How To Decoupage

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Learn how to decoupage, the supplies you'll need and potential decoupage projects with tips from an expert in this free video series.

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Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing pieces of colored paper onto objects like small boxes or decorative furniture. This ancient craft was seen in early 12th century Chinese peasant art and gained great popularity in France during the 17th and 18th centuries. Objects are sometimes painted or gold leaf is used. Then, paper is laminated to the object with a special varnish or decoupage glue. A variety of household objects can be used in this handicraft, including glass dishes, wooden boxes and even candles, while newspaper, magazines, wrapping paper and decorative napkins can be used as the paper for decoupaging. In this free video series, our expert will demonstrate how to decoupage a variety of household items. With step-by-step instructions, our expert will show you how to cut the paper for your decoupage project, how to glue the paper to your object and how to smooth and cut the edges for a beautiful finish to your craft project. In this video series, our expert will decoupage a glass platter, a wooden box and a candle, but you can experiment with many household items with this fun and easy craft the whole family can enjoy.

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