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Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brayer

Item # 33333 UPC # 028995333330 $14.99

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.

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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.

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What types of tools should I have on hand ready to decoupage?
When creating a decoupage project, it is best to have on hand the following tools and/or supplies: scissors or a craft knife for trimming excess paper or fabric, Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brush set for applying the decoupage finishes and a Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brayer for smoothing the decoupaged paper or fabric.
What other helpful hints are there when decoupaging fabrics?
When working with dimensional or textured fabrics such as the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Lace Trims, it may be helpful to press and hold the lace trim in place a few additional minutes because of the nature of the thicker textiles.
You can also saturate the thicker materials in Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish for a couple of minutes before using. This helps to improve the application of adhesion when working with thicker fabrics.
What types of surface can I apply the Martha Stewart Fabric Cut-Outs to?
The Martha Stewart Fabric Cut-Outs can be used on washable fabrics using the Fabric to Fabric Decoupage Finish or the Oilcloth Decoupage Finish.
They can also be used with wood, tin/metal, paper mache, terra cotta, canvas and glass/ceramic surfaces, using one of the other Martha Stewart Craft Decoupage Finishes.
What is the best way to decoupage fabric cut-outs to my fabric project?
First, prepare your project surface. Then using the Martha Stewart Crafts Soft Bristle Decoupage Brushes, apply one even, smooth coat of Martha Stewart Crafts Fabric to Fabric Decoupage Finish to the area on the selected fabric surface that you would like to decoupage.
For the strongest bond, allow it to dry slightly (about 2-3 minutes) before placing your decoupage fabric cut-out. To place your decoupage fabric cut-outs, apply a smooth, even coat of Martha Stewart Crafts Fabric to Fabric Decoupage Finish to the backside and place onto the pre-decoupaged surface. Use your fingers, a Martha Stewart Craft Squeegee or a Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brayer to press fabric onto the surface. Smoothing from the center towards the edge of the fabric to remove air bubbles and excess decoupage finish. Wipe away excess decoupage with a damp paper towel. Once in place and smoothed, allow to dry 2 hours. When completely dry, brush a smooth application of Martha Stewart Crafts Fabric to Fabric Decoupage Finish over the fabric cut-out, making sure to seal the edges of the fabric (extend your decoupage at least ¼-inch past the outline of your fabric cut-out or fabric lace trim to ensure that it is sealed). Allow to dry 2 hours and repeat. If decoupaged item will serve a purpose other than decorative, a third application of Martha Stewart Crafts Fabric to Fabric Decoupage Finish is recommended. To cure, air dry project for 72 hours in a mild dry room. To expedite curing, allow project to dry a minimum of 24 hours, then iron (no steam) using a pressing cloth with a small weave on low-medium setting for 30 seconds in a small circular motion. Do not use a towel as a pressing cloth, as it can leave marks or stick to the decoupaged project. You can also force dry in a dryer on the highest setting for 1 hour. Once cured, fabric project can be hand washed or machine-washed on a gentle cycle using cool water and mild detergent. Do not use fabric softener.
How do I create an oilcloth finish on my project?
If you want to create an oilcloth finish on your project, use the Martha Stewart Crafts Oilcloth Decoupage Finish with your fabric cut-outs.
First, prepare your project surface. Then using the Martha Stewart Crafts Soft Bristle Decoupage Brushes or the Martha Stewart Crafts Squeegee, apply one even, smooth coat of Martha Stewart Crafts Oilcloth Decoupage Finish to the area on the selected fabric surface that you would like to decoupage. For the strongest bond, allow it to dry slightly (about 2-3 minutes) before placing your decoupage fabric cut-out. To place your decoupage fabric cut-outs, apply a smooth, even coat of Martha Stewart Crafts Oilcloth Decoupage Finish to the backside and place onto the pre-decoupaged surface. Use your fingers, a Martha Stewart Craft Squeegee or a Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brayer to press fabric onto the surface. Smoothing from the center towards the edge of the fabric to remove air bubbles and excess decoupage finish. Wipe away excess decoupage with a damp paper towel. Once in place and smoothed, allow to dry 2 hours. When completely dry, brush a smooth application of Martha Stewart Crafts Oilcloth Decoupage Finish over the entire project. Allow to dry 2 hours and repeat. If decoupaged item will serve a purpose other than decorative, a third application of Martha Stewart Crafts Oilcloth Decoupage Finish is recommended. To cure, air dry project for 72 hours in a mild dry room. To expedite curing, allow project to dry a minimum of 24 hours, then iron (no steam) using a pressing cloth with a small weave on low-medium setting for 30 seconds in a small circular motion. Do not use a towel as a pressing cloth, as it can leave marks or stick to the decoupaged project.
I washed my fabric project in the washer and when it took it out it looked cloudy, what happened?
When washing your Fabric to Fabric decoupage project in the washer, your decoupage layer will absorb a little water and create a milky look. Your project will be a little tender at this point, so be careful when handling. But do not be alarmed it will fully dry to its original state.
We recommend cleaning an Oilcloth decoupage project by wiping the surface with soft cloth, cool water and mild detergent.
What types of surfaces can the Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Specialty Trims such as Lace Trims, Embossed Metallic Trims, and Metallic Trims be used on?
The lace trims will work well on most surfaces such as wood, tin/metal, paper mache, terra cotta, canvas, fabric, glass and ceramics. The embossed metallic trims and the metallic trims will also work on these surfaces, but are not machine washable on fabrics.
How many formulas of Martha Stewart Crafts ® Photo Transfer mediums are there?
There are two formulas of Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Photo Transfer medium, one for dark surfaces and one for light / clear surfaces.
How do I know which photo transfer medium to use on what type of surface?
Both Martha Stewart Crafts Photo Transfer Mediums will work on all surfaces.
The Martha Stewart Crafts Photo Transfer Medium for Light/Clear Surfaces is best used on clear or white surfaces, such as glass and ceramic and will yield a transparent result. The Martha Stewart Crafts Photo Transfer for Dark surfaces will prevent the color of the surface from interfering with your photo.
What tools are best used when creating a photo transfer?
You will need to have waxed paper, Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Brush set, a photo copy of your favorite photo, small sponge and scissors.
How do I create a photo transfer?
Both Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Photo Transfer Mediums can be applied using one of these two techniques. The Decal Method is easier when including text and better suited for 3D surfaces, whereas the Direct Transfer Method is permanent and better for flat surfaces.

Decal Method: To create a photo transfer decal, place a photo copy of your favorite photo on a sheet of waxed paper photo side up. Apply a generous amount of Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Photo Transfer Medium to the front of the photo copy as smoothly as you can and allow to dry for 24 hours. Flip the photo transfer over and begin the process of removing the layers of paper by moistening the back and lightly rubbing over the backside of the photo copy with a small sponge. Continue removing paper until you no longer see white paper fibers. Allow to dry. When dry, if necessary, repeat last step if white paper fibers are still visible.

Direct Transfer Method: To create a photo transfer directly onto your project surface, place a photo copy of your favorite photo on a sheet of waxed paper photo side up. Apply a generous amount of Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Photo Transfer Medium to the front of the photo copy as smoothly as you can. Carefully flip the treated photo copy over so that the medium is now downwards. Position the prepared photo copy on your project surface where desired. Press lightly and smooth in place. Place project on a flat surface and allow to set for 24 hours. You are now ready to begin the process of removing the layers of paper by moistening the back with water and lightly rubbing over the backside of the photo copy with a small sponge. Continue removing paper until you no longer see white paper fibers. Allow to dry. When dry, if necessary, repeat last step if white paper fibers are still visible.

Can my photo transfer project be washed?
Yes, all projects can be hand washed.
Hard surface items can be lightly washed with a dampened paper towel using mild soap and water. Fabric project surfaces can be hand washed and line dried.
What other helpful hints are there when creating a Martha Stewart Photo Transfer project?
When using the Direct Transfer method with an image that contains text, be sure to flip the text to mirror it first before applying the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Photo Transfer Medium.
For ease of use, try to keep your photo transfer designs to a smaller shape and size. The larger your design image the harder it will be to create.