Decoupage is a French word which means “cutting out”. It applies to any material that can be cut out. We are going to do paper decoupage.
How to Decoupage Trays Baskets and Boxes
CRAFTS MATERIALS NEEDED
A tray, basket or box
Old playing card
HOW TO DO PAPER DECOUPAGE
Give the article to be covered, a coat of glossy or flat-finish enamel. Allow it to dry.
Cut out pictures, or parts of pictures, from magazine pages printed on heavy paper. (Thin paper will show the printing on the reverse side).
Arrange the cut-outs on the surface of the article. Shift pictures around until you arrive at the most effective arrangement.
Remove a single cut-out, and spread a thin layer of glue on the back of it. Put the cut-out back into position and press down firmly and evenly, using edge of playing card to smooth out wrinkles. Carefully remove excess glue with a damp cloth.
Do each cut-out in the same manner, until entire surface is covered.
Allow glue to dry for several hours. Then give entire article a coat of clear, waterproof varnish in glossy, semi-gloss or dull finish.