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D is for Decoupage


Did you ever dabble in decoupage?

This creative craft offers imaginative individuals an intriguing way to preserve special pictures, stamps or other images on boxes, ceramic jars, dishes, Easter eggs, frames, holiday ornaments, wooden plaques, tables, or other bases.

The artwork is covered and protected by several layers of varnish or another sealer.

The French word “decoupage” may be loosely translated as “cut-out.”

I’m no expert on decoupage, although I have experimented with such crafts.

Here are a few helpful how-to’s on decoupage, published by some particularly crafty friends and writing colleagues:

How to Make Decoupage Glue – Darlene Michaud
This is a craft recipe to make decoupage glue. You can use decoupage glue for many paper craft projects. You and your kids will have fun using this decoupage glue in arts and craft projects!

Decorating Ideas Using Mod Podge Decoupage – Rebecca Wrenn
Inexpensive decoupage decorating ideas are limited only by your imagination. Anyone can create original, one-of-a-kind decoupage decor using Mod Podge. It glues, dries clear, seals and finishes - all in one process.

How to Use Decoupage to Give Furniture a Hand-painted Look – Donna Kay
Decoupage can be used to give furniture an expensive hand-painted look for a fraction of the cost. This technique has been popular since the 17th century and it's not difficult to do.

Decorative Decoupage Egg Craft Project – Jennifer Wagner
Decoupage crafts are super easy to make and a great idea for beginning and advanced crafters alike. Learn how to make beautiful decoupage eggs for any occasion.

Brighten Your Home with Decoupage – A. Hermitt
Decoupage is an age old art form that has been around for centuries. It is returning to popularity as a great way to spruce up your older furniture and accent pieces.

April is National Decorating Month in the U.S., an ideal time to try a new craft project, such as decoupage.

Last year’s A to Z post: Do You Dare to Deceive?

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2 comments:

  1. Haven't done this in ages; maybe April is the month to try decoupage :)

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  2. I wish I could! Whenever it gets fidgity I feel like my hands are like an elephant's paw (or foot or however you call them)

    Greetings from the A to Z trail,
    Sylvia @ Playful Creative

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