Friday, August 10, 2012
THE TREASURE CHEST
Every drawer has different handles, there are bits and pieces (some steam punk in style and some just because) stuck everywhere. It was a blast to do. All the drawers are lined with leftover papers.
The cabinet itself was given one coat of black gesso (Jo Sonja's). It was given a light sand before the decoupage was added. I gave each drawer a coat of Mod Podge and a light sand. To give an aged look, a mix of paint and sealer were wiped on and off. A further couple of coats of Mod Podge were applied with a very light sanding to knock off any lumpy bits, in between each coat. I finished with a coat of wax and some elbow grease!
Having found some Alice in Wonderland papers in the scrap booking shop, I "need" to decoupage something else. The family had better keep moving.....maybe the cricket bats would look good with a bit of decoration.
I did make photocopies of some of the scrapbook papers because I wanted a couple of repeats. If you do this, make sure you use a laser printer otherwise the ink will run, the minute you hit it with the Mod Podge.
Bye for now.