Decoupage Organiser by Riddhi Jani, featuring Meadows Paper Collection

Hello everyone,

This is Riddhi and I’m here to share my new project made for Bob n Betty. I’m not a decoupage artist but wanted to try my hands on this beautiful art….so I made this MDF Organizer with Bob n Betty’s Meadows paper collection. And I must admit that I’m falling in love with this art form, probably because I’m working with the decoupage papers of finest quality.

Over to the project now…have a look and do share your feedback 🙂

Much Love,
Riddhi

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Decoupage Bottle by Tanvi, featuring DecoPatch Papers

Hello crafty souls!

This is Tanvi, back with my love – DECOUPAGE & DECOPATCH PAPERS.

These papers are very thin & blend easily into the background to give a seamless finish. I wanted to use these papers on a curved surface like a bottle. The papers are 50gsm, just perfect for use on such surfaces too. I fussy cut the gorgeous lady (Floral Adornments) & decoupaged her over on the BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES background paper. Do you see how easily she blends over the background!

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For some dimension I covered the lady with glossy accents & the glass like look was hard to capture on camera.

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I covered the neck of the bottle with crackle paste & once dry rubbed metallique wax paste for a subtle metallic sheen.

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Added some dangling resin embellishments too –

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You can grab these papers from any of our Sales Buddies   &  share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies.

Until my next post…….happy crafting

!tanvi-shahBNB

“Beauty in Nature” A mixed media canvas by Riddhi Jani, featuring Meadows paper collection

Heya everyone,

Riddhi here, and I’m sharing my new canvas made for Bob n Betty, using the latest Decoupage Specialty release “Meadows”. I’m absolutely in love with the vintage beauty of this gorgeous collection.

I have used 8×10 inches canvas here as the base and sealed the paper with gel medium. Some paint splashes here and there and a cluster of flowers to give it a more realistic look.

Over to the project now…..

I hope you like it

thanks
Riddhi

Decoupaged Book Box by Jaanhvi Hinduja, featuring DecoPatch Papers

Hello all you fabulous people!
I hope most of you’d be out of the lethargic summer break and looking forward to the rains…I love the return of routine and normal life after the holiday craziness. The idea of a fresh start and setting new goals is so energising for me! This season, I’ve decided to declutter my home and organise the necessities with my DIY projects – follow me for the projects, ideas and tips 🙂
We are living in a world of gadgets and so many remote controls around the living room stresses me out. I don’t find them pleasing to look at and prefer them hid when not in use. So…my first project after the holidays is a large sized book shaped box to stack all of them.
I’ve used the ‘Old World Charm’ paper from the DecoPatch series for this box. Ive made a faux leather effect on the spine of the box to complement the rustic look of the print. Here are the steps if you’d like to make one for yourself:
1. Prime the entire box. Sand and clean nicely.
2. Take pieces of kitchen tissues and crumble them and stick on the spine using watered down modpodge. Allow wrinkles to come.
3. Paint this with light brown acrylic. Add several layers of colours going from lighter to darker and finally blackish using dry brush technique.
4. Paint the insides and back.
5. Created book pages texture on the sides using texture paste and fork. Painted with several shades of brown (watered down) and kept wiping, allowing the paint to seep through the crevices.
5. Decoupage the front lid with the chosen paper. My paper was smaller in length than the box so I tore the bottom edges with hand and stuck. Painted the lid overlapping the paper with a matching shade of acrylic. Stamped vintage script on the painted part and randomly over some other parts, so that the whole thing comes together.
6. Distressed the edges with brown acrylics.
7. Finished with some laser cut embellishment, metal key hole and gold chipboard for the spine. I painted all embellishments with the same brown as I used on the edges and then rubbed some antique gold wax onto them.
I’ll be making one more with the left over paper to organise stacks of bills on my table 🙂
Hope you like the project. I’d love to hear:)
Love,
Jaanhvi

Grungy Vintage Cards Designed by Preeti Datta Featuring Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers

Hi friends 🙂

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. How are you doing?

Today, I’d like to share A Set of Two Grungy Vintage Cards. I’ve used papers from the new and gorgeous “Classics” Decoupage Specialty Papers Collection. They are so versatile and the prints are full of vintage goodness. A must have in your stash! The prints in this collection make for brilliant focal images as well as classy backgrounds. I went for a grimy, grungy, stained look this time around.

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Card 1: Finders Keepers

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Card 2: Shine Brightly 

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Process:

  1. Cut one of the papers from the Classics Collection of Decoupage Specialty Papers, distressed the edges, darkened them with Vintage Photo distress ink and created mats for these panels
  2. Did background stamping with archival inks and background stenciling with heavy white gesso (any type of texture paste will do)
  3. Created a grungy look by adding color with sprays and created drips and splatter
  4. For the focal elements, used Tim Holtz Paper dolls. Layered washi tape, thread, gauze, chipboards and gems and added some blue color as well. For the sentiments, used Tim Holtz metallic stickers
  5. Adhered the panels to the mats and mounted these on the large sized card bases. To create dimension between the paper layers, used 3d foam tape

Used Bob n Betty’s Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers:

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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 beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sales Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time
Stay Blessed!
Preeti D
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Reverse Decoupage with Crackle effect by Tanvi featuring Decopatch papers

Welcome back friends!

Decoupage offers endless possibilities to up cycle/alter & create unique home decor items. A great way to use clear glass objects is reverse decoupage,  where you decoupage  on the back of the clear glass.

My project for today is a reverse decoupage plate, in which I have combined the crackle effect for added textures.

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The vintage motif is from the OLD WORLD CHARM decopatch paper –

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I love the dual accent cracks here – gold & along the edge of the plate a deep rose red to coordinate with the flowers!

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Hope you like this plate!

Until my next post…….happy crafting!

tanvi-shahBNB

A Decoupaged Wall Clock by Janhavi Hinduja, featuring DecoPatch papers

Heya…Jaanhvi here

I spent all my childhood in Kolkata, and among other things that I remember from the past, distinctively remember my dislike towards our kitchen, which used to be one small dark room full of kitchen supplies! Well! Things have changed a lot over the years and kitchen is no longer just a place where cooking happens. Modern homes have equally beautiful and accessorized kitchens, which apart from being functional are an extension of one’s creative side 🙂

Well! Talking of kitchen accents, a wall clock plays an important role. They are not only decorative, but helpful accessories that assist you in cooking. Whether timeless or up – to – the – minute in style, kitchen clocks can change the way your interior looks and feels.

Have a look at the countryside style clock that I’ve handcrafted. I’ve given a warm rustic wooden background to it and decoupaged with the new DecoPatch papers from Bob n Betty.

I chose elements, which were absolutely apt for a project like this. I’ve also added some kitchen related miniatures to add interest to the clock. The ‘Cafe de Paris’ text has been stenciled to complete the English countryside look.

Hope you like project 🙂 would love to hear!

Jaanhvi

Decoupage Mixed Media Canvas by Tanvi featuring Decopatch papers

Hello Friends!

This is Tanvi here! I am loving the new range of decopatch papers – very high quality 50gsm papers, a dream for all decoupage artists. You can check my previous posts with this awesome release here & here.

These papers are very thin & blend easily into the background to give a seamless finish, they truly do! Check the canvas I share today –

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Stay with me as I take you through the steps to combine decoupage & mixed media to create unique wall decor for your homes.

The USP of these papers is the ease with which you can use them on surfaces, just like rice papers & tissues. To highlight this I started by creating a textured base for the 12×12 canvas.

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Next I fussy cut a section (OLD WORLD CHARM sheet) & also some elements from the FLORAL ADORNMENTS sheet.

I decided on the layout & decoupaged them on the textured canvas.

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Here is a close up to show how easily it blends on the textured background.

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Next I colored the canvas with coordinating chalk paints.

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Some random stencilling & stamping over the textures –

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To add some more textures I stenciled clear crackle paste on the edges & added some paste with the palette knife too.

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To finish the canvas I splattered acrylic paint.  The Crackle paste dries clear over the textures to reveal the background through. the cracks, perfect for the image I selected! Spray with acrylic varnish to seal the canvas.

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You can grab these papers from any of our Sales Buddies   &  share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Thank you for visiting & happy crafting!

Vintage Cards Designed By Preeti Datta Featuring Meadows & Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers

Hi friends 🙂

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. How are you today?

There are only a few days left in the month of April and Bob n Betty will soon be celebrating it’s 3rd Birthday on 28th April, yay!! That’s tomorrow!! Everyone at the Bob n Betty family is very thankful to all it’s patrons & supporters. To celebrate, there is an awesome giveaway & a Mega Contest, to check out all the details & for your chance to win superb prizes, please visit the Bob n Betty Facebook page. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity, there is very little time left to participate 🙂

Today, I’d like to share a set of 2 Layered Vintage Cards I made using Bob n Betty’s beautiful new range of Decoupage Specialty Papers- “Meadows” and “Classics”. I also included a few elements from the “Glam Craft” collection. Both the cards are big sized, 5 by 9 inches. When I saw the pretty butterflies, birds and flowers, I was inspired by the theme of nature, so I added the title “Wild & Free” using alphabet beads, to both the cards.

The new Decoupage Specialty Paper Collections are perfect for vintage themed projects and they coordinate brilliantly with all the previous releases. It is super fun & easy to mix and match elements. The designs are gorgeous and these decoupage papers can be used for all kinds of paper crafting projects including decoupage, cards, scrapbooks, canvases, tags, art journalling etc. I would highly recommend checking out the numerous great examples on the Bob n Betty blog and Instagram page, made by the Design Teams over the years. It really is worth the time.

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Card 1: Butterflies 

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Process:

  1. Die cut tags, labels and lattices using Bob n Betty’s Meadows, Classics & Glam Craft Decoupage Specialty Papers & old book pages.

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2. Distressed the edges of all the paper elements (die cuts and torn pieces) with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Also fussy cut some flowers from these papers.

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3. Distressed the edges of the paper mats with a distress tool to give a worn out look and also darkened the edges with distress ink, then adhered these to the white card base.

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4. Created a visually pleasing composition/design by layering the elements (die cuts, fussy cut elements, gauze, twine, sisal, burlap, flowers wood slices, corrugated cardboard, alphabet beads & wooden buttons) and adhered some of the elements with liquid glue and others with 3d foam tape to add dimension

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5. As a finishing touch, did background stamping with archival ink, created white ink splatter & added a few doodles.

Bob n Betty Supplies Used:

Meadows Decoupage Specialty Papers

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Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers

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Glam Craft Decoupage Specialty Papers

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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 beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sales Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time 🙂
Stay Blessed!
Preeti Datta
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“Sparkling Eyes” a mixed media layout by Riddhi Jani, featuring ‘Classics’ collection.

Hello everyone,

Riddhi here with a new DT project for Bob n Betty.

The mere sight of an Owl is enough to send shivers down the spine, but I do not find any reason to fear this beautiful bird. Just a look at those sparkling eyes melts my heart. So to endure my love for this gorgeous bird I have designed a mixed media layout, using a paper from the “Classics” collection of decoupage specialty papers range by Bob n Betty.

I simply took a Bob n Betty’s chipboard sheet, adhered my paper and started playing with the colors and textures and here is the outcome….

Do leave your valuable comments if you liked my work.

love
Riddhi