Method for Wrinkle-Free Decoupage
Follow these step-by-step instructions to create beautiful accessories finished with wrinkle-free decoupage using serviettes.
Decoupage is an easy way to create beautiful accessories for very little cost. If you know how to decoupage, and particularly how to decoupage without wrinkles that spoil the finished design, you can use decoupage to create wonderful accessories and gifts.
For those of you who don't know what decoupage is, we offer an introduction to this popular craft.
What is Decoupage?
Decoupage is a crafty way to transform a plain item into a beautiful piece simply by cutting out paper or similar designs and glueing these onto a flat surface using special craft supplies such as ModPodge or clear acrylic sealer. The cutouts can be anything from wrapping paper with pretty designs, magazine images, or even fabric and serviette designs. You can also purchase pre-packed images for decoupage projects from specialist art and craft suppliers.
What do you need for Decoupage?
Most crafters that specialise in decoupage use ModPodge, which is a clear acrylic sealer. The sealer, once applied sets as a thin, transparent protective film over the surface of the papers, allowing decoupage items to be used for a variety of applications. While decoupage is most commonly used, you can substitute this with a quality clear acrylic sealer, or you can purchase specialist sealers that achieve the same effect but of a better quality.
Where can you use Decoupage?
You can apply decoupage designs to almost any finish, providing it is clean and has been lightly sanded. Obviously, the process won't be permanent on all surfaces, especially on glass or ceramics that are regularly cleaned. You can use Decoupage on wood and board products such as SupaWood (MDF), steel, basketry, ceramics, glass and more. As long as the surface is prepared and several protective coats applied to finish off - when looked after the decoupage design will last a long time.
In this feature, we look at how you can achieve a wrinkle-free finish for your decoupage craft projects, and the video below takes you step-by-step through the process. Enjoy!