Decoupaging for Dummies

Decoupaging for Dummies

What is Decoupage?

Decoupage is a popular crafting technique that involves decorating objects by gluing cut-out paper or fabric onto them and then sealing them with layers of varnish. It's a fun and creative way to transform ordinary items into unique pieces of art.

What You'll Need

Before you start decoupaging, gather the following materials:

Basic Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow these easy steps to create your own decoupage masterpiece:

Step 1: Prepare the Object

Clean the surface of the object to remove any dirt or dust. If necessary, sand it lightly to create a smooth surface for better adhesion.

Step 2: Choose and Cut the Paper

Select the paper you want to use for decoupage. Cut out the desired shapes or patterns using scissors. Get creative and experiment with different designs! 

Step 3: Apply the Glue

Using a paintbrush, apply a thin layer of Pentart Decoupage Medium  to the back of the cut-out paper. Make sure to cover the entire surface.

Step 4: Stick the Paper

Carefully place the paper onto the object, pressing it firmly to remove any air bubbles or wrinkles. Smooth out the edges for a neat finish.

Step 5: Seal the Decoupage

Apply another coat of clear decoupage medium over the entire surface. This will protect the decoupage paper.

Step 7: Enjoy Your Creation

Once the varnish is completely dry, your decoupage project is ready to be displayed or used. Admire your handiwork and show it off to friends and family!


Decoupage is a simple and enjoyable craft that anyone can try. With just a few materials and a little creativity, you can transform ordinary objects into personalized works of art. So why not give it a go and see what you can create through the art of decoupage?

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