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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Mixed Media Letter Rack


Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by today to see my DT post for Craft Consortium using a selection of their products to decorate my MDF letter rack which I won a couple of years ago in a crafty competition. I have had this sitting in my stash for sometime but after tidying my Craft Room I decided it was time to alter it.


I started by giving it a coat of Gesso, this helps give the MDF a seal and helps keep the vibrancy in the Decoupage Paper. Next I added a layer of Mod Podge and pressed a full section of my paper onto the letter rack. 


Once dry I trimmed at the edges roughly with scissors and then rubbed at the edges with a sanding block for a neat edge. I repeated the process on all the sides.


I went around the edges with a coordinating Acrylic paint and once dry I added some Gilding Wax to give an aged look.


Using papers from the Gypsy Gypsy pad I fussy cut out all my elements. My postcards and stamps were tattered at the edges adding accents of lace, staples and a Die Cut Doily from Cheery Lynn for extra detail. 


My Rose was shaped in my hands to give a bevelled edge and glued in place with Silicone Glue.


Finishing with beautiful butterflies fussy cut from the pad and pretty embellishments for an eclectic feel to compliment the paper.


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Craft Hugs, 

Julie x

4 comments:

  1. How beautiful this is Julie, a wonderful piece of vintage decor for your home.The papers work so well xxx

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  2. You certainly made a beautiful job of making the letter rack look vintage Julie, I love the papers and the edges with the gilding look amazing. Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Fantastic vintage creation Julie, beautifully made as always
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  4. Wow Beautiful vintage creation !
    Hugs Doris

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Julie x

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