After a few years in a new city, i decided to start up a hobby. For a while i was unsure about what kind, and I ended up trying a few.
The first one was a fish tank with all kinds of fish, shrimps and snails. Although it was fun, it made a lot of mess. Water everywhere, and i couldn't jus leave it for a few days when u take a vacation. I still have fish, but i stopped breeding them. Too much responsibility.
So i bought two pet rats. They are the best. Some people don't understand whats fun with rats, but its really fun. But my rats sleep during the day, and i cannot make things to put on my wall with rats, so i decided to do something really hobby like.
I tried scrapping, not my thing. I tried Photos, not enough. I ended up with decoupage!!
The first step was to buy everything i needed. I have bought decoupage glue, enough for a few years i think :P And i have some nice napkins. I will write a list with stores and if they have a website, it will end up in my blog, but i live in norway, so for other readers, you have to look for it yourself.
With decoupage glue and a few napkins i started off easy. I bought some candle holders and some glass, and started decorating. The result of my first few products is awesome. Decoupage glue is white, but turns blank when dried. I was a bot worried the first time, cause it took a few hours for it to get dry, but i was very pleased to see the result afterwards.
Then i decided to take it one step further. I got some plank peaces, and painted them i a various of colors, and i used acrylic paint. Getting a hold of some stencils, i painted letters on the planks, and woilla! i now have pretty decorations to hang on my walls.
So, wanna start doing easy and nice decorations? Here are a few of the things you will need.
Scissors, many! You will break them after a while!
paper in all the colors you can get your hands on, but you will mostly need white basic paper.
napkins, you can never get too much!
paint. Acrylic paint
knife, a really razor sharp knife.
If you have a printer, awesome!
Used soda cans! alot!
OK! thats the basic. now, lets see some pictures of some of the stuff i made the last week! On most off the stuff i have made easy-to-follow guides through Snapguide.