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Porthole plate with handpainted fish

Porthole plate with fish
The mold for this plate was constructed using timber and MDF. It started with a simple circle of wood. Then I added some more onate pieces that I cut out with a scroll saw and placed them around the edge of the plate. I then added the lump bumps with glue. Sanded and sealed the whold thing. Then I made a latex rubber mould from that.

Hand painted by myself ... it is supposed to represent the look of a porthole.
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Little round picnic plate molded plaque.

Little round picnic plate molded plaque.
This is one of my picnic plate moulded craft plates. I have made literally hundreds of these to sell at craft market. There wer sometimes hand painted and sometime decorated with decoupage. You can find instructions on how to make the little plates here:
Picnic Plate Crafts on Squidoo
The basic design for this particular plate, plus many more that I made in a similar fashion started by folding a piece of paper into quartes and sometims eights, the cutting random pattern from the paper to make a stencil. I then sponged the stencil design on to the plate which was pre painted with the background colour. I then used the sponged areas as the base for my design and added brush strokes, outlines, and bit by bit, more and more detail.
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Decoupage - Plastic serving dish transformed with decoupage.

This is a plastic serving dish from the $2.00 shop.
It was first lightly sanded then painted with "Liquitex Matt Medium" to grab on tight to the plastic. I let it cure for a few days before painting on the background. The background colour was an off white paint by JoSonja. The brown edges were burnt umber and a touch of Pthalo blue. The colours were blended in directly on the dish. It was then varnished with clear water based varnish