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January, 2012

  1. Decoupage On Wooden Box

    January 30, 2012 by admin

    Please on the pictures to see a larger version.

    I’ve bought this wooden box since 2006 but never do anything with it. So during the last long weekend, I decided to try the Jo Sonja Crackle Medium (again!) on the box. After putting a basecoat color, I applied the medium and it started to crack. I then applied walnut stain into the cracks.

    I don’t really like the effect of the stain has on the surface as it created such a shabby rustic look. I proceeded with sealing the motif of roses from decoupage napkin. I then traced the wording and color in with black paint.

    After I have finished doing all the wordings on the box, I realized that it looks much better plain like this. Well, what can I do, things were done and I have to live with the consequences. After all that’s what experimenting in craft will give you, a lesson to learn..heh!


  2. Gubahan Bunga Stokin In Harian Metro

    January 13, 2012 by admin

    At last one of the gubahan hantaran I made for the photo shoot last year has been printed in the local newspaper, Harian Metro.

    For this particular one, I demonstrated on how to assemble bunga stokin into a set of simple bunga dulang and as an embellishment on top of the mengkuang box.

    I didn’t even realize that it has came out on yesterday’s paper until I checked my blog stats. There was a sudden spikes of visitors on both the official website and news blog for Bungatelur.com.

    I hope the other 3 sets of gubahan hantaran I made will be chosen to be featured in Harian Metro soon.


  3. Painting Stripe For Decoupage Tin

    January 12, 2012 by admin

    I’ve never tried painting stripe on the surface that I want to decoupage. So today I thought I will try it.

    Using the craft tape which I bought for glass painting, I taped down a few strips around the tin after I have painted the base in Ice Green Light.

    The craft tape doesn’t stick too hard on the surface so that’s no risk of the base color to be peeled off. But the problem lies in the second paint (in this case, Plaid/Folkart brand of Baby Pink) seeping under the craft tape making it all not crisp and smooth as I expected my stripes to be..huhu!

    I read on the Internet that to ensure that the second color won’t seep under the craft tape, once we have tape down the strips, paint the base coat color along the edge of the craft tape. Let it dry and then only paint the second color. I will have to try out that tips on my second trial.

    Since the first stripe trial result is not so great, I decided to touch up and make it more smooth (which in the end is not as satisfactory as I hope..sigh!)

    I used the Plaid decoupage finish to seal the rose motif.

    Another angle of the rose on the striped tin.

    This is how it looks like after the sealer has dried out and before I decided to mess up the creation.

    Somehow I feel that the Baby Pink stripes are too striking so I thought of shading some of the area in Berry Wine and Taffy. I haven’t varnish the end product but I am not happy with what I’ve done so far. Mistakes are hard to be avoided especially in craft experiment like this. I just hope I won’t do the same mistake next time.


  4. More Decoupage Tissue For Sale

    January 5, 2012 by admin

    These decoupage tissue/napkins are available for sale at RM2.50 per piece. Normal postage via normal mail will be RM1-2 according to how many pieces you buy. Please email to farah [at]bungatelur.com or leave comment (your comment won’t appear immediately).

    Most of the napkins shown here are IHR brand size 33 cm x 33cm.


  5. Decoupage Tissue For Sale

    January 5, 2012 by admin

    These decoupage tissue/napkins are available for sale at RM2.50 per piece. Normal postage via normal mail will be RM1-2 according to how many pieces you buy. Please email to farah [at]bungatelur.com or leave comment (your comment won’t appear immediately).

    Most of the napkins shown here are IHR brand size 33 cm x 33cm.

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