Vintage Rustic Tray

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Vintage Rustic Tray made with AnRa Crafts DIY bases and decoupage paper

Hi all Craft lovers. Here is my latest creation, Vintage Tray. To follow along and learn “How I Made It”, please read on.

AnRa Crafts creates beautiful trays and decoupage papers for different DIY needs. Check out which one you like at links below.

https://anracrafts.net/product-category/mdf-bases/trays/

https://anracrafts.net/product-category/paper-supplies/decoupage-papers/

I used Vintage Rustic Tray and Vintage Beauty Decoupage Paper. Let me tell you, it was great fun, working on this project. Here is the list of material I used for this project.

I started my project by arranging molded decoration pieces on the tray. I tried different ways to arrange pieces and once satisfied with the arrangement, pasted them on the tray by using Mod Podge. I also used ball chain to give border finish on the inner border of the tray.

Oops, forgot to remove the handles. No worries, I did that now. Remove the handles to keep them clean. Next, colored the tray with AnRa Crafts faded teal paint.

I gave some brown color shades around the molded pieces to give them depth. Also, used dry brush and gave some strokes on the border of the tray to highlight the beautiful cutwork of the tray. Its time that I gave some shine to tray , so used AnRa Crafts vintage golden chalk paint to give some highlight.

It is time to decorate your tray with beautiful vintage beauty decoupage paper. Oh, how to cut the paper in round shape. It was the question. So, I used kitchen paper towel and marked that by putting on tray first and when I got the perfect shape of the paper napkin, I used that to cut my decoupage paper in perfect shape. I pasted vintage beauty paper on the tray using mod podge. Though I could have put on the handles later, I chose to do it now as it gives something to hold the tray without spoiling all craftwork.

I used some gel medium to cover the surface of the tray . Why gel medium?? I used gel medium because I am going to use oil color to give some shading on the corners. Gel medium gives a smooth surface to the oil color for nice shading. Painted the inner sides of the tray with brown color and spread that little with cheese cloth. For gliding, I have used spouncer. I put the mod podge on the plate and pat with the spouncer  at few places on the plain side of the paper. I used spouncer because then I did not need to wait and could stick gold leaf paper at the same time. I waited ten minutes and removed extra leaf paper with brush.

And now its time for finishing touches. So, for this project I have used epoxy resin to give a shiny look to my project. I mixed up the resin and poured that on to the tray. It took 6-7 hours to get the resin dry. And here is my final project. I hope, you see the shine clearly.

Hope, you all will like the project. Please feel free to message, if you have any queries. Happy crafting dearies.

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