Rustic Chest with Stephanie Coon of Rehab to Fab

"A meal without wine is like a day without sun". Our new [re]design transfer, Vin (633097) translates to that lovely quote. And we are loving the way that it looks on this Rustic Chest by Stephanie Coon from Rehab to Fab. Read on to see what she did to transform this piece...

"A meal without wine is like a day without sun". Our new [re]design transfer, Vin (633097) translates to that lovely quote. And we are loving the way that it looks on this Rustic Chest by Stephanie Coon from Rehab to Fab. Read on to see what she did to transform this piece...

This handmade piece was used in a barn to hold horse tack. It even smells like hay! I knew it had great potential...

This handmade piece was used in a barn to hold horse tack. It even smells like hay! I knew it had great potential...

 I added some cast iron casters and gave the top a light sand just to remove the previous finish yet still keep the beautiful character flaws in the wood...

 I added some cast iron casters and gave the top a light sand just to remove the previous finish yet still keep the beautiful character flaws in the wood...

The top is sealed with Old Barn Milk Paint's Oil/Wax. The finish is everything I was hoping for. 

The top is sealed with Old Barn Milk Paint's Oil/Wax. The finish is everything I was hoping for. 

The base was painted in Old Barn Milk Paint color, Gable. I then used Beeswax here and there so when I added the next color, Stoneware it would let it chip to reveal the Gable...

The base was painted in Old Barn Milk Paint color, Gable. I then used Beeswax here and there so when I added the next color, Stoneware it would let it chip to reveal the Gable...

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Then, I added one of Prima's newest transfers in their new Re•Design Collection, Vin (633097). The translation from French is "A meal without wine is like a day without sun".  

Then, I added one of Prima's newest transfers in their new Re•Design Collection, Vin (633097). The translation from French is "A meal without wine is like a day without sun".  

Here, you can get an up close look at the Vin transfer to see some of the details...

Here, you can get an up close look at the Vin transfer to see some of the details...

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Thank you for stopping by-we hope you enjoyed today's post with Stephanie and her amazing Rustic Chest. Be sure to follow her on social media to catch all of her latest furniture pieces, tutorials and informative posts here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephanie_rehabtofab/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/

Thank you for stopping by-we hope you enjoyed today's post with Stephanie and her amazing Rustic Chest. Be sure to follow her on social media to catch all of her latest furniture pieces, tutorials and informative posts here:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephanie_rehabtofab/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RehabtoFab/

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Altered Door by Magdalena Salacinska

Today's blog post is all about inspiration and eye candy! Our home decor team member, Magdalena Salacinska shared this gorgeous door with our readers and this is truly a work of art that is sure to inspire! 

Today's blog post is all about inspiration and eye candy! Our home decor team member, Magdalena Salacinska shared this gorgeous door with our readers and this is truly a work of art that is sure to inspire! 

It's amazing what you can do when combining the IOD Decor Moulds. You create a one-of-a-kind look specifically altered on the piece you are working on. Many of our finds and treasures are sized differently, so this gives you the opportunity to work with what you have and add your own character...

It's amazing what you can do when combining the IOD Decor Moulds. You create a one-of-a-kind look specifically altered on the piece you are working on. Many of our finds and treasures are sized differently, so this gives you the opportunity to work with what you have and add your own character...

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Magdalena also added subtle stamped images from the IOD Decor stamp collection. You can also mix and match those images to create custom designs too. That's what makes these tool so wonderful-the sky is the limit...

Magdalena also added subtle stamped images from the IOD Decor stamp collection. You can also mix and match those images to create custom designs too. That's what makes these tool so wonderful-the sky is the limit...

Once the design was complete, she finished it off with the Art Alchemy wax in a metallic color to bring out the details and create that old world charm.  Prima Supplies: 814991-IOD Paper Clay 814809-IOD Mould-Baroque 4 814823-IOD Mould-Baroque 6 816063-IOD Décor Stamps-Trompe L’oeil 2 815288-IOD Décor Moulds-Escucheons 2 815318-IOD Mould-Large Fleurish 815325-IOD Mould-Moulding 1 815783-IOD Mould-Louis 816001-IOD Stamps-Flourished 815707-IOD Stamps-Letters 963958-Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax Vintage Gold

Once the design was complete, she finished it off with the Art Alchemy wax in a metallic color to bring out the details and create that old world charm. 

Prima Supplies:

814991-IOD Paper Clay

814809-IOD Mould-Baroque 4

814823-IOD Mould-Baroque 6

816063-IOD Décor Stamps-Trompe L’oeil 2

815288-IOD Décor Moulds-Escucheons 2

815318-IOD Mould-Large Fleurish

815325-IOD Mould-Moulding 1

815783-IOD Mould-Louis

816001-IOD Stamps-Flourished

815707-IOD Stamps-Letters

963958-Art Alchemy-Metallique Wax Vintage Gold

     

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you are inspired by this gorgeous piece from Magdalena. To see more of her amazing work, find her here on social media:

Website: https://www.secretgardenchic.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/secretgardenchicc/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secretgardenchic/

And be sure to follow us on our [re]design accounts for news, inspiration and meet our amazing community! 

And be sure to follow us on our [re]design accounts for news, inspiration and meet our amazing community! 

DIY Crown by Cat-Arzyna

Many of you have asked how to make these beauties and Cat has answered! Here is the 411 on how to create your own decorative crowns by Cat-Arzyna!

Many of you have asked how to make these beauties and Cat has answered! Here is the 411 on how to create your own decorative crowns by Cat-Arzyna!

1-Using chipboard or thick cardstock-create your base. Make a circle for the bottom and run strips criss-cross from the sides.  2-Use IOD paper clay and decor moulds to make your decorative elements. Add clay to the moulds, remove and glue onto your base while they are still wet. Bend and shape for the crown as needed.  3-Once all of the appliques have been added, paint the entire project using Art Basics Heavy White Gesso from Finnabair. Allow to dry for a bit.  4-Next-add your choice of color in chalk paint, clay based or acrylic. (Clay based will take a bit longer to dry). Then add a glaze using equal amounts of 2 part water, 1 part paint.  5-Then finish off with Art Alchemy Wax by Finnabair in any color you wish. Another idea-you could add Artisan Powder instead of wax for a matter finish and it will show off the details just as beautifully too. 

1-Using chipboard or thick cardstock-create your base. Make a circle for the bottom and run strips criss-cross from the sides. 

2-Use IOD paper clay and decor moulds to make your decorative elements. Add clay to the moulds, remove and glue onto your base while they are still wet. Bend and shape for the crown as needed. 

3-Once all of the appliques have been added, paint the entire project using Art Basics Heavy White Gesso from Finnabair. Allow to dry for a bit. 

4-Next-add your choice of color in chalk paint, clay based or acrylic. (Clay based will take a bit longer to dry). Then add a glaze using equal amounts of 2 part water, 1 part paint. 

5-Then finish off with Art Alchemy Wax by Finnabair in any color you wish. Another idea-you could add Artisan Powder instead of wax for a matter finish and it will show off the details just as beautifully too. 

Here you can see a better close up of how it was decorated and put together.....

Here you can see a better close up of how it was decorated and put together.....

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Prima Supplies: 961442-Art Basics Heavy Gesso 964016-Art Alchemy Wax 814991-Paper Clay 814809-IOD Décor Mould-Baroque 4 815325-IOD Décor Mould-Moulding 1 Optional: 991210-Memory Hardware Artisan Powder-Vausseroux    

Prima Supplies:

961442-Art Basics Heavy Gesso

964016-Art Alchemy Wax

814991-Paper Clay

814809-IOD Décor Mould-Baroque 4

815325-IOD Décor Mould-Moulding 1

Optional:

991210-Memory Hardware Artisan Powder-Vausseroux

 

 

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We hoped you enjoyed today's crown tutorial by Cat! She always has charming ideas and gorgeous projects to share. See more of her work on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/catarzynahomelifestyle/ Be on the lookout for even more inspiring ideas for [re]designing your home...

We hoped you enjoyed today's crown tutorial by Cat! She always has charming ideas and gorgeous projects to share. See more of her work on Instagram right here: https://www.instagram.com/catarzynahomelifestyle/

Be on the lookout for even more inspiring ideas for [re]designing your home...

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Recycled Wood Top Sign by Rehab To Fab

Not only do we have a very cool project for you today by Stephanie Coon from Rehab to Fab, but we also have something brand new to share too! In the next couple of months, we will be releasing our innovative DIY products and tools from our [re]design collection by Prima. So, we thought it would be fun to kick off with something fabulous to get the excitement going! And Stephanie has done just that. Let's take a peek at what she did...

Not only do we have a very cool project for you today by Stephanie Coon from Rehab to Fab, but we also have something brand new to share too! In the next couple of months, we will be releasing our innovative DIY products and tools from our [re]design collection by Prima. So, we thought it would be fun to kick off with something fabulous to get the excitement going! And Stephanie has done just that. Let's take a peek at what she did...

This is an old wood top from a buffet that Stephanie had stashed in her workshop and thought it would be perfect to recycle into signage...

This is an old wood top from a buffet that Stephanie had stashed in her workshop and thought it would be perfect to recycle into signage...

Use Fusion's Beeswax stick for distressing the edges...

Use Fusion's Beeswax stick for distressing the edges...

She grabbed one of our new [re]design stencils and an IOD decor transfer to get the plan rolling. This stencil is a basket weave style on a large scale for larger furniture or DIY home projects..And it is made of 14mL mylar for durability and strength....

She grabbed one of our new [re]design stencils and an IOD decor transfer to get the plan rolling. This stencil is a basket weave style on a large scale for larger furniture or DIY home projects..And it is made of 14mL mylar for durability and strength....

For a tone on tone effect, grab two colors from the same color family in various shades. Here, she used Fusion Mineral Paints in Raw Silk and Putty from their Penney and Co. collection. 

For a tone on tone effect, grab two colors from the same color family in various shades. Here, she used Fusion Mineral Paints in Raw Silk and Putty from their Penney and Co. collection. 

Paint the background in Putty and then use Raw Silk for the stenciled pattern. Add the second color lightly for a soft, distressed look....

Paint the background in Putty and then use Raw Silk for the stenciled pattern. Add the second color lightly for a soft, distressed look....

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To top it off, add an IOD Decor Transfer. The Farmhouse transfer (815509) adds the perfect finishing touch and the charcoal pops against the two tone neutral background. Plus Stephanie is amazing at staging too!  See her gorgeous pieces and step by steps on her page: Rehab to Fab on Facebook

To top it off, add an IOD Decor Transfer. The Farmhouse transfer (815509) adds the perfect finishing touch and the charcoal pops against the two tone neutral background. Plus Stephanie is amazing at staging too! 

See her gorgeous pieces and step by steps on her page: Rehab to Fab on Facebook

Plus find her on Instagram too! We will have more sneak peeks and information regarding our new [re]design releases soon. So stop by again for more inspiration and cool new products by our amazing home decor team! 

Plus find her on Instagram too!

We will have more sneak peeks and information regarding our new [re]design releases soon. So stop by again for more inspiration and cool new products by our amazing home decor team! 

Plan for the New Year with Cat-arzyna

With the new year, comes new plans! Cat-arzyna altered this plain (and dark) planner for 2018 using a variety of mediums, tools and ingenuity. Lets see what she did...

With the new year, comes new plans! Cat-arzyna altered this plain (and dark) planner for 2018 using a variety of mediums, tools and ingenuity. Lets see what she did...

Cover the inside front and back covers to protect them from getting any paints or smudges (basically from any unwanted oopsies). Prime the covers using the Art Basics Heavy Gesso in white by Finnabair. This will not only protect the surface but also add tooth for any art mediums to adhere to it better. And it completely covers the unwanted color on the cover for a fresh clean surface to work on. 

Cover the inside front and back covers to protect them from getting any paints or smudges (basically from any unwanted oopsies). Prime the covers using the Art Basics Heavy Gesso in white by Finnabair. This will not only protect the surface but also add tooth for any art mediums to adhere to it better. And it completely covers the unwanted color on the cover for a fresh clean surface to work on. 

Use the IOD paper clay (814991) in the Baroque 4 IOD Decor mould (814779) to create the unique design on the cover. Apply with a strong adhesive or gel medium. Then set up your stamp design using IOD Decor Stamps-Alpha and Louis (815417 and 814335). Use an embossing ink to stamp with...

Use the IOD paper clay (814991) in the Baroque 4 IOD Decor mould (814779) to create the unique design on the cover. Apply with a strong adhesive or gel medium. Then set up your stamp design using IOD Decor Stamps-Alpha and Louis (815417 and 814335). Use an embossing ink to stamp with...

Add embossing powder over the stamped images, then heat set with a heat gun. Notice the little pencil marks she made so she could replace the appliques in the position they were in before she stamped...very clever!

Add embossing powder over the stamped images, then heat set with a heat gun. Notice the little pencil marks she made so she could replace the appliques in the position they were in before she stamped...very clever!

Glue all of the designs you wish to use on the book, including the binding. Love the added accents added to the left side to look like hinges (814786-Baroque Mould 2) 

Glue all of the designs you wish to use on the book, including the binding. Love the added accents added to the left side to look like hinges (814786-Baroque Mould 2) 

Paint with any color you wish! Add a dry brushed layer of white over the color to tone it down and antique it a bit. Then apply the Art Alchemy Metallique Wax by Finnabair to the designs. Here, Cat used Rose Gold. You can also mix or layer more than one wax color too! 

Paint with any color you wish! Add a dry brushed layer of white over the color to tone it down and antique it a bit. Then apply the Art Alchemy Metallique Wax by Finnabair to the designs. Here, Cat used Rose Gold. You can also mix or layer more than one wax color too! 

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How gorgeous! The final look is absolutely stunning...

How gorgeous! The final look is absolutely stunning...

On the back cover, stamp a pattern or use a stencil. The dark pink pattern adds another interesting element that works with the whole color scheme of the planner cover. 

On the back cover, stamp a pattern or use a stencil. The dark pink pattern adds another interesting element that works with the whole color scheme of the planner cover. 

Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you are inspired to get out your home decor tools and start creating! Follow Cat-arzyna here on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catarzynahomelifestyle/

Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you are inspired to get out your home decor tools and start creating!

Follow Cat-arzyna here on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catarzynahomelifestyle/

DIY with Patina Effect Pastes by Cari Fennell

This year, we have seen so many DIYers creating ornaments for the holidays using the IOD moulds and a variety of art mediums with stunning results. So I decided to create a couple of my own ornaments using the Patina Pastes and I also created the same effect on another type of project so that you can get an idea of how it will look on another surface. The Patina Effect Pastes by Finnabair for Prima are so fun to use and the results are pretty awesome. They differ from other Patina mediums because they have the added texture within the pastes, giving the end result a more authentic look. 

This year, we have seen so many DIYers creating ornaments for the holidays using the IOD moulds and a variety of art mediums with stunning results. So I decided to create a couple of my own ornaments using the Patina Pastes and I also created the same effect on another type of project so that you can get an idea of how it will look on another surface. The Patina Effect Pastes by Finnabair for Prima are so fun to use and the results are pretty awesome. They differ from other Patina mediums because they have the added texture within the pastes, giving the end result a more authentic look. 

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I just love the visual effect that these pastes create. I also added a bit of the brown rust paste at the end to darken the patina just a bit. Since the pastes are water based, you can use a bit of water with them to help blend the colors. 

I just love the visual effect that these pastes create. I also added a bit of the brown rust paste at the end to darken the patina just a bit. Since the pastes are water based, you can use a bit of water with them to help blend the colors. 

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This is a photo holder I created using the same exact steps. But I went a little heavier with the brown rust at the end to really darken it to look like old aged wood. The plaque I used is called Carte Blanche by IOD. It is 5 in. x 7 in. and would look great on an easel or wall. The metal clip was originally black. I added Art Alchemy Copper wax to have it match the patina. 

This is a photo holder I created using the same exact steps. But I went a little heavier with the brown rust at the end to really darken it to look like old aged wood. The plaque I used is called Carte Blanche by IOD. It is 5 in. x 7 in. and would look great on an easel or wall. The metal clip was originally black. I added Art Alchemy Copper wax to have it match the patina. 

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This was the IOD mould I used called Rustic Fleur-815363. This silicone mould is food safe if you would like to use it for cakes, chocolates, etc.. In the mould, I used IOD paper clay for my projects-it works great!

This was the IOD mould I used called Rustic Fleur-815363. This silicone mould is food safe if you would like to use it for cakes, chocolates, etc.. In the mould, I used IOD paper clay for my projects-it works great!

Take a peek at this Facebook Live I did, showing how to add the pastes, blend and create your own pretty ornaments too.  

Thanks for stopping by today and join our Facebook group for more ideas, videos and information here

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Christmas Candy by Rehab to Fab

For the holidays, we all love making special treats for our loved ones. Stephanie Coon from Rehab to Fab came up with this amazing idea to create unique candy using your IOD moulds, candy melts and more! IOD moulds are food safe and come in a variety of styles that can be used for cakes, cupcakes, candies, chocolates and cookies. Here is what she did...

For the holidays, we all love making special treats for our loved ones. Stephanie Coon from Rehab to Fab came up with this amazing idea to create unique candy using your IOD moulds, candy melts and more! IOD moulds are food safe and come in a variety of styles that can be used for cakes, cupcakes, candies, chocolates and cookies. Here is what she did...

I wanted to do something out of the norm this year for Christmas with these moulds that are manufactured by Prima Marketing Inc. There is so many designs to choose from. I picked up some Wiltons Candy Melts at Walmart the other day for 2.29 a bag.

I wanted to do something out of the norm this year for Christmas with these moulds that are manufactured by Prima Marketing Inc. There is so many designs to choose from. I picked up some Wiltons Candy Melts at Walmart the other day for 2.29 a bag.

I made sure my moulds were clean by giving them a good soak & scrub with Dawn soap & hot water. I took a glass microwave bowl & melted the candy in 30 sec spurts. Making sure I didn't melt them too much. You only want to melt them to the point that it rolls up like clay. You will learn quickly how long to microwave them to get it to a clay consistency. If you melt them too much, just let it set for a bit and the candy will harden up again. Important tip: You can certainly melt the candies and pour into the moulds (they are silicone and can take the heat no problem), however-it does pour over the edge and this will take additional "clean up" on the image and creates a bit of waste of the candy. It's easier to make the candy doughy to form into the mould with clean edges. 

I made sure my moulds were clean by giving them a good soak & scrub with Dawn soap & hot water. I took a glass microwave bowl & melted the candy in 30 sec spurts. Making sure I didn't melt them too much. You only want to melt them to the point that it rolls up like clay. You will learn quickly how long to microwave them to get it to a clay consistency. If you melt them too much, just let it set for a bit and the candy will harden up again.

Important tip: You can certainly melt the candies and pour into the moulds (they are silicone and can take the heat no problem), however-it does pour over the edge and this will take additional "clean up" on the image and creates a bit of waste of the candy. It's easier to make the candy doughy to form into the mould with clean edges. 

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I then added green fishing line to the backs of the candy while they were still soft. Your guest can just pitch the fishing line after eating the candy ornaments. (This of course is optional. If you have children eating the candy, leave out the line. You can display them in a candy dish instead of hanging them. )

I then added green fishing line to the backs of the candy while they were still soft. Your guest can just pitch the fishing line after eating the candy ornaments. (This of course is optional. If you have children eating the candy, leave out the line. You can display them in a candy dish instead of hanging them. )

 I filled the moulds & figured out the best method was to let them set up at room temperature. If you put them in the fridge make sure you run hot water on the backs of the moulds to loosen the candy from the moulds.

 I filled the moulds & figured out the best method was to let them set up at room temperature. If you put them in the fridge make sure you run hot water on the backs of the moulds to loosen the candy from the moulds.

I used edible metallic spray & sugar crystals to decorate the candy . These are a perfectly edible and a beautiful treat for your Christmas parties.

I used edible metallic spray & sugar crystals to decorate the candy . These are a perfectly edible and a beautiful treat for your Christmas parties.

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Display them on a small Christmas tree or a candy dish for easy eating. You can buy these IOD Moulds by Prima here: http://shrsl.com/o6is. 

Display them on a small Christmas tree or a candy dish for easy eating. You can buy these IOD Moulds by Prima here: http://shrsl.com/o6is. 

All thats left to to do now, is enjoy the fruits of your labor!

All thats left to to do now, is enjoy the fruits of your labor!

The moulds can be used for so many DIY projects- the investment is well worth it! Sugar Arts, furniture, small DIY projects, soaps and more!  Thanks Stephanie for this amazing tutorial! See more of her ideas and art work here!

The moulds can be used for so many DIY projects- the investment is well worth it! Sugar Arts, furniture, small DIY projects, soaps and more! 

Thanks Stephanie for this amazing tutorial! See more of her ideas and art work here!

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DIY Santos Dolls by Cat-arzyna "Angels of Dreams"

Our home decor team member Cat-arzyna put together a fantastic step by step on how to create your own Santos style dolls using Prima's art mediums, IOD moulds and a little ingenuity. Her ideas and pieces are always a hit with our readers and we think you are going to enjoy this idea too! Let's see what she did...

Our home decor team member Cat-arzyna put together a fantastic step by step on how to create your own Santos style dolls using Prima's art mediums, IOD moulds and a little ingenuity. Her ideas and pieces are always a hit with our readers and we think you are going to enjoy this idea too! Let's see what she did...

She used a doll she picked up from a local thrift store as the main source of this project and gathered up her other supplies-IOD moulds, an old book, paper clay and glue.  815325-IOD Mould-Moulding 1 814991-IOD Paper Clay 814786-IOD Mould-Baroque 1 814809-IOD Mould-Baroque 4

She used a doll she picked up from a local thrift store as the main source of this project and gathered up her other supplies-IOD moulds, an old book, paper clay and glue. 

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Create folds using the pages in the old book. Fold once toward the spine creating a triangle, then fold again at an angle. 

Create folds using the pages in the old book. Fold once toward the spine creating a triangle, then fold again at an angle. 

There will be a piece that sticks out at the bottom of the page, so give that a trim for a flush edge for the book to sit on. You can use the backside of the page as a guide to cut the straight line needed when trimming off that little excess piece. 

There will be a piece that sticks out at the bottom of the page, so give that a trim for a flush edge for the book to sit on. You can use the backside of the page as a guide to cut the straight line needed when trimming off that little excess piece. 

Once you have enough folds for a nice full skirt, then attach the ends with a strong adhesive. Clip the ends until the glue has set. Using a sharp knife, cut off the upper torso from the doll as you see here...

Once you have enough folds for a nice full skirt, then attach the ends with a strong adhesive. Clip the ends until the glue has set. Using a sharp knife, cut off the upper torso from the doll as you see here...

Adhere the doll to the top of the book skirt and cut off hair if you wish. 

Adhere the doll to the top of the book skirt and cut off hair if you wish. 

Use Finnabair's heavy black gesso to paint the hair black...

Use Finnabair's heavy black gesso to paint the hair black...

Using paper clay and moulds, create decorate appliques to cover the torso of the doll and add some fun detail to the skirt using strong glue...

Using paper clay and moulds, create decorate appliques to cover the torso of the doll and add some fun detail to the skirt using strong glue...

Paint the doll and appliques with white gesso or a chalk style paint. Add darker wax or powder to bring out the details and add shading. For the wing template, head over to Catarzyna's blog to download the pdf. Just print and cut out, then attach to the back of the doll. 

Paint the doll and appliques with white gesso or a chalk style paint. Add darker wax or powder to bring out the details and add shading. For the wing template, head over to Catarzyna's blog to download the pdf. Just print and cut out, then attach to the back of the doll. 

We hope you enjoyed this step by step and be sure to check out more of Cat's work on Instagram too. Her ideas are wonderful! And we would love for you to follow us on our @redesignwithprima Instagram to see inspiring ideas and project from our team and Prima fans. Have a great day!

We hope you enjoyed this step by step and be sure to check out more of Cat's work on Instagram too. Her ideas are wonderful! And we would love for you to follow us on our @redesignwithprima Instagram to see inspiring ideas and project from our team and Prima fans. Have a great day!

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Upcycled Frame with Faux Frosted Glass by Cari Fennell

Today, I have some great ideas to share with our readers, on how to add personality and gorgeous details to an inexpensive frame, plus give it a frosted look with hardly any effort. Once you have the tools and supplies, you can alter anything to make it go from ordinary to extraordinary.... And I am so happy with the results from adding the IOD colored transfer by Prima straight to the glass. Hmm-this could catch on-glass front kitchen cabinets, small windows for some privacy, glass doors on furniture...the sky's the limit with this idea! And I am sure you creatives out there will come up with fabulous ideas of your own...

Today, I have some great ideas to share with our readers, on how to add personality and gorgeous details to an inexpensive frame, plus give it a frosted look with hardly any effort. Once you have the tools and supplies, you can alter anything to make it go from ordinary to extraordinary....

And I am so happy with the results from adding the IOD colored transfer by Prima straight to the glass. Hmm-this could catch on-glass front kitchen cabinets, small windows for some privacy, glass doors on furniture...the sky's the limit with this idea! And I am sure you creatives out there will come up with fabulous ideas of your own...

I got so excited about starting this project, that I forgot to take a before photo of the frame (sorry)! I got it for 5 dollars at a big box store, in the clearance section. It measures 11 inches x 14 inches. The perfect size for the new IOD colored transfer-Nanz Neuner. It comes in two sizes-11in. x 14in. and 24in. x 34in. Make sure you get a frame that is about 1 1/2 in or more in thickness for the mould applique to sit on. 

I got so excited about starting this project, that I forgot to take a before photo of the frame (sorry)! I got it for 5 dollars at a big box store, in the clearance section. It measures 11 inches x 14 inches. The perfect size for the new IOD colored transfer-Nanz Neuner. It comes in two sizes-11in. x 14in. and 24in. x 34in. Make sure you get a frame that is about 1 1/2 in or more in thickness for the mould applique to sit on. 

This is the IOD mould  I used, called Moulding 1--815325. It offers a variety of designs and widths,  making it very versatile to apply them for any kind of project. 

This is the IOD mould  I used, called Moulding 1--815325. It offers a variety of designs and widths,  making it very versatile to apply them for any kind of project. 

For the medium, I used IOD paper clay by Prima. It works great for a project like this because it can bend and shape to the surface you are trying to add it to-which had slight curves. Apply the paper clay applique to your project when it is still wet. Glue it down with a sturdy glue. I used Soft Gloss gel by Finnabair. It's one her art mediums from her Art Basics line she created for Prima. It does crack while it is drying and that's fine with me. If you don't want cracks, try another medium like resin, glue from a glue gun or epoxy. 

For the medium, I used IOD paper clay by Prima. It works great for a project like this because it can bend and shape to the surface you are trying to add it to-which had slight curves. Apply the paper clay applique to your project when it is still wet. Glue it down with a sturdy glue. I used Soft Gloss gel by Finnabair. It's one her art mediums from her Art Basics line she created for Prima. It does crack while it is drying and that's fine with me. If you don't want cracks, try another medium like resin, glue from a glue gun or epoxy. 

Glue down all of the strips until the entire frame is covered. Then add fun little accents to the corners to hide where the strips meet...In the photo below, it's the mould image in the upper right corner. The mould is called Baroque 2--814786 I painted the decorated frame with Fusion Mineral Paint, Limestone-you might need two coats or so.

Glue down all of the strips until the entire frame is covered. Then add fun little accents to the corners to hide where the strips meet...In the photo below, it's the mould image in the upper right corner. The mould is called Baroque 2--814786

I painted the decorated frame with Fusion Mineral Paint, Limestone-you might need two coats or so.

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After the paint had dried, I grabbed some Metallique wax in Vintage Gold. I lightly applied the wax to the raised design to bring out the pretty details. Just add it, let it set for a few minutes and it's permanent! 

After the paint had dried, I grabbed some Metallique wax in Vintage Gold. I lightly applied the wax to the raised design to bring out the pretty details. Just add it, let it set for a few minutes and it's permanent! 

This is what the colored transfer looks like. Here, you can see the details in the image. Take off the backing of the frame, remove the glass and then clean it. Peel off the backing of the transfer and lay it right over the top of the glass. Burnish with the wood stick that it comes with, removing air bubbles and making sure the image is transferred perefectly (it will dull in color-thats how you know it is sticking to the glass surface).   

This is what the colored transfer looks like. Here, you can see the details in the image. Take off the backing of the frame, remove the glass and then clean it. Peel off the backing of the transfer and lay it right over the top of the glass. Burnish with the wood stick that it comes with, removing air bubbles and making sure the image is transferred perefectly (it will dull in color-thats how you know it is sticking to the glass surface). 

 

Then, replace the glass with the transfer and secure. I left the glass open and did not add the original backing, so it would look like frosted glass and semi transparent. It is even more beautiful than I had imagined in my head--bonus! Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you found some inspiration for your next DIY project!

Then, replace the glass with the transfer and secure. I left the glass open and did not add the original backing, so it would look like frosted glass and semi transparent. It is even more beautiful than I had imagined in my head--bonus!

Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you found some inspiration for your next DIY project!

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