Saturday, June 27, 2009

Decoupage for beginners: step by step

I'm getting many request to explain how to decoupage. The following step-by-step tutorial explains how to create something beautiful...even if you have 2 left hands.

We need: a napkin, a wooden spatchula, a decoupage glue or simple white glue for handworks, varnish for wood.

1. Cut a part of napkin which can cover the spatchula's handle. Every napkin usually have 3 layers - remove white bottom layers.

2. Put the napkin to the handle. Pour enough glue on the center of handle and distribute the glue with the finger or brush. I advise the finger for beginners to feel folds created by wet napkin. You have to level the napkin. It's better to begin from the midle to ends. If the napkin is pasted at your finger, pour more glue.

3. Don't forget to distribute the glue on the lateral sides. But try to not put the clue on the back side. When the spatchula has dried, sand it on the back side cautiously to delete the rest of napkin.

4. Repeat the steps 2 and 3 for the back side. When the spatchula dried well, wet a bit the rest of napkin on the lateral sides and cut it with hand. Then put some glue to the ends of napkin to finish the work.

5. Dry well. Varnish the napkin 2-3 times. That's it!!!

You can see more classes at my DIY decoupage blog. Welcome!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sales on Dawanda!

This week all my new customers in Dawanda market have got 15% discount. Visit my shop to get something you liked but with better price now. The discount week is till 28 June

Monday, June 15, 2009


I had an inspiration last week and created three photoframes. Two of them you can see below

Frame with angels Frame in shabby chic style

The third was sucks. The new varnish I bought has covered my frame by yellow stains. It's for trash now :( But the good is I know now which varnish is bad

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My work in Handmadenews

Today I've got a mail about using one of my works in It was quite unexpected for me.

Jennifer Mercer has write an article about decoupage for She used a photo of my magazine storage box to illustrate it.

Magazine storage box

Magazine storage box

(you can get it if you like it)

I'll become famous recently :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Jewel box "Kitten"

This jewel box took a lot of time to be finished. It was almost done 4 month before. But I couldn't understand what's missing on it. Recently I added a golden line at the bottom and that's it. Done!

Jewel box "Kitten"

Monday, June 1, 2009


On Saturday I have visited the local market to trade on for the first time. Mainly there are fruits-vegetables and cheap kitchenware in this market. This place is absolutely improper to sale handmade. However, I sold 3 items! HURRA!

This cutting board was created last week. I have had time to impose only 2 varnish layers. SOLD!

Cutting board "Rose"
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