Monday, June 3, 2013

Silverware Decoupage Project

My first blog posting...ack!

We had July weather here in Northern Virginia and Brood 2 cicadas are everywhere; perfect reason to stay indoors and try to get creative.

About a month ago, I was in Wegmans and saw a bunch of these veggie crates that were going to be thrown away. So, I started taking one apart; decided to use one of the sides.


I selected a spoon/fork/knife graphic from The Graphics Fairy. This is a fantastic site that I discovered searching through Pinterest.

I cut out the spoon and tried the "citra-solv" method:


epic fail:





so, maybe a sharpie would help?  Nope.



Mod Podge?




Yes!


 Now all 3:


 After the Mod Podge dried, I painted with watered down silver paint to the "silverware":


I then applied Annie Sloan clear wax to the slats/decoupage. Then darkened with Annie Sloan dark wax; then a final layer of clear wax.

Et voila!



I like it vertical; but it looks great horizontal, too. :-)




13 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great project, thanks for the how-to. Can't wait to see what you do next. I love the Graphic Fairy!!!

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  2. Its Epic! i love that word! It looks 3D...thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Thank you! I was hoping that silverware would look realistic.

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  3. This is a great project - I love the transformation to the crate with all your wax layers. I like things more rustic; re-purposing at it's best... I can't wait to pin this!

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  4. Love this project!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one that has trouble transferring with CitroSolv. Love the addition of silver.

    Visiting from The Graphics Fairy.

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    1. The silver paint was an after-thought; I like the look, too.

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  5. Very well done~ Very creative! I was referred here by Karen at The Graphics Fairy, too!

    Mary in Oregon

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    1. Thank you! Karen's site is a treasure trove.

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  6. hey, this is just great! I do a bit of this, using Mod Podge,but sometimes It´s hard to get all the paper off, especially when you put it on sth already painted.....Do you have any idea how to solve that problem for me?

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    1. I decoupaged the images directly onto the wood, didn't peel off the paper. Added a second coat of Mod Podge, then the silver paint. Sorry I wasn't more specfic, will make a note of that on my blog.

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  7. You could try transfer gel made my Artistic Enhancements. That works pretty good. It has to be photocopied on a laser printer. I always ask to make it quite dark. It worked for me!

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  8. Thank you! I will try it. Always looking different techniques/products.

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