We are beyond excited to share with you our very own line of decoupage paper! Each design has been carefully curated by Sam for you to use on your furniture refurbishments and craft projects. Today we are sharing how to use Raggedy Bits Decoupge Paper.
How To Use Raggedy Bits Decoupage Paper
Karla one of our Raggedy Bits Creatives made this beautiful set of Houses using our Roses are Red Decoupage Paper
Step 1 – Base coat your furniture piece or craft project in a coordinating colour. Using white as a background colour will make the decoupage paper design pop out more. Using a dark colour will mute the decoupage paper slightly. For example for the Bingo Houses I base coated them in Fusion – Cathedral Taupe because the tones in the paper go well with that colour.
There a several ways to apply decoupage paper.
Step 2 – Apply your Raggedy Bits Decoupage paper to what you’re working on.
Step 3 – Place your baking paper over the decoupage paper and press using a hot steamless iron, starting in the center and moving out towards the edge of the design. The heat from the iron heats up the medium that you have used and adheres to the decoupage paper. This method also helps remove any crinkles you may get.
Step 4 – Seal.
You can watch the Bingo Decoupage Houses tutorial here:
Cling Wrap Method:
Step 1 – After painting your piece. Apply your decoupage medium and while it is still wet, apply your decoupage paper. We have found working in smaller sections at a time alleviates crinkles.
Step 2 – Then using some scrunched-up cling wrap, burnish over the top of your decoupage paper to remove any wrinkles. Let dry.
Step 3 – Seal in all your hard work.
If you have any crinkles you can use a fine grit sandpaper for example 220 grit and lightly sand and then apply another coat of tough coat or top coat. This method gives a more aged authentic look.
Be sure to check back here for more fun Decoupage Tutorials!
Now it’s time to enjoy your new piece of furniture or craft project. We’d absolutely love to see the projects you have made using Raggedy Bits Decoupage Paper. Feel free to email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Painting & Creating,