removed. Applied two coats of gesso with sufficient drying time to prime my substrate. This priming is necessary since it helps out the paint to grip the surface of the otherwise smooth glass bottle.

Then came the choice of colours - I chose blue - Blue is the colour of nature. I applied blue acrylic paint on to the bottle. Applied a single coat of the paint since there were more layers of different paint to get on to it.

Used decoupage glue to paste the picture of the mom and child on to the bottle.

Then came the most interesting part - getting the image to life by adding more colors around. Carefully sponged multiple colours - brown, blue, yellow and white till I was satisfied with the outcome and the image merged in.

Finally the sealant - gave a double coat of Varnish to make sure that the colours don't get off and the final outcome is below.

Materials used.

  1. Pebeo Studio Acrylic Gesso
  2. Camel Artists' Acrylic color - Blue, Yellow, White, Brown
  3. Arfina Artists' Picture Varnish


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