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Ribbon Box

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By Ros Allman

Scrappers Solutions

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Requirements

  • Wooden ribbon box
  • Paint brush
  • Ink eye (inking pad)
  • Sponge block
  • Blending solution
  • Masking tape
  • ½ pearls (flat on one side)
  • Decorative lace tape
  • Wooden embellishments
  • Spray Craft Varnish

Instructions

Step 1:

  • Paint the box white and the lid an off white colour like mushroom.

Step 2:

  • Apply some ink to the lid with an ink eyepad. Blend the ink using blending solution & spongeblock.

Step 3:

  • Apply the paper lace, remember to keep the backing strip to use as a stencil for the base of the box.

Step 4:

  • Stick a piece of masking tape just above the width of the “lace” strip on the base of the box
  • Secure the lace stencil with masking tape at either end; place it at the base of the box, using the brown ink eye sponge the ink onto the stencil.

Step 5:

  • Remove the masking tape and lace backing strip & touch up the base as you did the lid to age it.

Step 6:

  • To finish off your box, add the wooden embellishments, buttons to the lid and sides of the box & apply the ½ pearls onto the lace strip on the lid. Spray on the varnish and let it dry.

Coffee Station

 Coffee Station

 

Coffee Station

By Ros Allman

Scrappers Solutions

 072 731 5503

 

 

Requirements

  • Wooden coffee bar unit
  • Coffee Bar sign
  • Heritage acrylic paint. We used Honey Suckle
  • Heritage Kwik Crack
  • Paint brushes
  • Sand paper (fine grit)
  • Spray Craft Varnish
  • Glue

Instructions

  • Step 1:

Pour some paint out onto a plate and dilute the paint by 20% with water. Paint the coffee station with one coat of diluted paint, using a sponge applicator brush. Apply a second coat of paint, this time undiluted, and let it dry.

  • Step 2:

Apply an even coat of Kwik Crack over the painted surface. Be careful not to touch it as this will make a smudge. Wait for it to dry completely.  Kwik Crack will only work when applied between two layers of acrylic paint.

  • Step 3:

You need to dilute paint again for this step by adding 10-20% water.  Load the brushwith paintand paint one layer with a firm smooth movement. Don’t go over an area you have already done again, you only get one chance to make it right.

  • Step 4:

For and aged or antique lookuse sand paper to sand away some of the white paint to reveal the wood underneath.

  • Step 5:

To seal off your coffee station spray it with a clear varnish sealer like Seal Skin from Heritage paints. 

 

Guest Details:

Ros Allman of Scrappers
Solutions: 072 731 5503