Saturday, 3 October 2015

Decoupage MDF Pics...

Happy Saturday,

Today I am at Strikes Wilmslow garden centre, pop down if you are in the area!

I thought I would share some of the samples I made for yesterdays One Day Special on Hochanda using the decoupage papers and the beautiful MDF.

This is the sample of the Nativity scene that I had, it takes a while to make so I wasn't able to demo this whole piece on air however I hope you liked the quick demo and explanation I did in the simpler colours.  I personally like the one I demoed with the simpler Graphite and gold gilding wax.  I did think however you might like to see the close ups of the different pieces in the set.  I coloured these using the Christmas Mica Watercolour palette.

I really hope you enjoyed the shows and the demos / samples I will give awaken of the demo pieces from the shows On Tomorrow post!



  1. Good Morning John

    I thoroughly enjoyed your shows including the tug of war!! Has your partner insured their fingers now they are famous? I loved this kit so many possibilities may need to get it for the grandchildren to make. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a good weekend

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  2. Morning John,
    This is stunning I did watch your program while you made this, shame you didn't have time to do the full demo for it.. All your shows are great the demos help me tremendously.
    I spent a lot of yesterday playing with my shimmer paints and the Christmas water colour cosmic shimmer paint set.
    Very happy with the way my Santa came out even though the photo didn't do it justice, and have started to prepare the MDF gingerbread houses & other pieces, will be stamping and embossing them over the weekend.. Ready for my grandchildren to finish decorating them and make their wreaths.
    Thanks for. Your inspiration.
    This morning Hubby and I have our flu injection.
    Have a great weekend

  3. This is wonderful. Unfortunately I couldn't see yesterday's show as I was travelling. Hope you have a good day today.

  4. Morning John, this is fantastic we didn't really get a close up of it on the show but the one you did with the other colours looked great also.
    Nancyd xx

  5. A fabulous creation! The colours look so vibrant and lovely. Debra x

  6. Morning John,
    I missed this as my channels were playing up ! It's a lovely piece and the way you have coloured it looks great. I'm sure the kids will love this at christmas!
    Well done you!
    Anne M xx

  7. Good morning John, I missed your shows :( I forgot to record :( I bet you had fun!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  8. Hi john,

    I have been watching your shows this week great fun.

    Wish you were nearer to me so you could do a demo I could get to.

    Enjoy the weekend and Sykes today.
    Hazel c uk

  9. What a wonderful centrepiece for a family Christmas, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Good morning John this is a stunning set. I love how you have decorated the nativity scene. I would have loved to decorate one of these when our daughter was young. I hope they are still around when we have grandchildren. Have a great day today you are so busy. Hugs Jackie

  11. Hi John,
    Very creative, this is such a lovely set!
    Lorna D

  12. Eh up John
    Not my thing but beautifully decorated and the way you did the dripping snow was genius.
    Safe travels.
    Ang x

  13. Morning John, wonderful creation, loved it.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxxx

  14. Morning John,
    Managed to watch most of your shows yesterday, great work.

  15. Sweet John. Catching up on your decoupage shows from yesterday. Jan went to see you in Kent the other day and has a card on her blog, inspired by You. xxx

  16. Like Mrs Duck, this is not my thing but you have produced something that many would love to have in their windows over the Christmas period. I was annoyed last night, I was all set to catch up on your shows I had missed and realised not one had recorded except the first. I just hope you will do some of the techniques again sometime so I can broaden my eduction.


  17. Hi John, I thoroughly enjoyed the shows yesterday!
    All the samples were really nice ,great way to do the x.mas deco.
    Enjoy the weekend and take care Jane B.

  18. Hi John,
    Wonderful nativity scene, we have a nativity set but it never had a stable and I have made various ones from shoe boxes over the years. Maybe it's time to make one that should survive a bit better!
    Have a great day and thanks for all the great inspiration,
    Heather Treble

  19. Hi John. Not for me, but loved watching your demos. Have a great weekend. SueL x

  20. Really different....but not my thing!

  21. Not my thing but I can appreciate all the work that's gone into this.


  22. Sorry didn't get to watch your shows,but this is gorgeous.
    Love Nancy xx

  23. The snow looks great. Wish I had seen how you did this. I hope you have fun today.
    PS. Who won yesterday's card?

  24. Love this. Wish I had seen the show but channels playing up. Hope they might repeat it.

  25. Fantastic creation. Not one for me, but I've noticed such things can cost a lot to buy in a shop. BTW - your 4 x 4 background stamps work beautifully - I'm delighted with them.
    Tonbridge Sue

  26. Hi John, I am so loving all these beautiful MDF creations I think I am now addicted.
    I have three sleighs to do although one of them is a gift and I now want to get a pair of lanterns to decorate too. Oh and an advent thing as well lol
    my husband is looking a bit worried about all these things I keep adding to my list.
    I was always a bit nervous of projects like this but I am so enjoying it I really don't know what I was worried about.
    Thank you so much for the inspiration, wonderful demo's and clear instructions.
    you are a star.

  27. Hi John, I'm so sorry that I missed this demo, as this is gorgeous !!
    I hope your demo day is going well.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Not managed to watch yesterday's shows yet but taped them all so guess what I'm doing tomorrow:)

  29. Hi John,
    sweet nativity scene. Have a bit of hit and miss
    seeing your shows but hope on some repeats so
    I can see them later, hugs Maria x

  30. Hi John, oh I love this nativity scene, it's beautiful, it really is. What Christmas is all about. We have a nativity scene which we bought back from Spain in 2005 for 6 euros and it's still going strong! I really really love this though and can imagine in mica watercolours xx "Thank you John" Hope you've had a wonderful day in Wilmslow xx Love Karen xx

  31. Hi John. This is a lovely Nativity set. I am still trying to catch up with your shows, they are great so far : ) Take care x