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Martha Stewart Decoupage Wood Grain Bird and Floral Accents

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Embellish a piece of furniture such as this chest of drawers to coordinate with the serving tray and drinking glasses using Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finishes and Paper Die Cuts.
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Supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Pool
Item #32014
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 - Vanilla Bean
Item #32069
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 ® 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 Gloss, 8oz
Item #33276
Martha Stewart Crafts® Durable Decoupage Gloss Finish can be used on any surface such as glass, fabric, paper, metal and wood to create a lustrous 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 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 - Wood Grain Birds
Item #33305
Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage Paper cut-outs, when paired with a Martha Stewart Crafts® Decoupage finish, can be used to create beautiful Floral decoupage projects on glass, wood and most other surfaces. Package Contains: 100 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
Rubbing alcohol
Fine grit sandpaper
Wood serving tray and chest of drawers
Glass drinking glasses and carafe

Instructions

  1. Prepare wood serving tray by basecoating the interior with Vanilla Bean and the rim with Pond. Allow to dry and sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply.
  2. Paint the top surface of the wood chest of drawers Pond. Allow to dry, sand and reapply.
  3. Thoroughly wash all glassware in warm soapy water, rinse well and towel dry. Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe to remove excess dirt, grease or remaining soap residue.
  4. Using stencil tape, apply a horizontal tape border around the lip line of the drinking glasses.
  5. Prepare paper cut-outs by removing them from carrier sheet. If desired, cut excess background away using scissors or a craft knife.
  6. Using a soft bristle decoupage brush, apply one even, smooth coat of Decoupage Finish to the surface. (I used Matte on the wood surfaces and Gloss on the glassware.)
  7. Apply a second smooth, even application of decoupage finish to the backside of the paper cut-out.
  8. 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.
  9. Continue adding paper cut-out to the surface until the entire decoupage design is achieved.
  10. Once in place and smooth, allow to dry 2 hours.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Project surfaces should be cured prior to using. Air dry project for 21 days to cure.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

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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