Last Saturday, I attended a class at my local craft place – The Scrappers Village – where we learned decoupage and chalk painting techniques.
My tray was a gift from my Dad a few years ago, and I wanted to give it a bit of a facelift. I used dry brushing so the colour would still allow the beautiful wood grain to show through, and I think it looks great. I also used some gorgeous napkins for my decoupage. I love flowers, and I think the detail of the flowers on the tray is just gorgeous.
To seal the tray, I used a sparkly sealer (of course) and I think it adds to the overall look. It feels like a sparkly summer braai, and I just know using the tray will make me very happy.
For the final layer, I wanted to do something like liquid glass. I found an old box of epoxy resin that I think works just as well, and the final product is simply stunning. It is shiny, smooth, sparkly, and happy. 🙂
Here’s to the next braai where I can load it up with things.
The depth of detail and shine on the tray is difficult to capture on film – it is really very beautiful.
It was such a fun class, and we all did completely different projects. I just love the camaraderie and fun of the class atmosphere, and the ladies made it very special.
Stay safe, have fun, and always look for the sparkle. XxX