Sunday, 23 November 2014

Candy Box Crafts - 12 ways of decorating MDF Hearts

I am often asked by crafty pals for ideas as to how to decorate the fabulous MDF products made by Candy Box Crafts. Well tonight I have had a little bit of a play with some of the CBC mini hearts  and this is what I cam up with, you can:

Cover them in felt

Colour with a promarker and then cover in ultra thick embossing powder 

Cover them with glass micro beads

Apply a few layers of boot polish and buff until it shines 

Cover with coloured foil 

Apply gilding flakes 

Decorate in designer paper 

Apply shaved ice 

Cover them in decopatch paper

Crackle them 

Paint them 

Stickle/Glitter them 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Candy Box Crafts - MDF Coasters

Having nagged the guys at Candy Box Crafts to death over the past year about how good mdf coasters would be, they have finally made some ... yaaaay! The coasters measure 3.75 inches square and have nice rounded edges.

I painted the coasters with various acrylic paints  in tones from light to dark and left them to dry.Then I dug out a few of the stamps I had bought but not used and stamped them with black Archival ink. I used glossy accents on three of the coasters to highlight certain areas and on one of them I applied several layers of UTE (ultra thick embossing powder). Had great fun and plan to do a few more. Hope you like them.