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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