How to Upcycle Plates with First Edition Deco Maché Tutorial

Upcycling plates are a great way of creating a feature for your wall or making a gift for a loved one that will be truly unique.

What You Will Need

DecoArt Americana Décor Chalky Finish Paint – Everlasting

First Edition Deco Maché Brush Set

First Edition Deco Maché Matt Adhesive and Vanish

A selection of First Edition Deco Maché Papers

DecoArt Metallic Lustre – Copper Kettle

A Plate

How to Make

1.  Ensure your plate is clean and dry before applying a layer of white paint onto the front to cover old designs and create a base for your papers.

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2.  Cut long strips of your chosen First Edition Deco Mache paper. Make sure the paper is wide enough to glue the edges onto the back of the plate so you cannot see the white edges from the side.

Tip: You can rip your First Edition Deco Mache papers into smaller squares if you find it easier.

3.  Paint a layer of First Edition Deco Mache Matt Adhesive Glue onto the plate, add your paper onto the plate and cover with another thin layer over glue to seal it. Continue to do this, slightly overlapping each piece of deco maché paper.

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4.  Once the plate is complete covered, add another layer of varnish for a hardwearing finish.

5.  To create a vintage inspired design, we cut out various flowers from the First Edition Deco Mache- Bouquet to surround one side of the plate.

Tip: Remember to wash your brushes when not in use with warm soapy water so they do not dry out.

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6.  Arrange your flower papers on the plate till you are happy with the design. Apply a layer of glue to the plate and place the cut out flowers onto the plate and seal with another layer of glue on top. Again slightly overlap the papers. Once you are satifisifed with your design, cover with a layer of varnish.

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7.  Once dry, we have then added the DecoArt Metallic Lustre – Copper Kettle around the edges to create an on trend gilded finish.

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Have you been inspired to upcycle your crockery?  We would love to see your upcycling creations, just upload and share them in the project gallery.

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