Friday, December 2, 2011

Decoupage gift ideas for Christmas

Christmas is coming! So we are looking for gifts everywhere... Handmade gift is always unique and brings a piece of soul in it. There are some decoupaged gifts I found while surfing. All gifts are from different countries.

Christmas clock with bunnies by Lor4a - (Russia)

Vintage Christmas clock by Irina Lozhnichenko - (Russia)

Jewellery box by Marina Nikulina - (Russia)

Jewellery box and Tree ball by Asket - (Poland)

Tree ball by Doris - (Poland)

Christmas decoration by Sandra -

Winter jewellery box by Agnieszka - (Poland)

If you wish to show your work here just write a comment below,

Monday, November 28, 2011

Jewel box "Mother and daughter"

This nice picture couldn't let me just to admire it. Fortunately I had an clean wooden box to create jewellery storage. It was ready last winter but I didn't take photos of it. Finally I've found suitable background for it (I hope) and now I can show it to my readers. It should be good gift for Chritsmas for a woman or a girl I think.

Jewel box "Mother and daughter"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jewellery box "Racers"

It's the second time I create something for men. Previous time it was the box for my friend's son. The new box was not ordered but inspired by vintage pictures with cars.

  Vintage jewel box "Racers" 

Now it is waiting for new owner.

P.S. You can learn how to decorate something with this tecnique at my DIY decoupage blog

Monday, October 31, 2011

New Christmas candles

Some Christmas candles were born today at the hour of dinner. Funny Santas with Christmas tree and snowman at small candles are wonderful gift for everybody. See them in my shop

Xmas candles 
Xmas candles 
Xmas candles 
Xmas candles

Monday, October 17, 2011

Jewellery box "Winter games"

I like vintage cards and pictures. This napkin gave me an inspiration for this jewellery box. It would be nice gift for Christmas.

Jewellery box "Winter games"

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Masterpieces with polymer clay

Some time ago studying needlework shops I came across a beautiful work that I wish to show you today. Air romantic jewelry from polymer clay is produced by artisan from Malaysia. My favorite serie with roses looks like porcelain.

You can see more works in other style in her blog at

Monday, September 26, 2011

Two mirrors fos sweet children

Today I want to show you two mirrors. I did the first at the spring as a gift to my son's girlfriend birthday. The girl loves cartoon about Tinker Bell. Our gift was really liked by the girl. My son helped sprinkle glitter tree. I am not sure it's visible on the photo.

Mirror "Tinkerbell"

Then my son said that he also wants such mirror in his room. I offered him a "boys' version - Lighting McQueen. But he preferred "something sweet: kittens or bunnies" (he is almost 7 years old). After much thoughts, it was chosen the ideal, in my opinion, option: Rosina Weihtmaster's cats. If you remember, a plate with these cats had already been confiscated by the young thug. The result you can see below.

Mirror with cats

Since I still had pieces of that napkin, I decided to make a second mirror. You can find it in my Dawanda shop.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Romantic clothes hangers

One day I decided to try decoupage on hangers. I was waiting for art market and found some white hangers in good price. Some of them are sold now, so you are lucky to see them all in my blog.

Hangers "Ivy"

Clothes hangers

Clothes hangers

Clothes hanger (part)

Clothes hangers (part)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

La mamma exhibition, Thessaloniki 2011

There was an unusually high number of art markets in Thessaloniki this year. One of them La Mamma is held for several years in a row. This year, the Bank of Piraeus has sheltered artisans in its showroom. As usual, there were not a lot of works, but interesting. However, you may well appreciate them from the photos below.

La mamma - Thessaloniki 2011

La mamma - Thessaloniki 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Glues for decoupage

Today I present you some glues I used for decoupage

Universal glues

1. Decoupage glue - ArtPotch by C.Kreul
Very good glue especially for beginners, no-run. I tried it at different surfaces, the result was exellent.

2. White glue for paper
Common and cheap glue for school works. You have to dillute it 1:1 with water for decoupage.

3. Wood adhesive PVA
The same glue with above but thicker (and by this reason cheaper). Usually sold in big bottles from 500 g. You can dillute it 1:5 with water (1 part of glue, 5 parts of water). Anyway it's not for beginners. Experienced masters can try another ratio.

Special glues

1. Textil potch by C.Kreul
It's special glue for textil. You can decoupage your cloth with it. After 24 hours you have to iron it and you can wash decoupaged clothes at 40 C. Of course don't wait the same durability like from factory.

2. Porcelan potch by C.Kreul
Very useful glue for glass and china. The objects decorated with this glue can be used for food. You just bake your finished object in home oven to get safe for your health surface.

If I try a new glue I will update this page later.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New blog with decoupage tutorials

Some days ago I started new blog with decoupage tutorials from Russian masters. I will try to update it as often as I can. I believe we will meet a lot of surprises.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Draw a heart

Recently I've read in Svetta's blog about the campaign "Draw a heart". The mood of the day was a critical technology. Therefore, the relative heart was drawn.

Sveta is collecting hearts from all bloggers and show them in her blog. Send your hearts!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Canvas decoration class

It's summer now, time to get some rest. So I can show yu some photos from decoupage classes I gave this year.


The canvas with hydrangea was created like sample for my pupils. In this lesson we learn how to do decoupage at the canvas and how to use transparent medium for creating shadows.

Below you can see some creations of my pupils.
These two works had not yet dried out, so wrinkles and glue are visible.

Canvas - decoupage lesson

Canvas - decoupage lesson

There are some finished works

Canvas - decoupage lesson

Canvas - decoupage lesson

Canvas - decoupage lesson

Monday, June 27, 2011

Two jewellery boxes

My friend told me that I am crazy when I've decorated a jewellery box with Christmas napkin at Easter. I don't know why I did it. I just had an inspiration for this napkin which was very siutable for the box. The joke is I sold it immediatly (so you can see below an awful photo of it)

Jewelery box "Christmas angel"

There is an another box I made together with previous (and another fast photography before selling)

Jewelery box

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Summer bazaar. Part 2

This time I've bring some photos with different handmade objects which were in the bazaar.

Wonderful vintage styled lampshades with lace and a women's portraits.

Wooden ships for room decoration.

There is my friend, who weaves trees from wire and beads

One stroke tecnique in painting.

Stand with bijouterie and sandals decorated in nautical style. I liked it very much.

Hand-decorated candles.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer bazaar "Vale fantasia" in Athens

Just returned from summer bazaar in Athens. I had met some artisans I know from the internet. I saw a lot of beautiful creations. A half of people was selling decoupaged items and others - another handmade. The bazaar was at 9-10 June. Some photos with napkin tecnique are below:

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