- Mod Podge by Plaid – this is a water base glue that has been around for 40 years and is non-toxic and nonflammable
- An assortment of papers and/or fabric and stickers
- Foam paintbrush
- An item to decoupage
- Make sure your item is free of dirt and debris especially if you are recycling a food container or you are wanting a stained glass effect.
- Pre-cut or tear pieces of paper or fabric.
- Using the foam paintbrush, apply glue to the item.
- Place paper or fabric over the glue.
- Brush glue over the paper or fabric you just glued down.
- Add other pieces as desired repeating steps 3-4.
- Apply a thick coat of glue over entire design. Allow to dry.
- Repeat step 7 as desired. The more coats the thicker the finish.
The next two photos are an easy way to get a mosaic or stained glass effect. The candle globes were purchased. Pieces of tissue paper were cut into pieces for the globes. I added some yarns and beads to give it a more boutique look. My daughter has given both of these as gifts.
This vase is simply an empty Arizona tea bottle.The vase’s tissue paper pieces were torn to give it just a little different look.
The next project is a wall decoration my daughter made for her room. The plaque is a purchased paper mache one from Michaels. It has been covered in tissue paper. I stamped the “MEOW” for her onto tissue paper. The paw prints and quote are stickers. The cat is a cut-out from a magazine. Unfortunately the tissue papers bled together making it hard to see the stamped image but my daughter still thought it was good.
The last project is a paper mache box from Hobby Lobby. The bottom is covered in tissue paper. The top is covered in pieces of fabric I picked up at a quilt show by RJR Fabrics. I purchased them in a sample pack of 5″ squares. I still have bunch left in different colors. I did most of the work on this one. My daughter was getting a little tired and I was having too much fun. It was nice to used some of my cool fabrics without the work of washing them, cutting them into precise little pieces and sewing them up.