Simple Decoupage Wall Art
From the designer: "It is easy to create a simple decoupage wall art. There are many breathtaking napkins that can be used to inspire home décor items. (TIP: Be sure to open the napkin to check that the pattern is repeated on all four panels. Some napkins only have a design on the front alone leaving 75% of the napkin plain.) As Dew Drops are transparent, they can easily be placed over nearly any background color for added shades of nuanced color. The hardest part is knowing when to stop adding more Dew Drops to your project."
Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts
- 12x12" Canvas Decorative Napkin
- Decoupage Medium Large Foam Brush
- Dew Drop Gems (The Robin's Nest)
- Liquid Adhesive (ScraPerfect - Best Glue Ever)
- Thin Tip Nozzle (ScraPerfect - No Clog Writing Cap)
- Gem Placement Tool (ScraPerfect - Embellie Gellie)
Open the napkin and carefully separate the extra plain layers. Use a large foam brush to apply a thin coat of Decoupage Medium to the canvas.
Next, apply the napkin to the wet medium and quickly apply Decoupage Medium over the top of the napkin. Work on a small 3x3" section of napkin at a time so that you attach the napkin before the medium dries. (TIP: As the napkin gets saturated, it will become increasingly fragile so be extra gentle when brushing over the napkin. It is advisable to use a tapping motion rather than rubbing.)
Take the napkin that extends past the edge and fold it over to adhere to the outer edge of the canvas.
Select a variety of shades of Dew Drops in different sizes that match the colors in your design. As Dew Drops are transparent, the color underneath them will enhance and deepen the color. Use a variety of sizes and colors to best fill the space.
Move 3-4 Dew Drops aside and apply dots of liquid adhesive sparingly. Then reposition each Dew Drop over a spot of glue. Attach the Dew Drops close together nearly touching and continue adding until you are satisfied.