decoupage

I am working on an instructable decoupage project, and it's nearly finished. To make it easy, I am supplying all of the art, but it's about six or seven pages to be downloaded. I took pictures from my old Pompeii guide, and altered them plus used some copyright free clip art resized to purpose which amounts to about six or seven pages. Am not quite sure how or where to do the art  pages in my instructable. They don't need to be seen separately, and the Steps pictures show what you are cutting out. But where do I put them to download? This is my first instructable, so I just need some help. I have designs for two more decoupage projects, all artwork either altered from books or copyright free. I am a professional artist and collage is my hobby, and my favorite home decor projects.  The picture below is my project. Would really appreciate some help getting started. My thinking says that the very first step should be the art to download, but it's all these pictures that don't need to be seen separately.

Topic by tesseliot 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago




What to make of a wood plank?

I have a piece of plywood - 17.5"x7" (thickness- 0.5"). Any suggestions on what I can make out of it? I'm leaning towards using spray paint (black matte) and decoupage, since I have no access to power tools of any sort to work the wood. Any ideas would be great! Thanks in advance!

Question by chenoa28 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What materials can I use to decorate a very boring car exterior that won't cut my gas mileage?

I have a honda civic hybrid.  It is so beige that I lose it in the parking lot.  Could I decoupage areas of the exterior (cut out photos, glue them on, and then put on a sealer)?  Use some kind of paint for free-hand decoration (if it isn't absolutely smooth, won't it cause wind resistance)?  Use spray paint (Rustoleum?) and stencils?  Cut out shapes from contact paper?  In the past, I've used magnets (fall off), bumper stickers (get raggy looking fast).

Question by ninapratt 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


help me find this?

I'm looking for good tutorial or  tips for art like this  http://www.wonderhowto.com/wonderment/painstakingly-crafted-3d-paper-art-0123777/#comment-12026 i know i can do this, but a few things throw me off, maybe i dont have the right tools? I just have one type of X-acto blade. Thanks a million!

Topic by WhyHello 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Covering a stickered laptop with epoxy resin? Answered

Hi! I recently got a new laptop and I covered the top cover with stickers and it looks pretty good if I do say so myself. I didn't want the stickers to peel up or anything so I went on over to the hardware store and bought some Krylon Crystal Clear spray, which is an acrylic lacquer based spray. I sprayed a whole 32 coats on that sucker and it was still paper thin. It's as if I simply made the surface shiny, and the stickers could still easily peel up. So I did a lot of research and I found a lot of things but I figured a 2 part pour on epoxy resin was the best choice. It's thick, self leveling, self doming, and it cures instead of air drying. My goals from the beginning were to eliminate surface texture altogether. I want the end product to be like those table top bars with stuff encased inside within a clear glass-like coating. I have found a lot of stuff, but I have yet to find anyone that has done what I am trying to do, and since it's my new laptop, I have concerns. How durable will the epoxy be? I want to make sure that it will be able to withstand the life of a college student, although I'm a quite careful one at that. Will the epoxy have any trouble bonding and staying bonded to the Krylon spray? It's an acrylic lacquer based coating according to the company. I don't want the shell of epoxy separating from the top of the laptop. I'm worried about bumping the edges and having the epoxy chip off or just separate altogether. That last question is the main and most important one, really. The last thing I want happening is for the epoxy to dry and then separate from the laptop or crack or chip or something. The epoxy I've settled on for now is Envirotex Lite, I'm not sure how much epoxy differs between manufacturers. I've emailed several companies asking lots of questions and I've gotten a lot answered, but these ones have yet to be solved. Thank you so much for reading this and any input or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Question by jcbeaver7 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I want to make wall tiles out wooden blocks/paper - is decoupage best? How should I seal it? Answered

I have tons of vintage paper.. and tons of 4 x 6 wooden blocks - I want to make wall tiles... i sanded the tiles, and I think I should decoupage the paper to the tiles and then seal it??? Sound best?

Question by apmckeown 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What Adhesive and or Sealant to decoupage a car with fabric, paper, & ...?

Hi Guys, Maria in Florida here. Bought a 2013 Honda Fit which I love but is all black. Did I mention I live in FLORIDA? It would have to withstand relentless Sun & Water, dry slow enough so that I can manipulate materials and remove air bubbles before they harden, be flexible enough to accept movement within the frame and dry hard as diamonds.  Oh, and if it could take a coat or two of wax so I can keep up the shine that´d be great too. I don´t plan to put anything 3-dimensional so at least there´s that?! Many thanks for any suggestions. Cheers and Can´t wait to hear from all you brilliant ¨Instructablers.¨ :)

Question by lasuperchica59 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How can I make this book cover look old?

I'm making the Book of the Vishanti from Doctor Strange out of an old textbook, but since it was so clean and well-preserved (as well as the wrong color) I decoupaged some crumpled tissue paper to the cover and painted it with some acrylic paint. Now my problem is that the cover looks a little too much like it was painted, and is really just one flat color. Are there any techniques I can use to make it look more worn and ancient?  Note: in person, the cover looks a lot more drab and consistent in its color.

Question by Numbuh1Nerd 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How can I make original art tiles that can go on a bathroom wall?

I've seen what was done as decoupage but this wouldn't work in a bathroom. Is there a way to transfer art to a ceramic tile that would be indellible to steam etc?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What is a safe finish/sealer to use to make a set of decoupaged baby blocks drool-proof? Answered

I have decided to make a set of wooden blocks for my son.  I'm using Mod-Podge to decoupage pictures and designs, along with acrylic paint on the blocks. I know that Mod-Podge is water soluble, so it could make for a pretty gummy block after a 6 month old attacks it.  I'll need to make it water proof somehow.  On reading a particular Instructable on these blocks, the author said to use a non-toxic acrylic sealer.  I could not find such a sealer (or none stated "non-toxic") at the craft-store.  What is a safe brand or alternative to use?  OR. . . Mod-Podge aside,  what kind of method would YOU use to make these said set of baby-safe blocks? I thank you, kindly!

Question by tobywankenobi 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I dress up a pair of tennis with drawings? Answered

 I have a pair of white tissue tennis that I want to dress up. I chose an image from a book. I'm also planning to shred the image so it can fit. The only problem is: How do I transfer the image into the tennis tissue? I heard of a tissue decoupage, but I don't mind transfering the image by hand (with ink, pens and that stuff) but it must be water-proof. Check out the images so you can understand what I'm planning to do :) Thank you all for you answers.  

Question by soyblondy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need Ideas For Collapsible Lightbox For SECRET Engagement Idea :)

So, I've been dating a wonderful girl for a while now and in the relatively near future I would like to pop the question. I have a clear idea of how I'd like to do it but need some expert crafter advice to pull it off. My idea is a fairly innocuous guerrilla art installation which was inspired by the Banksy paintings he surreptitiously installed in museums. I want to surprise my lady by taking her to a museum and having an accomplice quickly deploy my idea in gallery for us to "stumble upon". My idea is for a lightbox, suspended from a tripod. The illuminated box will have pictures of us on all six sides and the top will open and the ring will be inside. I've made simple decoupaged cardboard lightboxes before, but this time it needs to be something collapsible which will fit in a messenger bag or something similar. My current thinking is to have the six sides of the box be plexiglass squares attached to one another with hinges. The sides would all be hinged to the bottom center piece. The front and two sides would then fold up to make the front and sides of the box. The rear piece would be two lengths of plexiglass attached to fold up and over making the back and the lid of the box (see very rough sketch below for my idea of how the pieces would be hinged). What I'm looking for is suggestions on: What materials to use for the box itself and types of hinges (is plexiglass/lexan a good idea?) and how to attach the hinges to the box (glue?) A way to make the sides all stay up once they are folded into place (I was thinking perhaps loops on each side piece you could slide a small dowel through or something) And anything else you might want to suggest. Again the goal is to be able to bring this thing in without attracting attention, assemble it very rapidly, and be able to break it down quickly once everything is done. If I can pull all this off I'll document the process and post it here. Ideas?

Topic by FunkLiberationFront 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago