A friend and fellow painter recently made some beautiful, decoupage plates for Christmas. I fell in love and she sent me a tutorial. You see…I am new to the decoupage world and am slowly falling in love with these projects. This lady is Barbara Boyles of Painted Lady by Barbara Boyles
It all started with some clear plates from a yard sale, of course. Just like this one.
I broke out my trusty Mod Podge and an X-acto knife, for cutting
perfect semi-straight lines on the scrapbook and cardstock paper. Which is what I used by the way. Both can be bought at most craft stores, such as Hobby Lobby . Then, you just choose your paper to create your design for your decopauge plate. I did so by laying it out on the plate first. Next, use the mod modge to apply the paper to the back of the plate. BE SURE to put them in order. Such as, what you want to see first, will go on first. I did the center square inset first, then a large sheet of scrapbook paper over that. I had overlap on the paper but, I just lightly sanded the edges, AFTER it all dried, and it took all the overage off. It’s even easier if you use your finger to slightly dampen the edges, before sanding.
Last step, paint the back of the plate the color of your choice and seal. I used a water based varathane. Available at any hardware store.
After piecing together scraps of paper, that I felt looked good together, this is how they turned out. (P.S. Please bear with my cell pix, that was all I had at this moment)
I hope you enjoyed and hopefully were inspired to give it a whirl. These decoupage plates would make great, very personalized gifts.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Happy Painting/Crafting ~ Dawn