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What is a decoupage and why he need?


What to do if your favorite bag or cosmetics wrapped out, and it does not seem to do without them? You can give the second life of your beloved thing with the help of decoupage

Decoupage on the skin or leatherette is a special technique for decorating the surface of the product, changing its appearance. In the XII century, the Chinese began to use the receptions of the decoupage to decorate windows, applying paper, but not they are ancestor of this type of art. For several centuries, the nomads of Eastern Siberia have already decorated the graves of their loved ones in this way.

What is a decoupage and why is it needed?Masters of Venice made decoupage «Art for poor». They decorated furniture, objects of life and shoes for those who could not afford to purchase products inlaid by precious trees or expensive metals.

Fashion for decorated products reached No matter: Box and hats with decapaded details began to appear in the rich palaces. 

In the XVIII century, imitation of natural inserts on furniture and fabrics has become so fashionable that the decoupage turned into a kind of art. Some items brought to perfection for years. 

For those who do not know how to draw, decoupage – salvation. Changing the appearance of the thing, giving it a new image with the help of simple techniques very reversed in everyday life. 

Decoupage technique is quite simple:

  1. The items that I want to transform are selected, and are for this drawings. They can be on special napkins or ordinary postcards. In the future, they are transferred to the renewed surface.
  2. Provided the main infirmized materials:
  • paints;
  • varnish;
  • priming;
  • Tassels;
  • napkins;
  • abrasive;
  • painting tapes;
  • scissors or sharp knife;
  • glue. 

Additional devices may be needed:

  • Shadows – to create shades;
  • Craquelur – for giving the old nature;
  • Patina – for refining .. 

The list of additional components depends on which result wish to get. 

Algorithm decoration 

Decoupage technique on natural leather and artificial skin, in general, looks like this:

  • The surface is cleared and degreases;
  • Processed by abrasive;
  • A means of increasing the elasticity of the surface is applied;
  • Then the background is painted;
  • Patterns are pasted on the background;
  • The resulting picture is given the desired style – with the help of paints, patina or something like that;
  • Special varnish for decoupage is applied top. 

The last stage is very important. Varnish not only «Solhet» In a single whole surface and drawing, it will give the completion of things, but in the future will protect the inlair from external influences: scratches and damage. 

How to update bags, covers in which passports insert and other documents, cosmetics – it is worth considering more. 

Old things – new life 

Decoupage bags made of genuine leather stages. 

Prepared in advance:

  • acrylic primer;
  • acrylic paint of the desired color;
  • medium transfer;
  • glue;
  • Pictures;
  • Tassels;
  • Contour Tulip. 

The bag is pre-washed or erased, the surface is carefully dried. For reliability, you can additionally degrease alcohol liquid.

The main background is preparing. For this surface is tightly covered with acrylic paint of the desired color.

Selected pictures are applied to the selected locations, cover them with glue.

What is a decoupage and why is it needed?After the glue dries, these drawings are closed by a layer of transfer medium – rubber transparent film will reliably protect pictures from fading.

If you like drawings are thick, they should be covered in advance with a transfer medium from 2 sides. After drying, which takes about a day, even a tight postcard to the touch becomes like a rubber.

Before installing a pre-prepared postcard, its minutes are placed in the water with the back side. After that, the medium from the insidious is departed, and it turns out as if the drawing on the film.

Put a picture of the already familiar way: applying a layer of glue from above.

Adjust the drawing to perfection, painting the gaps with paints, rubbing the tulip circuit – if necessary – the framework. 

After drying the materials you can immediately use the bag.

The technique of performing a decoupage on natural skin and leatherette is practically no different. 

Covers update not accepted – it’s easier to buy a new. But why not make himself a pleasure, improving a new passport cover or diary? 

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Necessary accessories: 

  • varnish for decoupage. 
  • sandpaper – small;
  • sponge;
  • Brown and black acrylic paints;
  • Golden paint;
  • ordinary PVA glue;
  • Picture in retro style;
  • plastic bag;

All the sheets of the diary, if the cover is not removed, you can protect with a plastic bag – it is gently inserted.

Cover degreases, processed by abrasive.

The picture is glued, and when he dries, waves of glue make in several layers.

Then in the right places it will be necessary to walk the gold paint, to create a cover of crakylur, in places unevenly apply black paint.

To preserve the drawing from damage and complete the completeness, the surface is covered with varnish for decoupage. 

To give the cover more stylish look, after drying the product, you can conduct additional steps.

Remove the polyethylene package, and on the edge of the sheets apply gold paint with a sponge.

For styles, you can make the edging of black and brown paint around the edges of the cover. 

Nuances Decoupage 

If you seriously do decoupage, you will have to view not one master class.

Decoupage do not only on the skin – it is possible to modify the surface of the fabric, tree, even glasses. 

We will have to improve «Park tools». Beginners to master this type of art are limited to scissors, but if you have to use more dense materials as an ornament, it will be necessary to purchase a special knife whose blade rotates.

It will be more convenient for applying soil and paint to use not brush, but a special roller. 

Glue materials not only glue. In the course can go acrylic varnish, adhesive pencil, nail polish, bulk glue and even egg whites. It all depends on the technique used and the further use of the product. 

In some cases, the drawing is smoothly layer on the smooth surface of the leatherette, it is advisable to use an iron or hairdryer. The picture is then complied and looks more organically. Of course, the surrounding space will need to carefully insulate. 

The technique of work when filming is as follows:

  • Decamentary varnish is applied to the desired surface;
  • After his drying, the picture is superimposed, then paper for baking;
  • The iron is placed directly on the paper from above – it is not recommended to drive, otherwise folds may form; The hair dryer needs to be kept at a distance of 5-8 cm. 

What is a decoupage and why is it needed?Pictures can be cut from special decoupapable napkins or apply any printouts, use postcards, drawings from tissue surfaces. 

Performing decoupage for skin imitation, it is better to use glue for textiles. It is not only more reliable, but also cheaper. Leather glued only by special means. 

You can delight decoupage not only yourself. Modified items become great gifts to relatives and loved ones for holidays. In this case, decorated preferably new products.

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