Learn how to decoupage with no wrinkles.
Decoupage sure is a fancy word for the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it. However, wrinkles in your paper can be a big issue while decoupaging. So I am here to show you how to do it the only way I can, by making it easy and simple, with a laugh and a story.
But first I have a few questions for you:
Do you want it long or short?
Every step or just the facts Ma'am!
Funny or Funnier??
These are the only questions you need to ask yourself when you are choosing how you want Tanglewood Sue to teach you today.
Learning how to decoupage without wrinkles is an awesome mad skill to have. It can open so many doors to creative bliss. Well, you can learn how it's done in two ways, a short and a long way, so you can choose what works best for you AND you can yell at me twice.
In synopsis, you will need:
Tissue paper in different patterns.
An iron, an inexpensive paintbrush, and a paper plate.
Do not despair if you do not know where to buy these materials. I do not only tell you the HOW but also the WHERE. Follow this link and you will find everything you need to decoupage with no wrinkles like a pro.
The first step to start your project is to pour some Mod Podge into your paper plate and use the paintbrush to apply it to your piece. Make sure you cover the entire surface, do not miss any spots. Repeat this step two more times. You are probably yelling at me, "But Sue!! Does it really need three coats?" Yeap, it does. Trust me, you can thank me later.
While the Mod Podge is drying, grab your selection of tissue paper, get the backings off and practice your design. Play with the pieces of paper until you find one that makes your heart happy. There are no right or wrong answers, just unleash your creativity.
When you have your design ready, arrange it on your project and put a piece of parchment paper on top. Then push out with a hot iron. The heat will reactivate the Mod Podge and the tissue will adhere to your piece.
Finally, spray the lacquer to seal your design. Simple, right?! Well, if this was too fast-paced for you, here comes the long version to the rescue!
This version may be anywhere from 20 minutes to a 3 part 2 hour series. The cost varies anywhere from 10.00 to 65.00, include purchase links and can be watched forever
I don't offer this smorgasbord on all my DIY tutorials but when I do, I want you to know you have options.
Now let's go decoupage, shall we?? Do not forget to share your creations with me, I love seeing the results. Post your final project on Facebook or Instagram and make you tag me, Tanglewood Sue, your Crazy Ass Craft Coach.
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