Americana Decor Wellies

As well as being a keen crafter, I also love to spend time in the garden.  When a project brings the two together, I couldn’t be happier!  I upcycled an old wellington boots ornament to create a lovely new feature for our garden porch – I’m so pleased with the result!

I began by painting the wellies using Serene Chalky Paint, which is a beautiful pale blue colour.  This project took two coats, because there was an intense pattern to cover, however a lot of projects can be covered with just a single coat of the Americana Décor paint.  When the paint was dry, I then covered the wellies with a coat of Soft Touch Varnish to give a beautiful soft sheen.

My gardening wellies are always caked in a layer of mud, so my ornament wellies were to be no exception!  I painted on some Dark Brown Crème Wax to give a muddy look to the base of the wellies.  I also brushed this into the grooves around my painted gems, and then used a cloth to wipe back the excess, leaving the wax to settle in the recesses.  When dry, the wax gives a lovely aged effect and highlights the texture.

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Finally, I made some heart embellishments, which I die-cut from Chipboard using the Heartfelt Bigz Die.  I then covered these in Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel, and heat-set them to give a lovely shabby chic finish.  I glued these on using Silicone Glue.

I hope you enjoyed my latest project!  Don’t forget to send us photos of your home décor projects and ideas for using the Americana Décor range – we would love to see your creations!

Bethany

 










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