Rice Paper Decoupage
Sheets of Rice Paper
White Wood Glue
Something to Decoupage
In this project we show you how to rice paper decoupage items for a revamped or decorative look.
We have decoupages the above bottle and finished it off with a felt lid cover.
This method is ideal for re-covering broken ornaments, vased or use it for boxes , jars and tins.
To rice paper decoupage you start by selecting a small print or plain rice paper print.
The take the paper and tear it up into 2 inch squares smaller if you are working with something under 10 cm's in height.
Your torn pieces do not have to be exact or neat.
Mix the white wood glue with a little water so that it is easier to spread a nice runny cream consistency is ideal.
Take your bottle, box, ornament and start applying the rice paper one torn piece at a time. Use your paint brush to push the paper into the object smudging it into any curves and edges. Then take your next piece and overlap it over the first. Add a little glue to the top of each piece to hold it down as you go, don't worry it will dry clear. continue doing this until the whole object is complete.
let it dry before coating it once more with the glue for a durable finish or use a spray varnish or liquid varnish for a more professional finish
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.