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By: Holli Nutter
Holli Nutter
Holli Nutter
I’m the proud mother of three wonderful children and a silly and cute grandson named Sammy. I’ve been a designer and crafter with Plaid for 15 years. My love of crafting took off when I was 14 and won a “Best in Show” ribbon at the Orange County Fair for one of my oil paintings. Since that time, I’ve been crafting up a storm! I love Mod Podge and everything it can do - there is hardly a project out there that doesn’t deserve a little Mod Podge. I hope to pass my knowledge onto you and wish you much success in your decoupaging endeavors.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

PLAID Supplies
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Ice Blue, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Glitter Silver, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Licorice, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Metallic Silver Sterling, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Aluminum, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Pearl White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Gunmetal Gray, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Blue Pearl, 2 oz.
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Other Supplies
Large flat brush
Small flat brush
Liner brush
Sandpaper
Masking tape
Craft glue
Transfer paper
Pencil
Wooden tray
4 Wooden balls
9 Wooden stars
2 Wooden napkin holders
2 Glass plates
2 Wine glasses
2 Silver charger plates
White Fabric table runner
2 White fabric napkins

Instructions

Tray:

1.  Paint tray Aluminum with Ice blue on center flat surface.  Let dry, sand lightly, and add a second coat.

2.  With the small flat brush, add Gunmetal Gray shading around all outside edges of the tray.

3.  Mask off stripes as shown in the photo on the inside flat surface of the tray.  Paint stripes Pearl White.

4.  Paint wooden balls Blue Pearl and set aside to dry.

5.  Paint the wood stars Aluminum.  When dry, shade as you did the tray on the outside edges of the star with Gunmetal Gray.

6.  Size the font to fit the tray and transfer the words pattern on the inside of the tray.  Paint the words Gunmetal Gray with the liner brush.

7.  Attach wood balls to the bottom of the tray, and two stars inside as shown with craft glue.

 

Napkin Rings:

1.  Paint the entire surface of the napkin rings Ice Blue.  Let dry.

2.  Paint the outside edges of the napkin rings Blue Pearl and let dry.

3.  Glue a painted star on top of each napkin ring.  Set aside to dry.

 

Napkins:

1.  Wash and dry napkins without fabric softener before painting.

2.  Mask a 2" stripe on one end of the napkins. 

3.  Add Textile Medium to Ice Blue and paint stripe with medium flat brush.  Set aside to dry.

 

Table Runner:

1.  Wash and dry table runner without fabric softener before painting.

2.  Mask three 2 1/2" stripes on each end of the table runner, using photo for placement.

3.  Add Textile Medium to Ice Blue and paint stripes.  Remove tape and allow to dry completely.

4.  Size the font to fit the table runner and transfer the pattern, centered between the sets of stripes.  See photo for placement.

5.  Add Textile Medium to Gunmetal Gray and paint words with the liner brush.

6.  When dry, glue a star to each corner of the table runner. 

 

Wine Glasses:

1.  Wash and dry glasses before painting.

2.  Turn glasses over and paint three coats of Folk Art Enamels Silver Glitter on the bottoms of the wine glasses.  Allow each coat of Glitter to dry completely before adding the next coat.

3.  Paint over the Glitter with Folk Art Enamels Silver Sterling, adding coats until covered.  As before, allow each coat of paint to dry completely before adding the next coat.

4.  When finished, let cure for 21 days before washing.

 

Plates:

1.  Wash and dry all glass surfaces before painting.

2.  Size font to fit on plates' edges. 

3.  Create a mirror image of the #'2 and tape them to the front side of the plate in place like a clock face.

4.  Turn plate over and paint the numbers Folk Art Enamels Licorice with the liner brush.  Let dry completely.

5.  Paint three coats of Glitter over the numbers.  Allow each coat of Glitter to dry completely before adding the next coat.

6.  Paint over Glitter with Folk Art Enamels Silver Sterling, adding coats until covered.  As before, allow each coat of paint to dry completely before adding the next coat.

7.  When finished, let cure for 21 days before washing.

 

Chargers:

1.  Size font and transfer Happy New Year pattern to the center of the charger.  Paint words with a liner brush, using Gunmetal Gray.

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