Monday, March 28, 2011

The Joy of Decoupage

Ok, so apparently you can decoupage practically anything, with anything!  This is so exciting.  So this is my first decoupage experience.  We had a board that was not being used for anything so I used flower pictures, newspaper and a black and white print, tore them all into random pieces, then I used glue/water mix and glued everything to my board.  You can also use mod podge, can find it at any craft store, but I didn't have any so I used the glue/water mix.   I overlapped all the edges so you can't see any raw edges anywhere.

I think my first try turned out pretty good!  It needs a clear coat of varnish to seal it once it's completely dry and I will hang it on the wall once I attach a picture hanger.

Make sure not to use inkjet printer pictures, because the ink will run when you put the glue on.  You can make a photo copy of an inkjet picture and that will be fine.  The next thing I'm going to do is all of our light plate/outlet covers.  Instead of buying all new ones, I am just going to cover them all with a pretty scrapbooking paper.  I'll post pics of those when I do them.  :)

Now off to find some other things to decoupage!

1 comment :

Angel said...

FUN! I haven't done that in years, but loved it! Mod Podge not only can be used as a glue, but you can coat the top of it and get a shiny-varnished look, as well.
Might have to steal this idea--really like it!

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