Decoupage Trays using the Imperial Collection by Tanvi Shah

Hello Friends!

This is Tanvi wishing you all a very HAPPY DASSEHRA on behalf of Team Bob N Betty. I am super excited with the new release – festive & trendy, the IMPERIAL collection. This release has 8 designs to compliment the festive season. For my post today I used these 2 designs  of my favorites from this set. You can shop for the entire collection from any of our Sales Buddies.

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First I have a set of simple tealight holders. The design is so apt for the season & the colors perfectly coordinated!

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Next I share a set of trays with a faux tile effect & a glass finish.

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Let me take you through the steps to get this faux glass look.

Select the papers of choice.

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Sand, prime & paint the entire tray. In this tray the black color will end up being the “grout” color.

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Let dry.

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Next measure the inside of the tray. Since mine is a square tray I decided to trim the paper into 9 pieces to make faux tiles. Trim the pieces smaller than the inside of the tray to create “grout lines”

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Now we are ready to start tiling!

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While tiling I glued the left hand piece with modpodge first, followed by the right hand side & finally the middle piece was set in place, to ensure all tiles were equidistant.

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Similarly I prepared the second tray.

Seal the surface with 2-3 coats of mod podge.

Next lets prepare the faux glass surface for which I have used resin. The resin comes in two parts that have to mixed in equal proportions & poured. When dry we get a high gloss almost glass like look. This also makes the decoupage surfaces resistant to heat & water.

Weigh equal amounts of Part A & Part B of the resin. One is the resin & the other the hardener.

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Stir & mix very thoroughly for a few minutes.

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Then pour it in the tray , using a skewer to move the liquid to the corners.

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Remove all the air bubbles that appear by blowing through a straw. Keep the trays on a flat surface. The resin is self leveling & you will get a smooth even layer. After 10 minutes look out for air bubbles & if any blow over them to remove.

Let the trays dry for 24h, once dry the surface will be smooth & shiny like glass!

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Aren’t these beautiful!

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Seal the painted sides & bottom of the trays with several coats of varnish. Sand between layers to get a smooth finish.

Some useful tips while using the resin –

  • Read the instructions that come in the resin kit.
  • Seal the decoupage surface with a few layers of mod podge.  If there are any bubbles or cracks, the resin will leak under the paper.
  • Make sure to mix enough resin for your project.
  • Leave the resin to set overnight on a flat surface, leave it undisturbed. If required cover it, you do not want dust particles settling on the resin.

Please share your creations with this release in our facebook group – Bob N Betty Buddies

Thank you for visiting  & hope you enjoyed being with me today!

Happy Crafting!

 

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Photo Folio & Travel Pouch using Morning Glory Decoupage Papers

Hello Everyone…

Welcome to Bob n Betty Blog and this is my first post here so I am very excited about it. Today I will be working with new release “Morning Glory” Decoupage specialty papers. And you know the best part with Bob n Betty Decoupage papers are that you don’t need to be into Decoupage Technique to use these papers…Yes!!

Trust me what I am saying…

If you are into Scrapbooking, you can use it.If you are into Mixed media, feel free to use these Morning Glory collection as they have some beautiful splashes of colors on it…So you don’t need to be a Decoupage expert and that’s what i am going to show you how..

I have used these papers as normal pattern papers. Now I know you must be having lot of questions like.. gsm, quality and whether they can be used without mod podge or not!!

So let me tell you that these papers are quite sturdy and you can freely use it for making album covers. The quality is awesome and you need to buy and actually hold in your hand to understand. I won’t say it will be just like the pattern papers as pattern papers are generally 160-180 gsms. These decoupage papers are of 100 gsm but unlike decoupage napkins they are very fine in quality.

Now coming to what glue you need …So if you are using it in your scrapbooks cards etc, feel free to use tacky tape or Aleene’s tacky glue. i have used Tacky tapes in my projects for perfect finishing.

Now let’s see what I have created,

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These are some very simple and quick projects which you can make using these speciality papers.

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I have used the above two designs for making this Travel pouch. You can use it for keeping your passport, travel tickets, passport photographs etc.

It is so easy and quick to make.

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See how beautifully you can use these decoupage papers and make some really quick and easy albums, photo folios, cards etc.

You can buy these papers from our Sale Buddies

Please do share your comments and If you have any query then feel free to ask.

Signing off..

Have a crafty day..

Hugs!

Sampada

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A Letter Holder by Tanvi Shah

Hello, this is Tanvi here with my first post this term.

Have you seen the new range of decoupage papers? Morning Glory & Knighthood? There are colors & designs for almost all moods…….be it vintage or shabby, browns or blues, brights or pastels!

I particularly loved this set from the Morning Glory collection, bright & yet pleasant soothing colors & the water color like texture lends it such a rich artistic look!

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Here is the letter holder I made –

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Some close ups –

Look at the gorgeous blend of paints here to match the paper! I am in love with this combination & am sure to use them in some more projects!

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The design has so many layers, colors & textures that I chose to leave this letter holder rather simple.

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Tanvi 🙂

Mixed Media Cards (Photo Tutorial) by Preeti Datta

Hi Friends!

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here, hope you are having a pleasant week 🙂

This is my first post on the Bob n Betty blog as their Design Team Member. I’d like to share a couple of Mixed Media Cards with you today.  I’ve done a picture tutorial for both these cards, which are fairly simple.

You would be happy to know that Bob n Betty has introduced a new product to their range of supplies and that is Faux Leather. The idea behind these cards was to show how using even small bits and snippets of Bob n Betty’s Faux Leather, one can easily embellish projects. This faux leather has a beautiful texture on its surface and rubbing a bit of colored waxes brings out the lovely texture. It can be easily die cut using any of our thin cut dies. It is a very versatile product with which one can do a lot including creating album/journal covers, making one’s own embellishments, tassels, background texture for mixed media etc. Hence, it is a must-have in one’s craft stash as something that will add a bit of novelty and class to one’s projects.

Let’s get started.

Mixed Media Card 1: (Masculine)

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Here are a few close-up photos:

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Process- 

1. The main card panel is a text design paper from the Bob n Betty “Optima” Paper Pack, this was cut to a little less than the 6 by 6 white card base, distressed on the edges for a worn out look and then inked with black soot distress ink.

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2. White gesso was applied to some parts of the text paper to push the text into the background.

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3. Then color was added with zig markers and an aqua brush.

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4. A couple of panels of faux leather were die cut using a stitched rectangle die and then torn from one side to give a distressed look. To bring out the gorgeous texture in the faux leather, a little inka gold was lightly rubbed on the surface of the leather.

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5. Some gears and cogs were die cut in black, the faux leather panels were adhered to the card using foam tape. Some thread was added in between for more texture and interest.

6. All the coordinating elements including a vintage photo, die cuts, wire chipboard, charms and twine were added to the card in such a way, so as to create a balance to the design. The idea was to create dimension and layers in a way that looked pleasing to the eye.

7. In the end, some white splatter was created with watered down white gesso.

Mixed Media Card 2: (Feminine)

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Here are a few close-up photos of the card:

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Process-

1. 2 coordinating papers from Bob N Betty Paper Packs were chosen. The main panel is from the “Feel Like a Butterfly” paper pack and the mat is from the “No One But You” paper pack. Both these were cut and distressed at the edges and then darkened with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. The panel was adhered to the mat with foam tape for added dimension.

2. Flowers were die cut using the Cheery Lynn Designs- Tea Rose Medium Die and a text paper from the “No One But You” paper pack. The petals were lightly colored with distress oxide ink, curled slightly and stuck together. A pearl was added to the center.

3. Gina Marie Designs Butterfly XL die was used to die cut the faux leather butterfly.

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4. The title was fussy cut from the “No One But You” Paper Pack, distressed and inked on the edges.

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5. Stamping was done in the background using a text stamp and distress oxide.

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6. Some torn up gauze was adhered to the card base for texture and interest. The title was then adhered on top of the gauze using foam tape. A pearl lace was attached under the title in keeping with the feminine theme.

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7. To add more color, water coloring was done with a black zig marker and pink distress oxide. Then stamping was done in the background using archival Ink.

8. Twine was added under the butterfly and flowers. To bring the whole design together, black and white splatter was created with inks.

That is all for today.

Please do share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Remember you can always purchase all the Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sale Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time 🙂

Stay Blessed!

Preeti D. 

Preeti-Dutt

 

 

 

 

 

Reverse Decoupage Tutorial by Jaanhvi Hinduja

Hello everyone, 
Do you love cakes,  muffins, pizzas,  coffee…? What a question! Who doesn’t! Rains entice your cravings further for sweet indulgences.  So,  on a lovely rainy day I have a new inspiration to help you make some great usable and quirky stuff for your homes and for your friends :)… And for this,  Bob n Betty’s ‘Foodie Samba’  has to be the perfect choice. This is the first collection released in A3 size to cater to the needs of decoupaging larger size objects. The prints are fun with soft pastel backgrounds with tempting prints. These are just so great for projects related to parties, tableware and kids!
So, let’s get started. I’ve used the reverse decoupage technique to make lovely coasters and a lap pad.
1.  I got clear acrylic cut into sizes 4″/4″ and 16 /11″.
2. Next, I cut the paper as per the size and script  stamped randomly. This is however, optional. 
3. Then I inked the edges of the cut paper to cover the whites. 
4. Next,  I applied modpodge matte on the acrylic evenly.  Tip: apply little quantities with a soft flat brush evenly. Thick coat will create bubbles and show a shiny layer between the acrylic and paper on drying up. 
5. Stick the printed side face down on the acrylic. Press gently from the centre towards the edges.  
6. Leave it for 10 mints to dry then coat the paper with modpodge. Varnish after mod podge dries completely. 
7. I’ve repeated the same steps on the larger acrylic piece for the lap pad. 
8. For the lap pad base I’ve cut 3″ foam (15″/10″) and covered it neatly with a nice fabric of my choice. 
9. Finally, i stuck the the foam on the reverse side using synthetic rubber glue (available in hardware shops). 
Check out the pictures for further clarity. 
This is such a fun technique and the projects look absolutely factory made! Do try and share your projects with us. 
Love, 
Jaanhvi 
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