A Mini Album made with Decoupage Specialty Papers, by Niharika Gupta

Hi Creative friends…
Welcome to the Bob n Betty Blog. I am here with my new project today, and I hope it will inspire you to think a little out of the box.
How many of you loved the new Decoupage papers release this month by Bob n Betty..? Aren’t they all beautiful? But do you think they are not for you because you are not a decoupage person?? Let me confess, this post will change your mind.

If we always try to be ordinary, we will never know how amazing we could be… right, so why not try something new this time…
Let me first start with a little info…What is Decoupage?
The literal meaning of Decoupage is the art or craft of decorating objects with paper cut-outs.  So, it is not that Decoupage specialty papers, are only for MDF or wooden projects or its not true that it can be only pasted on hard boxes using brushes, mod podge, varnish, sealant etc.

Trust me, with Bob n Betty’s decoupage papers…you can do much more. You can make your scrapbooks with them, yes…you got that right. I have used my favorite design from the new release “Morning Glory” Decoupage specialty papers in this Accordion Mini Album. In fact, i have used only one set (2 a4 papers) to create this album that is suffice to hold at least 10 photographs, can you imagine 2 papers and one album..? Well follow the post to experience it yourself…..

So, Before we proceed towards the pictures, I would like to share my joy of debuting a new product by Bob n Betty in this project. Its a must have for all scrapbookers…I actually jumped with joy to find these in my DT kit this time…these are the prettiest chipboard sheets. They look absolutely adorable in their texture and beautiful white shade. They are going to be available in stores very soon.

These Chipboard sheets are 1200 gsm, perfect for making your scrapbook covers. In this mini album, I decided not to cover it but to use it as it is so that the beautiful texture is visible too…

Now, without much ado, let me take you to the pictures…On the cover, I have fussy cut the hand painted flower pattern and leaves on the decoupage sheet, and arranged them on a corrugated sheet above the chipboard…Inside pages are kept simple to stick pictures.

Do leave in some comments to tell me how you liked this mini album. Will love to hear from you all…  Many more inspirations coming soon your way… Thank you so much for stopping by…

Love,
Niharika

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A Beach Theme Box designed by Jaanhvi Hinduja

Hello everyone!
Its so pleasing to see the little craft community blooming with budding artists and great newer craft supplies being made available to us by so many like-minded suppliers. I am personally thrilled to have the new decoupage specialty papers released by Bob n Betty in a masculine theme – ‘Knighthood’. These papers have lovely rustic backgrounds and very macho elements, which make them perfect for projects related to men gifting and decor. However, I have a personal inclination towards articles, ideas or themes which can be used with versatility. And.. Here I go..with my take on one of the most beautiful designs from this collection which is rather nautical.
With destinations parties and weddings having theme based decor,  attire and gifting, getting popular nowadays, I decided to make an invitation cum favour box in a rustic beach theme.
I chose a wooden box with a curved lid as the base of the project to make it look like a treasure chest. Next, I removed all hardware of the box and lightly sanded and cleaned it nicely.  For the base, i gave two coats of dark brown chalk paint. After it dried completely, i applied petroleum jelly on the edges. Then, I mixed blue and green chalk paint to get a tealish blue shade and gave a nice two coats. Its important that each coat dries completely before the second coat is applied. Next, I took a fine grit sand paper and lightly sanded the edges of the box. This gave me a very distressed look – perfectly what I wanted. I repeated the process for the inside lid too. The outer lid of the box has been decoupaged. As the lid was curved i moistened the paper slightly before sticking it, to get it to fold easily and creaselessly.
Finally, i distressed the box further with antiquing wax to give it an old worn out look.  The box has been further decorated with some sea shells and a rustic anchor to give it some interest.
Do leave your comments about how you liked the project or if you need any other related tip 🙂
Have a beachy day ahead:)
Love
Jaanhvi
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