Remember those vintage-style hand-held fans we made a couple weeks ago? I did another one with burlap, paint, clay, and decoupage papers. I liked the look and concept and wanted to try it on something bigger. Here I took a laminate covered particle board shoe shelf and turned it into something with more character. I also am not planning on using it for shoes, but for my papers.
I used DIY paint, polyacrylic, IOD mould and clay, Roycycled decoupage paper and burlap.
DIY clay-based paint can be watered down
DIY clay-based paint needs to be sealed
DIY clay-based paint can be wiped back from a well-sealed surface
Using cornstarch in your moulds helps release the narrow and fine pieces
Be gentle with your clay pieces if they are not completely dry and set
Use a thicker decoupage medium to adhere paper to burlap
Seal your painted burlap very well and be sure it is entirely dry to get the best transfer adhesion
You can try the wipe-back method on your burlap too! Be sure it is very well sealed first.
You can paint and seal the burlap before adhering the paper and clay, then paint the clay.