Shabby Chic Christmas Cards by Preeti Datta

Hi friends !

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here, how’s it going? Hope you are having a pleasant day 🙂

With the winters and holiday season upon us, I thought of making something festive. I’d like to share two Shabby Chic Vintage Themed Christmas Cards today.

I used Bob N Betty’s gorgeous Decoupage papers from the Vintage Wheels Collection as the base, for the vintage look. For the floral elements & to add some color, I used papers from Bob n Betty’s stunning Woodies Collection. 

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1. Shabby Chic Wreath Card

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Here are some close-up photos:

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2. Shabby Chic Bauble Card

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Here are some close-up photos:

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Synopsis of the Process:

Both these cards are 4.5 by 8.5 inches in size. There are multiple layers in the cards, the main panels are made from Decoupage paper (Vintage Wheels Collection). I’ve added hand stitching to the borders, for a finished look & as a textural element. The edges of all the papers and mats were deckled and distressed for a worn out look. Elements used for layering & embellishment include lace, old book papers, torn pieces of scrapbook papers (Woodies Collection), twine, die cuts, wood embellishments, gems, net, gauze, pollens & buttons. Some of the elements were foam mounted to get a 3-d look and white gesso was dry brushed on some of the elements like the pollens to get a more shabby look. In the end, white splatter was created with white acrylic paint, to imitate the look of snow and a few pearls were added using perfect pearls.

Bob N Betty Supplies Used:

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That’s all for today. Hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures 🙂

Remember you can always purchase all the beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sale Buddies and don’t forget to share your gorgeous creations on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies.

Thanks for your precious time.
Have a great weekend!
Happy Crafting and Stay Blessed.

Preeti D.

Preeti-Dutt

 

 

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MIXED MEDIA STEAMPUNK CANVAS BY TANYA CLOETE

Hello  Buddies,

Tanya here with a Mixed Media Canvas using the beautiful Decoupage Specialty Papers and Premium Textured Chipboard by Bob n Betty. I’ve decided to go with a Steampunk theme. Here are the basic steps to follow:

Tutorial:

  1. Cut the textured chipboard to make an 8×8 size canvas.
  2. Cut the decoupage papers to fit the 8×8 canvas/chipboard. Apply with clear gesso and give another coat of clear gesso on top. Leave to dry.
  3. Randomly stamp some brick images on the canvas and then add crackle texture paste using a stencil.
  4. Randomly spray some gold mists on the canvas and leave to dry.
  5. Randomly add some rub on elements.
  6. Add the metal corners.
  7. Paint the various chipboard elements with black gesso, build your composition and adhere with gloss gel. Leave to dry.
  8. Start applying some different colour waxes to the chipboard composition.
  9. Emboss the chipboard piece (DOCUMENTED) with Ranger Embossing Powder.
  10. Arrange the rest of your embellishments (metal, sequins, string) as per the picture or as you like.
  11. All done!

Here are some close ups…

Hope you like this as much as I enjoyed making it!

Happy Papercrafting!
Tanya Cloete

Art Journaling with Decoupage Papers (Photo Tutorial) by Preeti Datta

Hi Folks!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) here. Hope you’ve had a pleasant week so far. I thought I’ll share a couple of Art Journal Pages with you today :). I’ve used Bob n Betty’s gorgeous Decoupage papers here. There are so many stunning designs and you can choose to buy them as a whole collection or even in individual sets, which is pretty cool. The papers are slightly textured, which makes them great to work with and they can be used in different ways.

For the uninitiated, Art Journaling is a wonderful way to artistically express oneself without the limitation of style/form/medium. You don’t need to worry about perfection or errors. Essentially you can do whatever you like in your journal, so for example, you could paint, draw, write, do watercoloring, add 3-d elements to it, keep it flat, make it a junk-journal of collected ephemera and lil’ treasures from trips, add texture, use snippets of pattern papers etc… Its your little art book where you can experiment freely. To start, you can purchase a blank Art Journal, there are many available in craft stores or else use an old book or even journal on separate papers and bind them together later to make your own journal. The basic idea here is to create something for yourself, something that gives you joy. If you are totally new to art journaling, 2 great sources of inspiration are Marta Lapkowska and Vicky Papaioannou.

Let’s get started.

1. Art Journal Page : Just be Happy

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Used Bob n Betty’s Gorgeous Decoupage Paper from the Glam Craft Collection 

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2. Art Journal Page: Grateful

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Used Bob n Betty’s beautiful Decoupage Paper from the Peacock Collection

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That’s all for today.

Remember you can always purchase all the beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sale Buddies and don’t forget to share your gorgeous creations on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies.

Thanks for your precious time.
Have a great week!
Happy Crafting and Stay Blessed.

Preeti D.

Preeti-Dutt

Faux slatted/pallet tissue box Designed by Tanvi Shah

Hello everyone,
Tanvi here

Hope you all are having a wonderful crafty time.

For my post today I am sharing a decoupage tissue box in which I have created a slatted/pallet look with the latest Decoupage Specialty release by Bob n Betty “Imperial”

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These are the supplies from Bob N Betty we need for the project – chipboards, decoupage papers & leather paper.

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Measure the sides of the tissue box. Trim the chipboard & decoupage papers 1 1/2″ wide.

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The tissue box was painted with black acrylic paint. For the top I have used leather paper to coordinate my choice of red & black decoupage papers.  Decoupage the paper on all the chipboard pieces with mod podge.  Glue them on the sides of the box with mod podge. Remember to use a thick layer of mod podge since these are chipboard pieces. Once you cover all the sides seal the pieces with mod podge & varnish.

Here are some more close ups –

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Love the beautiful slatted/pallet look on the box & the classic leather top! Do you?

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Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy crafting.

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 🙂

Desk Organizers decoupaged by Tanya Cloete

Hello Scrappy Friends,

Tanya here with a Stationery Desk oganizers using the stunning Soo Shabby decoupage paper collection by Bob n Betty..!

I’m quite new to decoupage but trust me it was so simple to achieve this beauty with these decoupage specialty papers and I thoroughly enjoyed making this project.
This collection is beyond stunning and has all my favourites’ clocks and flowers, a perfect combination!
So I decided to make a set of boxes for my desk in my craft room for all my scrapbooking tools, scissors, rulers, adhesives and ink pads etc.

I painted each of the boxes with white acrylic paint. I then cut the sheets from the collection to fit each box and decoupaged all using mod podge.

Hope you like this as much as I enjoyed making it!

Happy Scrapping!
Tanya

An Old Typewriter, Upcycled by Roshni Gupta with Decoupage Specialty Papers

Hello everyone ,

Roshni here with an awesome project to share with you all. When I think of decoupage I look for the old and ignored objects lying at my home to give them a new life completely. So I had this typewriter at home, that I planned to decoupage and turn it into a beautiful piece of art.

For this project I have used Bob n Betty’s “Vintage Wheels” decoupage specialty papers, and they have gone sooo well with the theme. These papers are quite easy to work with as they are so thin yet sturdy that makes it easy to fold them in almost any shape, hence the risk of damaging your project is almost zero…..they are a must buy for newbies.

For my project, I first decided which paper I wanted to use on which part of the typewriter and then I traced that part and cut the paper accordingly. Once the cutting was done I simply started applying mod podge and sticking the paper alongside. Once the glue dried, I filed the edges using sand paper and applied a coat of vanish over it.

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There comes the most interesting stage….I embellished it with flowers , micro beads, mica flakes etc. .. and my completely new yet vintage typewriter was ready … it not only looks good but is completely functional too 🙂

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Though it was difficult to fit the typewriter in the frame I have tried my best and have filmed this video showing the transformation. I hope you all like it….

Love
Roshni

 

Decoupage Trays by Jaanhvi Hinduja

Bonjour Buddies!

Winters have almost set in and isn’t the cold weather crept up on us and it feels like we’ve had to dust off jumpers and jackets overnight? Fortunately there are plenty of things you can do to get your home ready for a cozy Winter – and I’m here with some gorgeous shabby chic style home accessories, that will help you beat off the cold, dreary months in style.

Winter mornings call for something relaxed. Perhaps in bed before the day warms up. What can be better than hot coffee or tea served in a warm shabby chic tray?

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So let’s get started to create some old cottage style accents, which are trending in a big way this season!
‌Bob n betty’s Soo Shabby and Coral Cluster range of papers are perfect to achieve the country style, soft pastel floral decor.  I began with choosing the prints of my choice and then painting the trays with a base colour. This is the colour that you want the cracks and the worn out parts to show through. After the base coat dried completely, i applied the clear crackle medium unevenly around the edges. This coat again needs to dry for about 30 minutes. Next, I chose the final colour and painted the whole tray with it and left it to dry over night. As the paint dries, the crack appears. Then, I sanded off edges and to give it a rustic, worn out look. Finally, decoupaged the base,

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did some shabby script stenciling and sealed the tray with varnish. Further, I rolled some jute twine around the grips to complete the rustic look.

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‌So, how did you like it? Try it out with patience and do share your projects with all of us!

‌Till then,
‌Happy winters!

Decoupage on Seashell by Roshni Gupta

Hello Friends,

This is Roshni with a new project made with the Soo Shabby Decoupage Specialty Paper series from Bob n Betty. This time I’ve tried my hands on beautifying a seashell.

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Well, who doesn’t love seashells, all of us love to collect them…isn’t it?

So here I am with a tutorial on how to do decoupage on a seashell. I must say this is the best way to give a new life to the seashells you must be hoarding since ages 🙂

Do watch the video and share your opinion.

Thanks
Roshni

3D Decoupage Wall Clock made with Blazing Bunches Paper Pack, by Anita Kejriwal

Hello Friends,

Anita here with another project made with Bob n Betty’s “Blazing Bunches” paper collection.

This time I have created with Wall Clock, using this mesmerizing collection. Memories become a treasure with Time. Time has wonderful ways of showing us what really matters and the memories that we cherish become priceless with time. So here I am with this beautiful project using the 3D decoupage technique on a Wall Time Piece. I have layers of flowers fussy cut from the paper pack itself, with wood graining in the centre to highlight the beauty of the flowers that are strewn throughout the paper collection.

Here are some close pictures of the Time Piece.

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Hope you all loved this creation.

Do leave your comments. I love hearing from you. Thank you.

Anita