Hello once again my crafty friends,
This is Ruchika from Caterpillar Designs with a new project that I am happy to showcase today. This time I decided to work on a cutlery stand using fuzzy cut elements from the ROSEATE – DECOPATCH papers by Bob n Betty.
When I started, I did not have a fixed image in my mind as to how the project would turn out. Instead I just let myself experiment with different textures and paints to see how the final outcome would be. And I must say I was quite happy with the end result.
- The first step is to choose the elements you would like to work with.
- Sand the cutlery holder well to make it smooth.
- The entire holder is then painted dark brown.
- Use 2 step crackle medium on top of the brown. You can use One Step Crackle Medium as well if you like.
- Once dried, paint the outside portions of the holder with white, off-white or beige color chalk paint as per requirement depending upon what type of look you want.
- To give it a shabby distressed look, sand the holder lightly until you get the desired look. Dry brush the edges and a give some strokes on the holder with dark brown or black paint so as to give a distressed look.
- Paste the fuzzy cut elements on to the holder at the desired areas.
- Use modpoge to seal the paper elements.
- With the help of paints and a thin paint brush give some shadow effects to the elements and area’s around them so that they blend into the background beautifully.
- Once you are happy with the desired result, varnish your product with any water-based varnish.
This holder can be used at the dining table as a cutlery holder or you can use it to store pens and other stationary items. No matter what or where you decide to use it, it will always look amazing and be functional.
I had fun using these fuzzy cut images and creating a unique background with crackle effect and distressed look. Do try them and don’t forget to share your work.