How to decoupage a ceramic pot - or just about anything you like!
hi everyone and welcome to my place i have these beautiful blooms and i have looked high and low for a gorgeous container to put them in when i couldn't find
anythingi remembered a craft from a long time ago and it is called
decoupagei want to share the magic art with you because once you get it snutted out and how to do it it is so easy to turn one moment or put those down to turn a pot or any surface into a thing of beauty how beautiful is this i absolutely love it and when i look at it it reminds me of mary antoinette it is so super easy to do and once you're into it look it
justmeans that you can display your flowers into whatever you desire let me share what you need to gather together you need to coupage glue or if you haven't got any of that use mod podge and use half modge podge half water so it needs to be quite watery and if you don't have any of that or the mod podge good old everyday pva glue or craft glue will do the job nicely you'll also need a paint brush and the magic happens with lovely little things like this paper souvenirs and they come in all patterns all kinds of print and it's
justa matter let me
justget rid of all of this we don't need that for a minute it's
justa matter of when you find the the souvenir that you like now get the ones that i have got the three layers i know that two layers would be better but three layers always means that the the front portion is always
justa little bit firmer then what you need...
to do is to get into there and you'll see the three layers so there's one layer two layers three layers quietly
justpull the two bottom ones off so that you're left with this lovely lovely lovely finely printed image or paper with your print on it then what i like to do is now some people i take my glasses off some people like to cut i don't like to cut for what we're going to do because i don't like any of the lines and i'll show you what i mean in a moment so you
justget into there and then
justrip that to pieces pull that and usually it's got four different distinctive looks on each of your corners so when you open this up what i've watched well i'll share what i mean so you've got in each of the four quarters you've got a different design usually or they
justrepeat it so we want to get as much out of each of our little tissues as our napkins or soviets as we can so once you've done that it's
justa matter of getting into there and pulling those two pieces so that you've got or ripping them up so you've got nice little wee um image the nice little images in which we can work on so from that i've got two flowers and i've got two lots of corn flowers and i think that that could be oh i'm not sure what that could be but it's quite pretty it could be a delphinium i don't know but for today it doesn't matter the next thing you need to do is i'll get rid of that i always use some...
baking paper or whatever you've got that says that it does nothing's going to stick to it
justto keep my surface nice and clean and if you've got a surface that could roll my next little trick is getting a towel and rolling it up and getting this nice little area like this in which you can put your pot into it so that it doesn't roll around because if you were doing a glass you would need one um the rolls like this otherwise it will roll all over the place right with glasses on and into the glue and a nice paint brush what i like to do and i'll turn this around so that you can see what i'm doing is
justlayer a good coat of the glue over the surface and then getting your image it's
justa matter of laying that down like that and then using your paint brush and
justrunning that across now sometimes you'll get little um wrinkly bits into it or little creases i don't care about the little creases because i quite like that textured effect so you
justhave to go slowly to eliminate any of those little creases that might appear so i'll put another one on i like quite like this i'll put that one there on so i love a little bit more glue and then i always go carefully over that image and little bits might come come away but don't worry about that and then
justlaying that was a bit rough but rough putting that onto there and then
justbringing that up and over so that you have now taken that image across to the other side and if...
you're re and because it's so fine you're not even going to see where they join so look at that isn't that
justcute so i'll
justkeep working my way around until i've completely covered that now my next little tip which i think is very clever turn your oven on to about a hundred degrees celsius i don't know what that is and fahrenheit and
justput it into a warm oven and it will dry really quickly once that is all done the next thing to do is to get another layer of your glue and take it across the whole thing and that will seal it you could you you could spray paint it with some kind of acrylic um some kind of enamel or varnish if you wanted to but the reason i don't do that is because once i've finished with my pot and my design if i want to change it up it's
justa matter of soaking it in hot soapy water and the job is done so later on i will show you how to display your flowers into that you can see from the outside here where i've put a nice little coating over and i've left some of the white of the paint as well you don't have to undercoat it but i like to apply a good layer of undercoat
justso that i've got a nice surface to work on and you don't see this has got uh it's even though it's transparent that little white bit will cut will show through so
justcovering it up and leaving a little bit of white putting the white on and then putting that over it will make sure that you get a nice clean print...
i hope you have enjoyed my quick and easy way of how to create a container that i want to suit my flowers see you again another day you