Arpita here,Today I have decoupaged a 3 drawer chest with a vintage look . Also have a step by step pictorial tutorial.
Start by sanding your mdf base,though I did not sand as my base had a very smooth finish but otherwise sanding is necassary as it will help you achieve a neat finish for the final look.
I paint my base with Craftangles Chalk paint Midnight Dreams and Ruby Red.
I have chosen a very beautiful paper Vintage Eseence from the Craftangles Decoupage paper collection.As I wanted the continuation of the print on my drawers I first alligned and taped them on both sides with a msking tape as shown in the picture so this way it stays without movining.
Next step is to glue the paper with a decoupage glue and once the glue is completely dry i seperate the drawers with a paper cutter.If any extra paper i used a sand paper to get rid of it.
*Tip – be pateint and slow while cutting cause if you try to speed it up you might end up cutting or leaving a blade mark on a part you dont want to .
To add some interest,on the outer box I did some stenciling with Craftangles Paper Texture Paste.As I wanted to colour the texture with Prima Art Alchemy Wax ,i painted the whole with coat of Midnght dreams Chalk paint.Used the colors Vintage Gold , Lucky Emerald and Fire Ruby Alchemy wax.
Finished it off by sealing the decoupage are with a coat of decoupage glue and once dried with a coat of clear varnish.Lastly added filigree embelishments and huge round beads as legs.
*Tip – Try to finish as much painting as possible before sticking your paper so you avoid getting any paint on the print.
This is the final look...
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