Let’s turn an image into a poster and decoupage it!
Link to the Image I used here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/384987468127750197/
Watch the Video here: https://youtu.be/-ZZMeorsAAE
Last week I was just finishing up the editing process of my weekly video and I wondered what I was going to do for the following week. I have a few notebooks with ideas, drawings and plans but I wanted to feel inspired. Do you know that feeling? You may have plans to do one thing but feel like doing something else. So I went over to Pinterest, I wasn’t even sure for what. I didn’t want to look at anything that was decoupaged because I wanted to feel like my idea was unique. At least to me. Instead I decided to look at pretty papers. That’s what led me to this week’s project. Once I found this image I knew I had to use it. I have a few pieces of furniture in our garage that are just waiting to be turned around. I found the French themed roses image that I used on this week’s project and I knew what I was going to do. I headed over to Blockposters.com and printed the image out on my laser printer. Oddly the colors of the pages that printed out didn’t all match but I didn’t notice that until they were all decoupaged onto my surface. Luckily I still love the way it came out. I have a small free standing shelf that I’ve had since I was single and moving from apartment to apartment. I keep my hair products in it. Hair sprays, volumizers, thickeners, conditioners, you know how it is. I need different products depending on the weather. For summer there’s a whole new need for stronger humidity proof sprays, in winter I need more of a conditioning spray. There are no doors on the cabinet and it just looks messy. There are a few shelves and aside from the tissue box, there’s also a box for spare lipsticks, and a few small containers for bobby pins and scrunchies, so it’s a wreck-I think. I knew I needed something with doors and shelves so I could store my belongings and keep them hidden. I found this week’s piece of furniture at the Goodwill store, but of course! I knew I was going to repurpose it one day but I knew I needed to wait until the inspiration hit me. And boy did it. I saw this print and couldn’t believe it wasn’t somewhere in a museum. It gave me a feeling too. It felt romantic, and feminine. Artistic and chic. I had to work with this piece of paper. Here is this week’s supply list for you. You can always go to my Facebook page, Upcycle with Decoupage and click on any of the links to products that I have on the Facebook page to shop for all or some of these items. You can also shop for anything else you may be in need of since my links all go through Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime you qualify for all of the same benefits through my site and my links. There’s a link below (at the bottom of the supply list) for you if you would like to give Amazon Prime a try for free. I know personally that Amazon is very good at ending the trial period if it’s not what you want. They don’t play games or try to sell you on staying with Prime.
- Image from your computer link to this poster : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/384987468127750197/
- Laser Copies from Blockposter.com *if your printer isn’t laser have copies made @ Copy center
- faber castell pitt artist big brush artist pen * I used Walnut Brown
- Decoupage Glue (Matte, stain or gloss)
- Fine/ Medium sanding sponge
- chalk paint * I used a soft pink, winter white and heather gray for my project)
- sea sponges
- chip brushes
- 3 inch paint roller brush
- saran wrap
- Razor Blade
- Top coat or Varnish (matte, satin or gloss)