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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Decoupage box

One of my favorite art crafts during our MOPS meeting, a decoupage box. It is so easy to make guys. Just recycle some boxes at home and glue the sides together into a box with lid. Get your scrap booking papers together, mix and match paste. Glue them together using a decoupage glue. This glue is different from the ordinary glue. It does not smell bad as a glue either. And what is nice about it too is that it gives off that shiny effect like wax after it dries up. Here are my picture of the decoupage box below. We were instructed to make it so we can put our family treasures inside, like small family pictures. And when visitors come, we could show them what is inside the box. Neat project!

Wikipedia says the meaning of Decoupage below:
is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paintgold leaf and so on. Commonly an object like a small box or an item of furniture is covered by cutouts from magazines or from purpose-manufactured papers. Each layer is sealed with varnishes (often multiple coats) until the "stuck on" appearance disappears and the result looks like painting or inlay work. The traditional technique used 30-40 layers of varnish which were then sanded to a polished finish. This was known in 18th century England as The Art of Japanning after its presumed origins.


Ewa said...

I love decoupage projects!

Mel Cole said...

Hi Ewa, that's cool that you do this art too. :)

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