Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Decoupage..

I want to learn how to decoupage.

The actual process seems to be quite simple..

The difference between something that is exquisite or ho-hum looking is more about design than technique.

It seems that there is nothing that can't be changed with decoupage..

..big or small.

holiday or everyday..

Don has a friend who gives us cigar boxes. That is what I want to start with. I can use the boxes for small horse show items or stationary boxes..but that is going to be my first task.

Look at these unique planters!





9 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I used to do this, in the 70's. It is an easy craft to learn. These images are beautiful!

Pigtown-Design said...

Check out John Derien if you want to see great decoupage. Also there's a man out of Kansas City who's got a whole website, etc. with instructions, videos and supplies. Durwin Rice, I think.

Susan said...

You'll enjoy it, I'm sure. Have fun!
Hugs, Susan

Ginger said...

I am with Pat, I used to decoupage in the 70's. It was popular back then and seems to be making a come back.
It can really change a look.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I just love decoupage! It is so easy and instantly changes the look! I cant wait to see your creations :) that candle is soooo cute!!!

Hugs,
Amy

Hosanna said...

I love that dressform.... wow.

Kaede said...

My housemate used to do decoupage. I remember her buying wicker baskets and things, spray painting them white, and using decorative, themed napkins, as her paper. She would then take a calligraphy pen or an artist brush with and make highlights on the decoupage. Made beautiful seasonal baskets for holidays. I think you will enjoy it immensely. Anita found it to be an artistic release.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

My mom used to decoupage. She did some lovely stuff. I tried it but it wasn't for me.

Neabear said...

I love the look of decoupage, but have not tried it. I have bought some decoupage stuff, but it is still sitting there. I think I need some bravery to get started.