Decoupage is derived from the French term decouper, which means cut out. It is the art of decorating objects by gluing cut out paper onto a surface and sealing it with varnish or decoupage glue. It’s a fun way to decorate varies items such as boxes, furniture pieces and other household items. It’s a fun and creative fun way to brighten up the look of any object. Using decoupage technique gives the impression as if the patterns are actually painted in the object, when they really are cut out and glued. This flower decoupage photo box is a fun and creative way using the decoupage sealing technique.
When it comes to decoupage, it works best when you choose paper material that is not too thick. Newspaper, magazine paper or tissue paper works great. Don’t use images which have been printed on an ink-jet printer, the color might leak and smear when coated with the glue. You can cut out or tear out the images you want to use.
For this project here I found some really beautiful flower images from a magazine. I couldn’t resist to cut them out.
The materials you need are a brush ( I prefer foam brushes for decoupage) and decoupage glue or sealer, available at craft stores. I prefer decoupage sealer with a glossy finish. Decoupage dries completely clear. A photo box or any other box of your choice.
I really liked the looks of these big blossoms I found in a magazine. I cut out the images as close as possible to preserve the real-life look of the roses.
After cutting out your images, brush the backside of the image with decoupage, stick it onto the box and brush over it with the decoupage sealer one more time. Really making it stick to the surface of the photo box.
After sealing the image/s with decoupage sealer let it dry for a few hours.
The ideas for decoupage are really endless. You can create so many one-of-a-kind pieces with your own personal touch.
Enjoy your flower decoupage photo box and many other creative varieties of this awesome craft technique.