Monday, June 4, 2012

Welcome to Our 3rd Linky Party, Decoupage Knobs & Show Photos

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to our 3rd Linky Party that I'm posting from our hotel room in Scottsdale AZ.  Please scroll to the bottom to add a sample photo or to see the samples others have posted. I really hope you will join in and post any sample you have made using our products! You have all week to add samples and a random.org winner will be announced next Monday to win a $50.00 Crafty Secrets Gift Certificate.
HERE ARE THE SIMPLE RULES:

1. Your Sample must use some type of Crafty Secrets product.

2. Photo added must link to a Blog, Website or Online Gallery

2. No links to Etsy Stores or Shopping Carts please

We had a fantastic time at the Great American Scrapbook Show and flew to AZ today to start our little vacation. We are here 2 more nights and will drive to Puerto PeƱasco to watch Roger Clyne & the Peacmakers (Scott & Vicki's fave band) play on the beach.

I have a few photos from the show below but I first wanted to show you some knobs I decoupaged with paper from CD #3, Creating with Vintage Typography.  I cut 4 of the dots from the text_dots_med paper shown below (click to see larger) and tried one from text_dots_med. You could cut circles from many of the papers.
I sprayed my paper with a light coat of Krylon Matte Finish, a sealer which stops any ink running from paper printed on an ink jet printer.
We were selling these knobs at the show for $3.95 a package and I will add them to our 2 online stores when I get home (I have a bunch in my suitcase).


I painted my knobs black for contrast and used Mod Podge to paint a coat on the top a knob with a sponge brush and while wet I attached one of the cut circles and painted a coat of Mod Podge over the paper.
I wish my knobs were flatter so the paper would lay flat but I smoothed each circle out starting at the center using my wet sponge brush. If you click on the photo larger you can see a few creases in the paper but it sealed on and feels pretty smooth.

I left the center knob as natural wood and cut a circle from the text_dot_big and inked the edges of the circle with Black Memento Ink and sprayed it with Krylon Matte Finish to seal the ink. It worked but I don't know if it will seal all stamping ink. I will test it when I get home and now I want to try stamping on knobs as our Clear Stamps will curve to stamp a rounded surface like these knobs.

My brain has been bombarded with ideas to stamp on knobs or decoupage copies of photos of my niece and nephew for their dressers, do some with pretty flowers, etc. Vicki made some knobs and used some as stoppers in altered bottles. You could revamp a tired dresser, attach them to cannisters, keepsake boxes and more.

Here are a few photos from the GASC show which was so much fun! See that cool dress form below?  Vicki decoupaged this dress form and you can see all the close up shots and her details on how she did it here on her blog - plus some of the pretty knobs she made.



Okay, now it's your turn to show us a sample you made using any Crafty Secrets products. just click on the link below.




Sandy

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9 comments:

LeAnne said...

These are SHARP! Great way to use that cool paper!

Susan said...

I love those knobs!

Renee said...

Those knobs are gorgeous!! Very exciting :) Sandy - can we link something we created that is not new?

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks Sandy, looks like a great time. Really love your post here, the knobs are a great idea. And thanks for the tip on the Krylon spray.
I just unpacked my Canon6520!! but need a USB cable so excited to try it. Enjoy your concert and have a safe trip home

Rene said...

Wow, those knobs are so cool!

jan said...

Love the knobs!! So many ideas for these!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

I just LOVE those drawer pulls. Now I know just what to do with the lovely CD#3 I received from you. What a FABULOUS idea!
Your products are just THE CUTEST EVER! I used some of your mini vintage creative scraps on the card for my Link Up Party entry. I hope you like it.
Blessings,
Karen L

Karen Letchworth said...

I just LOVE those drawer pulls. Now I know just what to do with the lovely CD#3 I received from you. What a FABULOUS idea!
Your products are just THE CUTEST EVER! I used some of your mini vintage creative scraps on the card for my Link Up Party entry. I hope you like it.
Blessings,
Karen L

Bella@artclubblog said...

The knobs you made look awesome!