I have already shared with you a few decoupage projects I have done, but my love affair with decoupaging began a very long time ago.
In craft classes at school 28 years ago in fact! That was when I was introduced to the craft, and began decoupaging everything in sight!! I still have a few of my earliest projects:
The lid on this box has clearly got darker over time because the varnish used wasn’t a clear non-yellowing one. Back then Mod Podge was unheard of (I don’t even know if it existed?)
Both of these projects were decorated with old (some Victorian) scraps that I was given by my mother. She had collected them as a child, many given to her by relatives, so in a sense these are heirloom pieces now!
This one was decorated with black and white images of famous artists, with a bit of gold leaf for good measure!
If I look around my house there are decoupaged items everywhere, from trays and boxes to items of furniture!
My bedside cupboard.
These are some placemats I did about 10 years ago, and they’re still going strong.
Everywhere I look there is a tray or vase or box or tin or something I have embellished with paper and glue!
The love affair never ends.
I will take you through a decoupage project step by step in a future post, for those of you who have yet to discover the joy!