Decoupage enthusiasts will already know how to decoupage and will have enjoyed creating stunning cards, scrapbook pages and gifts with technique.
If you are a beginner or just looking for some great tips on this skill, then please read decoupage prints and ideas for a full rundown on how to decoupage.
Today decoupage is becoming more and more sophisticated and I have even seen larger decoupage images framed and hung as pictures in peoples homes. Although it may appear to be complex and difficult to design, it is actually quite simple to do.
It is important to have the right tools when putting together decoupage images. I would strongly recommend you invest in a pair of high quality curved scissors and when cutting remember to have the curve away from your body.
You may need to use a scalpel or craft knife when cutting intricate parts of images. If you do use a craft knife make sure you have a cutting mat underneath before you cut.
Decoupage is a method where one image is placed ontop of the other using 3d foam pads. Remember you do not want to see the foam pads when the image has been stuck down so take care not to place them too near the edge.
Then simply layer the images on top of each other to create a stunning 3d look.
Decoupage sheets can be easily purchased on the Internet or in craft shops some of which will come with step by step instructions making it even easier for you to know exactly what and where to cut.
You could also try finding your own images on the Internet and simply repeating the design at least 4 times then printing on high quality paper, you will need to be careful with copyright issues if you do decide to try this.
It is also possible to purchase decoupage disks or CDs where the images are all ready there, all you need to do is print, cut and stick them together.
Learning how to decoupage is becoming more and more popular. If you are new to card making it is something that is simple but extremely effective for your card designs giving them a really professional look.