papers are perfect for upcycling a large range of surfaces from wood, metal and
glass, so there is no excuse not to use Deco Maché
with your craft projects!
What You Will Need
First Edition Deco Maché Brush Set
First Edition Deco Maché Matt Adhesive and Vanish
A selection of First Edition Deco Maché papers
Wooden gift box
How to Make
Make sure your surface is clean and dry then
paint a layer of First Edition Deco Mache Matt Adhesive glue.
TIP: Before applying the deco maché, you can paint
the surface in a light paint to ensure your papers stand out especially if your
deco maché has a dark background.
2. Tear a piece of deco maché paper and place onto
your gift box and seal with glue. Continue to do this, slightly overlap each
piece of deco maché paper.
3. As an alternative, you can use one piece of deco
maché paper to cover the all surface if you want a more uniform look. You can
also cut your paper into squares instead of tearing for a collaged effect.
TIP: Use the firm hog hair brush
to control the application of the Deco Mache papers follow with the softer
nylon brush to create a smooth varnished finish.
4. Once you have completely covered your gift box,
you can give your project a professional finish by applying a layer of varnish.
can use different Deco Maché decoupage glues to create a different finish, such
as matt, gloss or crackled.
5. To decorate the back of lid and inside of gift
box, we would recommend unscrewing the bolts so you can glue your deco maché
6. We have then used a different patterned paper
for the inside of the gift box for a contrasting designer look.
TIP: Use sand paper or a nail file to sand around the edges of your object;
this gives a smooth finish to your design. For a smooth edge, sand lightly or sand
further for a more distressed finish.
Wooden boxes are just the start of what you can Deco Maché
and there is a vast array of on trend designs to choose from. We would love to
see what you have transformed using First Edition Deco Maché, remember to
upload and share your creations on the project gallery.