I tend to flit from one project to another. Here’s one of my recent flits…flitters….flittings?
A couple of months ago, I ordered some yummy French stencils from Maison de Stencils and they came wrapped up in some gorgeous tissue paper. Even though the tissue was taped and torn in many places, I decided to keep it to try and decoupage it onto some furniture. I thought maybe I’d use it inside a drawer, but then I realized it would look great on this little table that was sitting in my office waiting for inspiration.
First, I laid the tissue paper out in full sheets on the table. I did have a small overlap on the left-hand side, but it’s hardly noticable. You could even tear this up and do it that way, but I liked the pattern and wanted to keep it intact.
Working with a small area at a time, I lifted the paper and brushed on Mod Podge underneath.
Then I laid the paper over the top of the Mod Podge and smoothed it out with the brush. There will be wrinkles, but they add to the drama and interest of the piece. Then I gave it a thin coat of MP over the top.
My second biggest supporter next to my husband. This cat watches over everything I do and I swear, if he had opposable thumbs, he would jump in and help me!
After the first light coat dried, I gently removed the excess paper with my fingers and then gave it a nice heavy coat of MP to seal it off well and to smooth it to the touch somewhat. Its really white and thick when its wet, but it dries nice and clear.
And walah…finished product! (That is not an abused grandchild in that shot, I swear!)
Bye from the bungalow,