Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing paper. Colored paper cut outs are glued onto objects and then coated with Decoupage glue. After 10-15 coats you see the "stuck on" appearance disappear and the result looks like painting or inlay work.
Here's a tutorial to show how easy and fun this Decoupage technique is.
Do make a note of the essentials:
1) Cardboard/wooden pen holder
2) Decoupage glue
3) Acrylic paint
5) Scrap paper
You can start by painting the pen holder. You can select any color of your choice. I used a blue acrylic paint for my pen holder.
Once the surface is dry and smooth, you'll see a shiny gloss. The outcome will no longer look like stuck papers instead it'll bring out the self-painted effect.
Your Decoupage Pen Holder is all set to shine bright on your desk.