I’ve always loved crafting. Right now I do all sorts. Especially now during the lockdown, I am crafting at least 3 days a week. Have you seen my mask with a mustache?
I was recently stressed to the limit and made the decision to quit my job. The last time I was this stressed, I had some counseling sessions and learned that one of the ways we can de-stress is to engage in something that we find relaxing. At that time, for me, it was gardening and that is where I think my ‘green fingers’ developed.
Recently, it was not quite warm enough to be out gardening so I decided to take up a form of craft I do not have as much experience with, Decoupage.
I’ve done my research of course starting with Pinterest which I find to be such a great resource! I’ve learned that you can decoupage almost anything. I’ve seen some beautiful work including furniture. Wow! I’m going to start off with smaller projects and will share my work with you soon. I hope you will get involved too. It is quite relaxing.
So what is the decoupage? Well, the easiest way to describe it is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf, and other decorative elements. Commonly, an object like a small box or an item of furniture is covered by cutouts from magazines or from purpose-manufactured papers. That’s what my Google search found.
A very artistic lady from my church recently made and gave all the mothers a lovely decoupage spatula. They are simple and simply beautiful.
I’ve found that Hobbycraft and Amazon have a wide variety of items that you can use for this craft as well as all the tools and equipment you need for decoupage. It’s useful to note that Hobbycraft has a sale on quite often. Many of the items cost only £1 and if your purchase amounts to £30 or over then you usually get delivery free.
I love Hobbycraft. They are just awesome and stock everything I need for craft. So there is no need to go search for items in various stores and the added bonus is that you will benefit from the free delivery. Even better, if you are new to Hobbycraft and sign up you can get 15% off your first order. Please do check whether that offer is still on.
Here’s a photo of one of my first projects. I hope you like it. The full story behind it is here.
The stool actually matches the blinds in my kitchen.
My next project is a little bigger and I hope it turns out as beautifully as this one. I’m a bit nervous about it but, as they say in Jamaica, everything that’s spoilt becomes a style. I will update this post with a photo once it is done.
So go ahead. I hope you find this craft, decoupage, as addicting as I have found it. Happy crafting.
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