Marcela Pena
Marcela Pena
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With Old Plates and Saucers...


We all have old plates, saucers, trays, with cracks or chips... But they can always be useful! Look at what I did with them... I will start with the most challenging sample, but then you will see simpler ones...
with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
This tray was no longer used for its chips in the edges. But there is always a second chance!
with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
I started by choosing nice napkins with flowers for decoupage. Cut and glued them with a special material I found at the craft store: a bakeable medium, originally used to paint on ceramics and porcelain. In this case I applied medium on the tray, then pressed napkin flowers on and gave another coat of medium.
with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
I painted the word with acrylics mixed with the same medium.
with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
and "baked" for a few minutes. This makes a sort of crystal cover on decoupage.
with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
I wanted a chalkboard in the centre of the tray. So I covered edges and painted with blackboard paint.
with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
And this is what it looks like now, ready to be hanged in the kitchen!
The next pictures show easier projects, because I used saucers which already had a design, so I only painted the centre with blackboard paint.
with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
and this is another sample with napkin decoupage
with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
Look at all of them together! I had fun doing this!

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  • Elaine DiAntonio
    on Jun 6, 2016

    Love these, what is the bake able medium called by brand name?

    • Elaine DiAntonio
      on Jun 30, 2016

      well, thank you, Connie, for answer g Mrs. P's question, ( I rec'd a copy). I am aware that mp is not bakeable so Mrs. P can ASK ( as you so emphatically state) ;(

  • Hollie
    on Jun 6, 2016

    Really pretty - what was the medium used?

    • Marcela Pena
      on Jun 6, 2016

      @Hollie I am in Argentina Hollie, I don´t know if you can find the same in your country. This is what I used:

      with old plates and saucers , crafts, repurposing upcycling, wall decor
  • Stacy
    on Jun 6, 2016

    These are beautiful. Is that medium like Gel medium here? Or like mod podge? I just love them. Great job.

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