Tuesday, August 9, 2011

De-cou-page [dey-koo-pahzh]

The art or technique of decorating something with cut-outs of paper, linoleum, plastic or other flat material over which varnish or lacquer is applied

Exhibit A - aluminum soup can

Brush a coat of Mod Podge along the exterior of the aluminum can

Wrap your pre-cut scrapbook paper around the aluminum can - work slow being aware of air bubbles
Once scrapbook paper is smoothly wrapped around the can, cover with decoupage - several layers
(let dry in-between coats)

Tray - Before

I thought it was a cool idea to turn the trays into picture frames (this was a very short lived idea)

Tray - After (used scrapbook paper and decoupage)

Using the tray to hold stationary goods

I had been hoarding movie and concert ticket stubs since High School - I finally found a functional home for them!

I made this sign for my sister's hair station
 What you'll need:
  • Small/Med sized canvas (I purchased this one at SAVERS - I painted over the existing art with several coats of cream colored acrylic paint.
  • The gold and white on either end of the canvas are pieces of patterned tissue paper
  • The scissors are cut from magazine advertisements
  • The name is spelled out using wood letter pieces (scrabble pieces would work)
  • Glue all items onto the canvas with decoupage
  • Cover entire piece with several layers of decoupage (let dry in-between coats)

Another piece for my Sister's work station
Same concept as the Jaime Meyers canvas - hair scissors were cut from a magazine advertisement & lady and letters were cut from a pin up calendar.

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