DIY decoupage of furniture – does not require any special skills and craftsmanship. Anyone can work in this technique. This is not only an interesting and fascinating activity, but also very useful. You can transform your old furniture, giving it a new life.
To learn how to use the decoupage technique , follow the simple instructions on this page. You will be able to master the most popular and popular techniques and effects of this technique, as well as find ideas for your own projects.
Step-by-step master class
In order to make a decoupage of furniture with do-it-yourself napkins, you will need:
- Water based matt primer
- Acrylic paints
- Slow medium
- Matte Water Decoupage Varnish
- Smooth structural paste
- Solvent-based patina in brown spray to create shadows
- Liquid beeswax
- Wax gel polish (flutting)
- Decoupage adhesive
- Masking rubber contour
To make a decoupage of old furniture with your own hands – follow the step by step instructions
1 – Thin abrasive paper to clean the raw surface of the dresser. Remove the dust and apply 1-2 coats of water-based matte primer. Before applying the next coat, wait until the previous coat is completely dry and polish the surface of each coat.
2 – Apply a pink antique paint coat with a dry foam roller. The paint should evenly cover the entire surface. Be patient and wait until the paint has completely dried at room temperature.
3 – In a small container, prepare a paint of a contrasting color, diluting it with a retarding medium in a ratio of 1:10. Applying this composition will “etch” the surface of the furniture, slowing down the drying of the paint, which will be distributed evenly over the surface.
Follow the step-by-step photo of decoupage furniture with your own hands to achieve the desired effect.
4 – Using a brush with natural bristles, apply a layer of paint of a contrasting color – light ivory, diluting it with a slowing medium in a ratio of 1:10. DIY step-by-step photos of furniture decoupage
5 – While the acrylic paint has not dried, use a clean brush to apply long strokes, crossing them together in random order.
6 – With a damp sponge, remove part of the paint, this will allow shades of the lower layer to appear, and you will get the desired effect. Wait for it to dry completely and apply a protective layer of a finishing composition, for example, water-based matt varnish.
7 – Carefully cut the decorative part using decoupage scissors.
8 – The technique of decoupage on furniture with your own hands requires the application of all your imagination. Create a beautiful composition and cut out patterns from several types of decoupage cards. Fold the composition first, then stick all the details. For this purpose, a removable rubber contour is useful to you, which does not stain either the wood surface or the paper.
9 – Immerse the cut part in water, immediately wipe with blotting paper and apply a layer of glue on the back of the part. Using a sea sponge, press the paper pattern onto a wooden surface and wipe off any excess glue. Coat a water-based matte varnish.
10 – If you want to create an aging effect, it is recommended to use patina in an aerosol to create shadows. Spray the spray at a distance of 20-30 cm.
11 – To simulate material wear, complete the finish by removing paint that has just been applied in some places. Wipe the surface with a cotton swab dipped in beeswax to create a haze. Wait for it to dry completely and apply a wax flutter with a synthetic brush to the finish.
12 – Using a cotton swab and oil paint, black out some parts of the chest of drawers: wings and corners, where dirt usually accumulates. The photograph shows fragments with blackened corners.
In conclusion, see how do-it-yourself furniture decoupage is done on a video where experienced craftsmen demonstrate step-by-step all the technique: