Saturday, September 7, 2013

MDF Round Placemat!

Are you bored of my MDF projects yet?

I don't know about you but I have been bitten by this mixed media bug and when I combine it with MDF, it just makes me happy. So whatever your answer maybe to the question above, I am not going to stop :D

Last week I worked on this round placemat from Craftslane and thought it would make for a great coffee table center in the living room.

Here is what I did with it. And I do not have the work in progess pictures for this project to share with you because I changed my mind about thousand times from birds to flowers to elephants and what not before putting it together and a lot of things added were impromptu :)

The process is quite similar to the one that I used when I made this peacock tray so I am not explaining it again here. But if you have questions, feel free to leave it as a comment.

I started the design with a big offset butterfly in mind and since I didn't have such a big butterfly stamp, I hand cut the butterfly, painted over it and added the details using black acrylic paint and fabuous paint brushes from Craftslane

The base was made using pages from an old book and mod podge. And even though it isn't visible in the pictures here, the subtle text showing from behind the paint adds to the texture.

The flowers and small butterflies were stamped with black stazon ink and then fussy cut and layered on the placemat. I used paper scraps with mod podge first to add texture, then painted over it with acrylics before stamping. Foam brushes are really cool for applying mod podge and there is a great variety available at Craftslane.

I added more details with white paint and highlighted the images using charcoal pencil.

This project looks so artistic and I loved making it. I am also contemplating using it as a coffee table center with a glass bowl of floating fresh flowers or putting it up on the wall using a embroidery hoop or maybe turn it into a wall clock. Possibilites are endless !

I am looking forward to your inputs on this project eagerly :)

Have a fun-filled weekend!


  1. 100 years to you ujjwal, i was thinking of your flowers and here is your post. its very colourful and awesome project

  2. This is so bright and cheerful Ujjwal!! What creativity!! And no, I am not bored of your mdf projects!! Keep them coming :)

  3. What an absolutely gorgeous Mixed media project Ujjwal ..The bold colors and design are fabulous ..Especially love your hand drawn butterfly :)

  4. very artsy and vibrant, Ujjwal,the use of white enhances the whole effect!! You used charcoal pencil to blend and highlight the tell me if one need to seal it with modge podge later....and thanx Ujjwal for your lovely comment on the chimes :)

  5. No I am not bored.i am inspired every single time.Loved the way you used these neon colours here and made this beautiful versatile conversation starter.

  6. Flowers and butterflies are beautiful. Perfect.

  7. very creative and inspiring......Awesome......