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Decoupage Your Scraps!

May 3, 2012 |
posted by whitney_smith
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Make your own wall art using scrapbook paper and Mod Podge!

Decoupage Your Scraps!

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About Project

Author Notes: 

I wanted to make some wall art and loved the ideas I had seen using scrapbook paper and turning it into a masterpiece but could not find any really great step by step tutorials. Use new wood or even your scraps and turn them into something beautiful! You could even add your own photos (as seen on my blog) and do away with picture frames!

In a few short hours you could have these on your wall! Full step by step can be seen on my blog. http://whitneysworkshop.blogspot.com/2012/05/decoupage-decoupage-decoupa...

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

Wood
Sandpaper
Scrapbook Paper
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Scraper or Roller
Steel Wool (optional)
Handing Hardware

Cut List

Cutting Instructions: 
Cut wood to fit just larger than your paper.

General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Step 1

Cut your wood and sand edges. Then stain or paint around the sides and edges.

Step 2

Apply a thick coat of Mod Podge to your wood and your paper. Carefully lay our paper onto your wood and smooth it out using a scraping tool (like a credit card) or roller. Wait 15-20 minutes before applying additional topcoats.

Step 3

Distress edges if you would like.

Step 4

Hang on your walls using saw tooth hangers.

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

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