Mastering the Basics  of Decoupage

An Easy Craft for  Anytime!

Have you ever tried to decoupage? It’s a technique that has been around for years, but many people don’t realize what it is and how amazing it can be while crafting. It makes for a fun craft project for kids and adults and is easy to learn.

What is Decoupage?

Since the word is super fancy, most people assume it’s a complex skill that takes years to master and perfect. While some forms of decoupage prove this to be true, it’s actually quite simple. The word decoupage comes from the French word decouper. Decouper means to cut from something else. So essentially, decoupage is simply cutting pieces from something else to create something new. See, pretty simple!

Basics of Decoupage

The surface is very important! Some surfaces you can work with include:  – Glass – Ceramic – Frames – Vases – Scrap Metal – Tin – Pieces of Furniture – Scrap Wood – Wood Cut-Outs

Items You Can Decoupage

– Colorful Wrapping Paper – Patterned Scrapbook Paper – Fabrics – Tissue Paper – Wallpaper – Stickers or Appliques – Paper Napkins – Paper Doilies – Book Pages – Paper Cutouts – Leaves

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