Right before Christmas, I decided to take some time of work due to several stressful situations. To keep myself busy, I got involved with decoupage. I started with small napkin decoupage projects, but since it never takes me long to learn I quickly found myself getting more involved in decoupage. I’m planning on working decoupage into artisan jewellry and who knows what else we can come up with.
As for the projects I’ve already made, well some of the projects became gifts and one in particular went to a friend, Jacqueline, who has a young and very inquisitive daughter. She asked me to teach her how to decoupage a box for an aunt of hers. She wanted to give her a surprise and liked the napkin decoupage wine box I gave her mom.
For this wine box, I used a colorful napkin and cut out the different flowers, branches and birds. Like I said, Jacqueline’s daughter, Isabella, really liked the design and asked if I could teach her.
We started off with small MDF containers. Mine is on the right and Isa’s is on the left. We used wide, hard bristle paint brushes and white, water based enamel paint.
For the first class all we did was sand down the rough parts and put on the first coat of paint.
This was the end of our first class. Next week we will proceed to the application of the napkin, which requires a little more patience and time.
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