Transforms things: decoupage technique

By Admin | The Hands
05 May 2016

Decoupage - one of the most popular classes handy people.First of all, because this kind of decoration objects color images available to anyone.Even someone who does not know the art of painting.The main thing - the presence of patience: to all neatly cut, paste and decorate with special effects, using technology aging, craquelure, patina coating, the Potala or gold.

Another advantage of this type of craft is that decoupage can be applied to any surface - as solid (wood, porcelain, plastic, glass, ceramic), and soft, for example - a fabric.Garnish with exclusive furniture and pattern can be mirror walls and decorative borders.The image that looks after all the work, as if painted, transforms any, even the simple or dilapidated thing.

materials for decoupage, you will need a blank for decorating (cutting board, plates, boxes, tables, glasses, flower pots, etc.).They can be found in specialty stores, or take any old thing that needs restoration.

also need these materials:

  • white acrylic primer (background);
  • colored acrylic paints;
  • sandpaper;
  • set of brushes, sponges;
  • multilayered tissues with a beautiful pattern;
  • acrylic waterproof paint;
  • potal, golden color;
  • PVA glue.

Yachting Some use lacquer, but it tends to turn yellow, which can spoil the look of things, especially when it is decorated in bright colors.For larger surfaces is better to use in furniture lacquers.

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decorate dresser

lusien2005 lit decorate dresser African motifs.I find the exact image that first decided to print on tracing paper, but then stopped on a special paper for decoupage free decor.Working with her proved a pleasure: the film is easily separated from the paper with an adhesive layer, so the individual is not necessary to lubricate the glue.

Chest has been toned in basic color, covered with gold spray paint that new posts slightly scratched, used to make things look.Then lusien2005 carved motif, place it in a bowl with warm water and after it separated, pasted on the dresser.

Then it was the turn of napkins.They operate on the same principle: a thin layer is separated from the image, which is then glued.Master drawing touched up with paint, varnish several times, polishing cloth each layer worked cracelures cracks jammed gold acrylic, and finally varnished.

Transfiguration coffee table

By Olesya Olga, accidentally fell from the wardrobe small table.His mistress has also decided to decorate African motifs.Initially, the table was sanded, then coated with primer.When working with wipes have difficulties they puckered, curled, sprawling and did not want to go to the surface evenly.Climbed Internet to find a solution the problem, Olesya, Olga found a simple solution: the glue is applied to the table, give to dry completely, above put a napkin on her - a white paper that iron iron.

be printed pattern can be a good sprinkle with hairspray and then paste.

From the edge of the cloth made new posts curb Kant entire table decoration and completed using acrylic paint and stencils.

Making Tissue

NainT same way made napkin holders: to prepare the surfaces treated and primed.To paint dry faster hairdryer.From napkin vending carved motif of, disconnect the upper layer and glue PVA, diluted with water at a ratio of 1: 3.Again, a hairdryer to dry and covered with several layers of acrylic lacquer.

To get a more interesting effect, it is possible to paint after priming the surface of dark paint, dried, varnished for cracelures (NainT took advantage of one-step).Again, a bit dry, and then apply the paint with a sponge lighter shade.These result in cracks that give things vintage look.


marusya21 also using the technique of decoupage, painting did - first to the canvas with a frame, but then I realized that it is better to use a conventional fiberboard, filled it with the rough side.In her taped printed on a laser printer picture (if the jet - ink will flow) and covered with varnish.Various textures can be obtained by experimenting with matte, glossy or krakelyurnym varnish.


Minsk found the country abandoned the box-like trunk.Launder it and cleaned, covered in two layers of white paint, then obkleila napkins and caused the final coat of acrylic lacquer.In the same way the old mistress ennobled plywood cabinet: sanding, creating a rough surface to paint a good lay, painted with white paint.Outside dealt two layers of white acrylic paint in the style Chebbi-chic: the first layer - simple brush strokes, the second - barely touching the brush like a sponge.Then the images were pasted napkins and everything is covered with varnish.

Useful tips

that was not visible boundaries of the drawing, printed from the printer, a participant forum Cameo advises thin the paper.It is better to use paper weighing 120-130 g / m².Print the image, cover it with 5-6 layers of varnish: wait for drying of each layer, and then apply the new - across the previous!

After drying varnish-cut pictures, and soak it in warm water for 30-50 minutes - until the paper begins to separate from the paint film.If in some places badly soaked paper, it can dampen your finger and gently roll up, being careful not to break the lacquer layer.The film is a colorful layer is much thinner than paper, its edges are invisible.The film is put on paper, so that she has absorbed excess moisture, stick to the PVA, a small rubber roller, remove air bubbles and dry.

Zavodinka offers a way to remove the bottom layer of paper with the printed image: the back of the tape and stick flick of the wrist to remove the film, and together with it - the first layer of paper.Will only the top layer with a pattern.

Tashenka tells how to make a thin cloth is flat when gluing, which is especially important if the image is applied to the glass shape.To do this, use a regular file folder.Lay it face down on the fragment, drip of cold water on him to wipe swimming in a pool.Immediately straighten all the wrinkles and drain excess water from the file.Detail apply to the prepared surface and slowly knit with the surface to be decorated.The file is needed in order to smooth out all the creases and thus the image is not torn.

elastic glued to the image, you can not use PVA and acrylic lacquer.

on materials participants of the forum "Home and Cottage"