Fun Food Facts A-Z is a little different this week! When trying to think of food that started with the letter D all I could think of was donuts, duck and dragon fruit. While all those foods are great, none of them inspired me to want to write a post.
So what to do..........Decoupage starts with the letter D! Oh but, it is not a food :( Well if you are like me then you know when inspiration strikes you have to go with it! So for this week Fun Food Facts A-Z has been temporally changed to, Fun Craft Facts A-Z! I will share some fun tips, instructions and some decoupage projects that will make you want to try it yourself this weekend!
1. So what does decoupage mean?
- The technique of decorating a surface with cutouts, as of paper.
- A creation produced by this technique.
( Definition from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/decorating)
2. Don't have a surplus of pretty card stock paper lying around?!?!?!?! You can use almost anything to decoupage! Try cutting pictures out of magazines, old books, old cards, wrapping paper or dried flowers! You can even print out a free image from Google!
3. It can get very messy! Protect the surface you are working on and keep a damp cloth nearby!
4. If you are going to print a photo to decoupage, DON'T use an inkjet printer. The ink will smudge when you apply your glue. :(
5. When using white glue try adding equal parts water and glue. It will help the glue spread easier and more evenly.
6. I love modge podge! The best thing about using modge podge for your decoupage projects, is that it comes in different finishes! Oh and I've recently been seeing small bottles of modge podge in my local dollar stores!
7. Decoupaging can be the easiest way to upcycle something! You can use almost any medium you can think of! My last decoupage upcycle project was my, canvas makeover! It turned out so well for trying decoupage for the first time.
8. Patients are the key to decoupaging. Allowing each coat to dry completely before starting the next, results in better looking projects.
9. How to decoupage:
9. How to decoupage:
- Decide what your medium is going to be. It can be anything; wood, furniture, glass, canvas, etc.
- Grab up all your supplies; glue or modge podge, your cutouts or photos, your medium paint brush, something to smooth on your cutouts (I like to use Popsicle sticks) and a damp cloth.
- Before you start gluing place your cutouts where you want them to go. Measure or sketch your idea out on the medium. Make sure everything lines up just they way you want it. It does not work well if you try to peel something off!
- Coat your medium and back of cutouts. Place there where you want them and smooth down your cutouts.
- Once all the cutouts are in place, coat the whole project. Allow to completely dry.
- Coat again until desired look, allowing it to dry between coats.
10. These decoupage project below are amazing! Which one is your favorite? They are all my favorite!!
Do you have any awesome decoupage projects? If so I wanna hear about them!
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