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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Decoupage issues...

Waiting for the Decoupage Medium to dry, always makes us nervous.
Why?



Decoupaged Ironstone Platter Take 1: wrinkles!

Decoupaged Ironstone Platter Take 2: More wrinkles

Decoupaged Ironstone Platter Take 3: you know...

We finally got it right!

and once we did, we couldn't stop...


Practice makes it perfect!!

TIP:
To avoid the wrinkles, we glued the image to our plates using spray glue.
Huge difference! The image dried perfectly flat, a light decoupage medium coat was applied later to protect the image.

Our own digital work using graphics from:
The graphics fairy
Playing with brushes

Linked to:
The Shabby Chic Cottage
The Shabby Nest

34 comments:

Shannon said...

These turned out so nice. I have had the same problem with wrinkles. I was usually able to roll them out, but sometimes this made the paper tear! I will try your tip and use spray glue next time first.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Well they certainly turned out beautiful. Thanks for saving the rest of us steps.

Hugs...Tracy :)

The White Farmhouse said...

They look great! I think even your booboos are wonderful!

DustyLu said...

Wow I love that idea! Stunning job! Thanks for stopping by and commenting..I am now a follower..off to browse your blog some more..~lulu

Sue said...

I'm so lucky because I always get to see the beautiful finished projects. And actually a few have come home with me. So, I try not to visit that area of the store too often!
Take care, Sue

Victoria said...

Wow, when you said you finally got it right you weren't kidding! They turned out beautifully!

June said...

You girls are goooood! I love this!
hugs

KayC. said...

Great tip and I have a platter or two that I can use for this project. Thank you for sharing.

Faded Charm said...

You gals have the greatest ideas! Love them all. I'm going to be down in your neck of the woods for a few days and am going to try and stop in at Country Roads. I'm looking forward to some sun and warmth.

Kathleen

TheSmithHotel said...

Wow-thanks for the tip! I just started decoupaging and was getting frustrated with the wrinkles! Need to try the spray next time!

thanks!
Jody

TheSmithHotel said...

Wow-thanks for the tip! I just started decoupaging and was getting frustrated with the wrinkles! Need to try the spray next time!

thanks!
Jody

junkdreams said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!
xojanis

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love this. I love to decoupage and sometimes get so frustrated with wrinkles...sometimes I have them and sometimes I don't! Hummmphh! Big smile. Love what you did with the plates and platters. Looks so nice. YOu did a great job.
Blessings,
Debbie

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a great tip, using the spray glue. Thanks!

Polly said...

What a great tip! Thanks for sharing! Your altered plates are fabulous!

Sandi said...

I love these! What another great idea to share with us! Glad the wrinkles finally came out.
Have a beautiful day.
Blessings~

Denise said...

This is just stunning!
Following you over from Shabby Chic Cottage!
I am a follower!
Please stop by!
http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

Trina S. said...

wow what a pretty project!!!!!!

Would love for you to follow my blog too!
Trina

Jill said...

Thanks for the tip! As always, a great project.

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...
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Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

I think they all turned out great! I like the look of the ~MAISON~ one has. Thanks for your visit yesterday, Julian

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous results, and I love your no-wrinkles solutuion - thank you for sharing it!
:)
Zuzu

tara said...

you clever girl!! these look so good!! I am going over to CR today at lunch...very excited!

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a lovely way to glam up a plain dish. I have so many things I want to decoupage. Need to make a run to the craft store for more glue before I can get started. Thanks for sharing you tip. Have a great day! :) Tammy

LuLu said...

Stunning.... can i pop on over and craft with you in sunny SC!!!
xo,
LuLu

Sheila said...

wow what a wonderful idea, I have an old platter like one of yours in the photos cepin mine is green.. Did i just say cepin.. hahah yep i did.. Mine is a wonderful green but looks art deco... it has chips and crackling in it and i thing doing something like this to it would be sooooooooooooooooooooooooo great.. I always love your post.. thanks Sheila

Kim said...

Wow, your trial and error came out with some great results.

Barbara Jean said...

sweet!

thanks for the tips too

blessings

barbara jean

Uncanny Festoon said...

Well worth all the trys...Love the look!


Joy............always

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

I'm so glad you linked this one up to my blog today. If you didn't... I was going to come over here and beg you!!

Hugs,
Karen

Shelly said...

Very fun and I love the spray glue tip!
Thanks for sharing!

Shell

PetraB said...

Absolutely fantastic, I think the one with the urne is my favourite, Petra.xx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love them! Thanks for the tip, too!

Gretchen said...

These are so great! Thanks for sharing and for your tips.