What Is Decoupage?
Decoupage (from the French word for cut) is the craft of decorating household objects, usually wooden furniture or papier-mâché boxes, with pictures cut out of paper.
 
You Will Need:
 
  • Small jar of Mod Podge gloss luster (a little goes a long way). If you don’t have that, try mixing a little bit of white glue with the same amount of water and use that instead.
 
  • Decorative paper napkins, tissue paper, or paper streamers
 
  • Pencils (preferably new ones)
 
  • Green florist’s foam block (optional)
 
  • Foam brush or paint brush
 
 
Instructions:
  1. Tear pieces of paper, whatever you are using, into one-inch squares. Note: if you are using paper napkins, carefully separate the layers and use only the top sheet.
  2. Starting at the top of the pencil, brush on some Mod Podge (or glue mix) down toward the eraser, but don’t cover the eraser, unless you want to. Put pieces of paper over the entire pencil, overlapping squares, so that none of the painted pencil shows through. When the pencil is covered, add another coat of Mod Podge (or glue mix) over the decoupaged area.
  3. Make a small hole with a pencil you haven’t decorated yet in the foam, making it large enough to hold the square end of a pencil. Now take your decoupaged pencil and insert it into the hole in the foam, eraser side down. Let the pencil dry.
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By Twila Lenoir (from www.allfreecrafts.com/decoupage/pencils.shtml