Decoupage art

Decoupage art

Decoupage is a decorative technique that involves cutting out pictures or patterns from paper or fabric and adhering them to a surface using a special glue or adhesive. Here are the basic steps to create a decoupage art piece:


  • A surface to decorate (e.g. wooden box, picture frame, vase)
  • Decorative paper or fabric
  • Decoupage glue or Mod Podge
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Paintbrush
  • Protective gloves (optional)


  1. Choose a surface to decorate. Wooden boxes, picture frames, and vases are popular choices for decoupage.
  2. Select the decorative paper or fabric that you want to use. This can be anything from scrapbook paper to tissue paper to fabric scraps.
  3. Cut out the pictures or patterns from the paper or fabric that you want to use for your design. You can use scissors or a craft knife to create precise cuts.
  4. Apply a thin layer of decoupage glue or Mod Podge to the surface of your chosen object. This will act as your adhesive.
  5. Place your cut-out pictures or patterns onto the glue, arranging them in a way that looks pleasing to you.
  6. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles with your fingers or a paintbrush.
  7. Apply another layer of decoupage glue or Mod Podge on top of the pictures or patterns. This will act as a sealant and help protect your design.
  8. Allow the glue to dry completely, according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  9. If desired, apply another layer of decoupage glue or Mod Podge to add more depth and texture to your design.

Your decoupage art piece is now ready to display or use! With a little bit of creativity and some basic materials, you can create unique and personalized decorative objects that showcase your artistic style.

3rd Mar 2023

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