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« on: November 09, 2007 10:07:56 AM »

I'm making a bow holder and a stool for a friends nursery...her nursery theme is CM Barkers flower fairies

This is her nursery:


I found a book that has the fairies in Decoupage...I'm thinking that I'm going to do that method. I know basically how to do it...but I want them to have a shabby-chic, vintage feel. How would I acheive that? Is there a certain technique or paint I could yse as a base? The peices I'm working with are just plain wood...

Here's a link to the decoupage book:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0723243662/sr=/qid=/ref=olp_tab_new/203-7922877-5547951?ie=UTF8&coliid=&me=&qid=&sr=&seller=&colid=&condition=new
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007 12:46:48 PM »

you can "distress" the wood in a baby safe way by dry brushing paint in a couple different colors on the surface. To do this I take a large paint brush (2" or bigger) and cut the bristles so that they are uneven and then I dip the brush in a very small amount of paint and then blot it so that there is barely any paint on the brush. After that I drag it across the surface that I"m painting in a "straight" line to resemble wood grain/peeling paint.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=33778;sa=showTopics;start=30
shows a table that I dry brushed with red paint.

You can also put a little ochre paint in your modge podge to give it an aged tint. and fray the edges of your pictures to make them look slightly damaged.
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