I am working on a piece of art for Denise Boddey’s design team. I used a variety of different techniques beginning with alcohol ink, foiled paper, chipboard, and foiled paper origami. I will share all the materials and directions (or links to directions) below. I hope you enjoy and try some of these techniques. The inspiration for this piece started with the chipboard word “awesome” from Denise Boddey.
Chipboard work – Denise Boddey
Foiled paper – Rinea Foil
Adhesive pen and foil – Thermoweb
Yupo like surface
dried baby wipe
adhesive – The Best Glue Ever
The following video will take you through the techniques used.
finished and framed
If you are interested in learning how to fold the foil paper butterfly, there is a tutorial on the Rinea YouTube channel. [Rinea butterfly]
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The decoupage paper I used was Quite Place. It is a part of the Out in my Garden set from Denise Boddey Designs. The one-sheet covered the entire project and was used in a few different ways. The Quite Place design has a colorful plant design with a subtle overall pattern. The different areas of design were used specifically on the birdhouse. The birdhouse makes a great decorative piece and there is a lot of attention to detail.
To make the leaves have more stability, I covered them in UV resin and cured it. Then I cut out the leaf design and set them aside for later.
Using a Foliage Green colored paint, I covered the birdhouse with a thin coat.
Here is the house painted.
I began to fit the subtle paper design to the sides of the birdhouse using decoupage glue under and over the paper.
Using a matte decoupage glue added a nice sheen to the paper. Trimming the paper to the bottom edge of the birdhouse while the paper was wet left a rough edge which I will hide later.
The back of the birdhouse has a nice surprising leaf design.
I added the decorative elements to the front. The resin leaves at the top and a bird sticker at the bottom. In the above photo, you can also see the ribbon wrapped around the bottom. I used decoupage glue for all of these elements.
The chimney and the circled end of the perch are also covered with the designed paper.
I also decoupaged the bottom of the birdhouse, paying attention to details.
For a final touch, the roof was wiped with sparkle paste, I applied this with my fingers for a light coat.