Fans of the craft know well the term decoupage, which designates a decorative technique by which are decorated furniture and other objects with sheets of paper. The decoupage French word derived from the verb decouper (trim), and the technique known by this name is very old, with centuries of existence.
One of the ways is more economic and “resultonas” decorate old furniture and junk, to give them a new look and renovate our House of the most creative and cheap way. Below I show you some beautiful examples of objects decorated with decoupage and ye desvelo all its secrets.
Anything goes! Always, that Yes, that is paper. To decorate a piece of furniture or any object with this technique, first should paint it well with one or two coats of sealant or paint. Thus, the desired color will be through areas not papered. The reasons to paste can remove from magazines, comics, pictures or print them directly from your computer. A secret: the labels of cans and cans of canned are phenomenal… You can also use wrapping paper or napkins. Precisely the latter are very appreciated by the lovers of decoupage, since its extreme fineness (especially if separate layers) causes hardly noticeable that the paper is pasted.
The best adhesive to paste fine papers, type napkins, is the medium: a varnish Matt to water that is sold in craft shops. You can order it as “varnish for napkins”. You can paste blades or trimmed grounds for magazines and comics directly with white glue, since they are more resistant. To protect the finish once dry glue, apply two coats of polyurethane varnish the surface “empapelada” cream or colorless acrylic varnish. As you can see in the photos, even phones can decorate with this technique!