Decoupage is the art of applying and sealing paper cutouts on almost any surface to decorate almost anything from picture frames to lamps, furniture and dishes.
Things You'll Need
- Tack Rags
- Wood Stain
- Wood Sealer
- Wood Filler
Fill any dents or holes with wood filler.
Rub with a tack rag.
Use a water-soluble and alcohol-based wood stain to stain the wood.
Use shellac to seal the wood.
Paint the wood and seal again, if you like, before applying the cutouts.
Tips & Warnings
- If wood is already painted, sand off the paint and wipe the remaining paint stains with turpentine before you begin Step 1.
- Choose a paint that's compatible with the sealant you use.
- Wood painted with anything containing silicone will be difficult to prepare.
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