Decoupage is easy, you can do it too! Decoupage is basically gluing paper, cardboard stock, newspaper and magazine images onto a piece of furniture, or decorative item.
Some basic tools are needed. These tools are glue, glue stick, paintbrushes, sponge paintbrush to even out the glue, scissors, and the pattern you intend to glue.
1. Carefully cut out your pattern. This will be the most time consuming process. Perhaps you plan on layering a pattern, or maybe you plan on just covering a piece of furniture, but be sure to take your time with this step because your precision will show in the end.
2. Apply a small amount of white glue or modge podge decoupage to the area of the prepared surface where you want to place your cut outs. Smooth the glue out with a small foam paintbrush.
3.Place the image onto the surface and smooth out the bubbles and wrinkles with a foam brush. A mini roller can certainly help in this stage of the project.
4. After all your images are in place, apply a coats of decoupage or substitute clear polyurethane for a gloss finish. Check on your project within the hour, as air bubbles WILL surface, which you can smooth out. If air bubbles dry, simply take a pin and deflate the bubble and add additional glue.
Do a light sand in between all additional coats.