Step 1: You Need This...
- Your motive (napkin, picture from newspaper etc)
- A Decoupage brush
- Decoupage glue (the green bottle)
- Decoupage sealing varnish (to make the motive glossy)
- An object to put your motive on (can be made of almost any material)
Step 2: Tear Off Your Motive...
The thinner paper the smaller or invisible overlapping edges will become.
Tear of the napkin layer of paper that has the motive.
Step 3: Tear or Cut Out a Piece
It's easier to work with smaller pieces when you glue them later on, avoiding airbubbles and wrinkles.
Step 4: Brush Some Glue on Your Object
Step 5: Place Your Motive on Your Object
Place it in the middle and put some glue on your brush. Start applying the glue from the middle and work your way out to the edges. We don't want any airbubbles to be visible so always start from the center of your motive when applying it. Use as much glue as you need. The napkin is supposed to be wet with glue everywhere.
Step 6: Rip Your Edges...
If you think it's to hard, just tear of the edges and apply them seperated as small pieces. I prefer not to tear them fully off since the edges gets more soften not doing it.
Step 7: When Frontside Is Done, Turn It...
Remember to put glue on your object first before applying the pieces
Step 8: Glue Is Dry and It's Time for Some Glossy Feeling
Just brush it on as if it was paint and be careful so that you don't miss a spot.
If you're not satisified with the glossy result, you can apply another layer of varnish when the first layer has dried.
Step 9: The Finished Result.
See the second image for another example of what you can use découpage on.
Please post your upcoming découpage items in this forum thread :-)