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by Julie Brooks

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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Bohemian Dreams home decor piece #2

Good evening everyone

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. I can't believe it's 1st August tomorrow! Crazy how fast this year is going.

I wanted to share another home decor piece I made using papers from the Bohemian Dreams paper pad (Craftwork Cards). The papers are in such gorgeous patterns and colours, and the particular paper I chose just yelled "decoupage" to me! So that's what I did, well, in some areas anyway!


Because there's some reflection in the glass the rest of the photos were taken with the piece out of the frame!

This paper is a kind of collage design, with bits from all the other papers printed on it collage style. It also features roses, buttons, resin flowers, stamps, lace and words.

I found a big paper rose in my stash and stuck it top right and added glossy accents to the fabric leaves. This rose was a deeper red than the red roses printed on the paper, so I then took my Fired Brick distress marker and coloured all the other red roses so they matched.

I cut some roses and stamps from another sheet of the paper, coloured them to match, and layered them up on top of their counterparts. For some of the roses I did two layers and for some only one extra layer. I added glossy accents to all of the leaves and glitter to all the lines and edges of the roses.

I found some Guipure lace from my stash and fixed this in several places, plus a tiny piece of red cotton lace in one section.

I added buttons from my stash, sequins, plus a few metal flowers and one metal smiley face. Some of the buttons printed on the paper received a coat of glossy accents to give them dimension, and I did the same for the printed resin flowers.

I cut out the letters of three of the words and fixed them in place with foam pads.

Next I took three chipboard butterflies and one chipboard heart and gave them a coat of white acrylic paint, then a coat of crackle glaze, and then another coat of paint in a different colour. This crackled beautifully and I was really pleased with it. I drew detail onto the butterflies using my black soot distress ink marker pen and then gave the butterflies a coat of Stickles Star Dust glitter glue so they shimmered.



I inked around the edge of the heart with Chipped Sapphire distress ink and then gave it a coat of glossy accents.

Finally I added some chipped sapphire distress ink to the words.


This piece was fun to do and it's so bright and cheery too. I hope you like it!

Well, that's it from me for tonight. I'll be back again soon.

Bye for now,
Julie x

The following items can be purchased from our well-stocked shop at www.beebaabcraftingsupplies.co.uk:

  • Bohemian Dreams Paper Pad by Craftwork Cards
  • Very Merry Buttons by Dovecraft
  • Foam pads
  • mulberry paper flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Mini Distress Ink Pads by Tim Holtz for Ranger
  • DecoArt Crafter's Acrylics and Media Fluid Acrylics
  • Ranger Crackle Accents