I have been wanting to decoupage something using Joss Paper for a very long time, and finally got the right project for it.
Joss paper is made from bamboo and is traditionally burned as an offering during Chinese ancestral worship. It’s incredibly beautiful, in all its variations.
I chose a very simple orange and gold paper.
This shelf is an old piece I’ve had for years and has been many colours over its life.
It’s stained on top, chipped on the bottom and certainly in need of a makeover!
With my trusty brush and my old friend, Mod Podge I started by laying out the joss paper in a pleasing pattern on the top of the shelf.
Then I just filled in the gaps.
This has been even more successful a project than I ever envisioned, I’m so happy with the results, I will definitely be using joss paper for decoupage on future projects!