Having not been making much recently, I decided to do something crafty. After having a dig around I remembered I had this cute little pulpboard gecko/lizard. This little guy was brought at a local craft fair where The Decopatch Place had a stall.As this project uses glue and varnish, the first thing you need to do is cover your workspace in newspaper to prevent any mess.
When I decopatch, I use a white acrylic, glossy glue and sealing varnish.
Whilst waiting for the acrylic to dry, you can rip up or cut your papers. On the small items, I will use pieces that are about 2cm by 1cm in size.
Apply an area of glue (larger than that of the piece of paper) onto your item. Place your piece of paper over the glue and immediately apply another layer of glue over it.
It is really important that there is glue on both sides of the paper. When applying the top layer of glue, you will find that you can manipulate the paper around corners and into tighter areas a little easier!
Keep applying your paper pieces until the item is completely covered. Do bear in mind that some darker colours may show through the lighter and white papers.
This simply requires the sealing varnish and a brush.
Where I got my items:
The Decopatch Place
Both places sell everything you could want/need for decopatching!