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Butterflies and Ferns Journals with Martha Stewart Decoupage

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
This collection of hand-decoupaged journals can be created in an afternoon and are ideal for gift-giving.
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Supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Green Olive
Item #32006
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Wild Blueberry
Item #32017
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Mace
Item #32057
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® .75oz Gold Liquid Gilding
Item #32214
One-step leafing paint creates a rich metallic luster as beautiful as precious metal. Use on any paintable surface.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Spray Paint Kit-Gloss Finish
Item #32241
Revolutionary kit converts any High Gloss, Metallic or Pearl brush-on Martha Stewart Crafts Acrylic Paint into a spray paint. Mix desired color with medium, attach sprayer, then apply paint. Includes 1.9oz sprayer, 6oz spray medium, 2 mixing bottles with caps.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape
Item #32292
Low-tack tape is safe for fabrics and other surfaces. Use to hold stencils securely in place or to mask off areas while stenciling. Contains one roll, 3/4in x 25yds.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Multi-Surface Finish - Durable Matte, 8oz
Item #33278
Martha Stewart Crafts® Durable Decoupage Matte Finish can be used on any surface such as glass, fabric, paper, metal and wood to create a flat finish. It dries hard, with no tack. For indoor and outdoor use. Top-rack dishwasher safe, water base and non-toxic.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Paper Cut-outs - Butterflies and Ferns
Item #33303
Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Paper cut-outs, when paired with a Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage finish, can be used to create beautiful Nature inspired decoupage projects on glass, wood and most other surfaces. Package Contains: 87 pieces, 12 sheets 6 1/2in x 8 1/2in.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brayer
Item #33333
Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Brayer is used to smooth paper, fabric and other items onto large surface areas, providing the right amount of pressure to eliminate air bubbles and with no mess. Craft comfortably with a soft grip handle, a 3in washable rubber roller, and a built-in footed stand that helps keep your work surface clean.


Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brush Set
Item #33335
The Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Brushes come in a variety of sizes to work with projects of any scale. Ergonomically designed with soft-grip handles allow for easy and comfortable handling. Use with Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Finishes. Package contains one 3/4in round brush, one 3/4in flat brush, and one 1-1/2in utility brush, 3 total.


Other Supplies
Scissors or Craft knife
Paper towels
Assorted paper journals and note pads
Wooden pencil box

Instructions

  1. Prepare all paper journals and note pads by painting any desired bands of color using Wild Blueberry and Mace. It will be helpful to use stencil tape to mask a straight line when basecoating the bands of color. Allow to dry.
  2. Basecoat lid of wood pencil box with Green Olive. Allow to dry.
  3. Prepare paper cut-outs by removing them from carrier sheet. If desired, cut excess background away using scissors or a craft knife.
  4. Using a soft bristle decoupage bush, apply one even, smooth coat of Decoupage Finish to the surface. (I used Matte on all paper and wood surfaces)
  5. Apply a second smooth, even application of decoupage finish to the back side of the paper cut-out.
  6. Apply the decoupage paper to the surface positioning finish to finish. Press paper cut-out onto the surface, smoothing from the center towards the edges of the cut-out. This will remove trapped air pockets and excess decoupage finish. Wipe away excess finish with damp paper towel.
  7. Continue adding paper cut-out to the surface until the entire decoupage design is achieved.
  8. Once in place and smooth, allow to dry 2 hours.
  9. When completely dry, brush a smooth application of decoupage finish over the entire surface being sure to seal all edges of the paper. Allow to dry 2 hours.
  10. Brush a second coat of decoupage finish over the entire surface and allow to dry 2 hours. NOTE: If decoupage item will serve a purpose other than decorative only, a third top application of decoupage finish may be required.
  11. Project surface should be cured prior to using. Air dry project for 21 days to cure.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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