Dirty Floral Decoupage Tutorial

Dirty Floral Decoupage TutorialHello! I’ve used this finish on a few pieces I’ve done over the past few years and I get a lot of requests for a decoupage tutorial so here it is.

Here are a few pictures of some of the pieces I’ve done it on:

Damsel in DistressPainted LadyWhat you will need:

  1. Tissue paper (I am always on the look out for different tissue paper designs. I have a hoard of it.)
  2. 1GEL a Decoupage, Transfer and Sealing Medium all in one.
  3. Brayer
  4. Soft cloth – I prefer a staining sponge
  5. 150 grit sandpaper
  6. 220 grit sandpaper
  7. Ancient Agings Aging Dust from Heirloom Traditions
  8. Vintiques Antiquing Gel from Heirloom Traditions
  9. Paintbrush
  10. Paint if you prefer to paint the finish before you apply the tissue paper. It’s strictly up to you. I used a coat of Vintiques Chalk Type Paint in the color Barkcloth and a coat of Posh Pink Chalk Type Paint by Heirloom Traditions for this demo. I do this finish on raw wood so the wood grain shows through and also on painted surfaces. It’s a matter of preference depending on what you’re working on.

Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveLet’s get started! First I applied a coat of Vintiques Chalk Type Paint in Barkcloth.

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Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveThird, I applied a generous coat of 1GEL.

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Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveI smoothed it out with a soft cloth and a brayer.

Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveI let it dry for about an hour and then I applied a coat of 1GEL on top to seal.

I let the top coat of 1GEL dry and then sanded the excess paper off of the edges with 150 grit sandpaper. I also use this little blue treasure craft distressing tool by Ingvild Bolme I bought from Prima Marketing a few years ago to distress the edges. I love it!

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Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveThen I added some Vintiques Antiquing Gel to give it some extra grunge.

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Below are some drawers I did for a piece with the tissue paper over raw wood.

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Thank you for your support and thanks so much for stopping by! -L

Thrift Store Folding Chair Makeover with 1GEL.

Hello friends!! I’ve been busy recently cleaning out my garage. It’s been much more of a chore than I expected and the Arizona heat doesn’t help.  When I get in a “get rid of it” mood, nothing is safe. I pulled this chair out (that I bought at a thrift store) and put it in the back of my SUV to take to Deseret Industries aka D.I. I pulled up to D.I. with a load of stuff and took another look at it and ended up bringing it back home.

I came home, blew past the garage mess, grabbed my 1GEL and headed to my paper hoard where I picked out some different designs. Leopard, Floral, Stripes and Polka Dots, cause why not?

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I painted the frame of the chair with one of my go to colors, Mint Julep Chalk Type Paint by Vintiques and then sealed with Vintiques Oxidized Patina Spray Wax. I love the depth the Oxidized Patina adds! To apply the Spray Wax, I shake the bottle really well and pour some out in a bowl then apply it with a brush.

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And then I attached the paper and sealed with 1GEL as shown in the video above.  That’s why they call it 1GEL, it’s a decoupage, sealer and transfer medium all in one. So easy and this chair is so much more fun than before! Click here for a video demonstration on how to use 1GEL.

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I waited for the top coat of 1GEL to dry and distressed the paper with 150 and 220 grit sandpaper then resealed.

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Here is the before and after picture:

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

My Favorite Color Combo Recipes

It can be difficult sometimes to visualize paint colors and finishing products together. In fact, it can be difficult to decide on a color alone. There are so many wonderful products out there to choose from. Sometimes, I throw caution to the wind, but most times I do a sample board. Today I thought I’d share some test boards I’ve done of my favorite color combinations from Heirloom Traditions and Vintiques Chalk Type Paint lines with links to the products. I hope you enjoy and possibly find some inspiration.

Color Recipes - Thee Velvet GloveBlack Bean with Snow White Aurora Staining GelHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Black Bean with Snow White Aurora Staining Gel.

Alexandrite with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Alexandrite with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Daredevil, Graceland Blue, TanyaLayered Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Daredevil, Graceland Blue and Tanya, then distressed.

Daredevil with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Daredevil with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Direct Green with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Direct Green with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Begonia with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Begonia with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Dearly Distressed with Oxydized Patina Spray WaxVintiques Chalk Type Paint in Dearly Distressed with Oxidized Patina Spray Wax.

Jadeite with Peacock Wax and Jet Black Spray WaxVintiques Chalk Type Paint in Jadeite with Heirloom Traditions Peacock and Jet Black Spray Wax.

Graceland Blue with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in my signature color, Graceland Blue with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Tanya with Copper Mine Aurora Staining GelHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Tanya with Copper Mine Aurora Staining Gel.

Sundance with Raspberry WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Sundance with Raspberry Soft Wax.

Sand with Muddy PondHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Sand with Muddy Pond Spray Wax.

Mandarin, Tanya with Sapphire Soft WaxHeirloom Traditions Mandarin, Tanya with Sapphire Soft Wax then distressed.

Posh Pink with Muddy PondHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Posh Pink, a signature color from White Lace Cottage and Muddy Pond Spray Wax.

Mocha with Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in the color Mocha with Jet Black Spray Wax.

Sail Away with Antiqued Brown Spray WaxVintiques in the color Sail Away with Antiqued Brown Spray Wax.

Mint Julep with Muddy Pond Spray WaxVintiques in the color Mint Julep with Muddy Pond Spray Wax.

Thunderous, Tarnished Silver, Jet Black Spray WaxHeirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint in Thunderous, Metallic Masters Tarnished Silver and Jet Black Spray Wax. You can achieve a very similar finish to the antiqued silver nightstand pictured below with the above product combination.

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Jadeite with Antiqued BrownVintiques in the color Jadeite with Antiqued Brown Spray Wax.

HTP Products Thee Velvet GloveColor CombosThe pictures below are additional pictures of the color combinations already listed.

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

 

 

 

Painting Plastic – 20 Minute Makeover featuring Heirloom Traditions Chalk Type Paint

Want a quick makeover? This is a plastic, thrift store frame. Yes, you can paint plastic with Heirloom Traditions Paint Products. It’s got tons of grooves and it’s a great size. It started out gold and was pretty as it was, but I wanted pink and I had the perfect pink on hand, Posh Pink by White Lace Cottage for Heirloom Traditions Paint. I made over this frame from start to finish in about 20 minutes. I used Vintiques Engine No. 9 Chalk Type Paint, Heirloom Traditions Posh Pink Chalk Type Paint and Muddy Pond Spray Wax. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day so I’m in full blown red and pink mode.

Thee Velvet Glove Before and AfterFirst, I brushed on some Engine No. 9 around the outside edges and corners of the frame. I did this because I knew I wanted a peek-a-boo color to come through after some light distressing. I let that dry, which being in Arizona doesn’t take much time. Then, I painted on Posh Pink Chalk Type Paint. This is a wonderfully sweet, perfect pink! After that I lightly distressed with 220 grit sandpaper.

Next, I poured some Muddy Pond Spray Wax onto a paper plate. I sprayed my brush with a little bit of water and dipped it into the Spray Wax, brushed it on and then wiped some away as shown in the video below. (I apologize for the video quality. That’s something I need to get better at.)

 

Muddy Pond is my favorite wax to bring out the detail and add some depth over pastels and whites. It’s my go to shade of wax.

And TaDa! All finished. Here are some more detailed pictures.

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Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you for stopping by! -L

 

 

 

My Favorite Piece

I think out of all the pieces of furniture I’ve painted over the years this is my favorite. The colors, the shape of the piece, the artwork, the setting and most of all the message makes me smile when I look at it. I have a lot of hours in this one and I find myself super attached to it for some reason. We hauled it out to Gold Canyon and I got some pictures I’m really pleased with. It was a blank slate. All white. You can see in the before and after photo below.

After lots and lots of searching I purchased two prints I found to put in the ovals on the headboard and footboard. I looked and looked and found the “Be Kind To Others” on a site called Oopsy Daisy then searched the internet for hours (no exaggeration) until I found the one for the footboard “Magic Horses” on Etsy, which I fell in love with. It was then I discovered they were by the same artist!  The extremely talented Katie Daisy. She is absolutely amazing!

I painted it with variety of colors. Bright, happy colors. I used Begonia, Mandarin, Synergy, Sundance, Daredevil and A La Mode Chalk Type Paints by Heirloom Traditions. I used 1GEL to attach and seal the prints. I used Aurora Staining Gel in Snow White to seal the paint. Squeal! LOVE that stuff!!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed working on it. It’s a twin size and is for sale in my Etsy Shop.

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Thank you for stopping by! -L

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Jessica Rabbit-esque ~ Hot Glam ~ Desk/Vanity & Mirror

The moment I saw this desk I thought “Jessica Rabbit”  Most likely, because of the curves.  So I set out to paint her along with a coordinating mirror the color of Miss Rabbit’s dress in an image I found.

Jessica Rabbit: You don’t know how hard it is being a woman looking the way I do.
Eddie Valiant: You don’t know how hard it is being a man looking at a woman looking the way you do.
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Porch Sittin’ Chairs.

My sister, Lisa and I used to spend the summers with my Mema and Papa in Red Lick, TeXaS.  After supper, Mema would always clean the kitchen and retire to the screened porch and plop down in the middle of her bright yellow and green floral, fringe canopied swing with the yellow and blue cushion where Lisa and I would squeeze in on either side of her. I can still hear her, “Mercy, Mercy Me, I’m full as a tick”.   We had the rhythm in us.  We could get it started and swing in perfect time together, none of that jerking that gives you “porch swing whiplash”. Papa, after working all day in his garden, would sit in a woven lawn chair to the left of us facing the screen door.  This was a loud screen door.  The kind that SLAMS SHUT.  We “swang” and the people would come piling in one by one, Harold and Arlene Hicks, Uncle Brad, Mr. Adrian Maynard (the Preacher), Sheriff and Mrs. Sabo etc. etc.  Papa would pull chairs from all over the house to accommodate everyone that came along.

I made these crazy chairs with that in mind.  They are fold-able and would have worked perfect for all their visitors.  Mema had three groups of friends.  The “porch sitters”, the “after supper walkers” and the “friend in need”.  The after supper walkers ended up at the homes of the porch sitters.  The “friend in need” was still there the next morning.  We snapped many a beans and shucked bushels of corn in that swing with the lingering smell of manure.  Some of my best childhood memories took place on Mema and Papa’s porch.  Lots of gossipin’ that my young ears loved to hear, just sayin.  Two of the 6 chairs have quotes from the mouths of Mema and Papa themselves.  I”m sure they weren’t the first people to say them but they were the first people I heard say them.  Papa – “There’s nothin’ like sittin back and talking to your cows.” and Mema – “Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits.”  There’s a chair for everybody that drops by from the Hard-Headed Woman, the Hillbilly and the God Fearing Man to the Resident Fast Lady 🙂

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DSCF6921aaa*Update 7/29/2016 – I found these pictures from those good ol’ corn shuckin’ days going through a box of Mema’s stuff and I felt I had to add them.<3 This is the good stuff, my friends, the stuff I cherish and will never forget. ❤

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Ira C. Pippin “Pip” (Papa) and Anna Gladys Pippin (Mema)

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Papa reading the paper in the kitchen before church.

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Mema wearing my hat 🙂 She turned 100 this past May.

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My Aunt Ruth and Papa, sticking out his tongue, in the garden.

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