Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Decoupaged Fireplace Screen

It's made of pressed fiberboard. Not good for a real fire in the 'place.'
 But it was free.
I don't use that fireplace because it's a doggie safe space.
I wanted to experiment and I had all these illustrations from
 Country Homes mag.
I wanted to avoid cleaning the bathroom.
So, I put down some newspaper and painted it with gesso.

Pasted down the photos with matte gel. Smoothed them out with fingers since my brayer has collected "stuff" and no longer brays smoothly.

 Rubbed it over with sable brown and honey brown paint.
 Rubbed the edges with gold, coated with another layer of matte gel and all done!

What are you working on?? Love, Linda


  1. Oh I love this! It is very pretty on your fireplace! I am not really working on anything at the moment..other than my book and some Easter baking. Have a wonderful Easter! xoxo

  2. This is really nice. Very creative and oh so much fun to make. I would rather make and create things than clean my bathroom too.
    I'm still working on collages with liquid watercolor, soon I will mak wooden bracelets with silver beads. I will post them when I finish.
    Thanks for sharing

  3. you chose such beautiful pictures!

  4. What a wonderful idea and you did such an amazing job! Thank for showing us how you did it! I love tutorials!
    ♥ Jil

  5. Hi Linda

    I love your fire screen. Where did you purchase it from. I have looked everywhere. Iwould like to decorate one for myself.


  6. Actually I didn't purchase it - it was here when I bought the house. It's made of fiberboard so it isn't firesafe. The prints are from Country Homes Magazine as well as some scrapbooking papers I had, Thanks for visiting!

  7. Decoupaged Fireplace Screen. It's made of pressed fiberboard. Not good for a real fire in the 'place.' But it was free. I don't use that fireplace ...