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How to Decopatch

How to Decopatch 

 You can Decopatch paper mache or MDF blanks specially designed for decopatching. 
Alternatively you can recycle a wide range of objects. 
Materials suitable for decopatching include card, wood, ceramic, glass, metal, plastic etc
It's a good idea to start with a small object for your first attempt. 
Stick to simple shapes to start with. Make sure it is clean, dry and has a sound surface.
Tear the Decopatch paper to the size of a postage stamp.
Brush the glue-varnish on an area slightly larger than the piece of paper you want to stick to the surface.
 Apply the paper to the surface and then brush a layer of glue-varnish over the top of the paper 
making sure there are no air bubbles. Working from the centre of the paper out to the edges helps give a smooth finish. 
Remove excess glue-varnish with brush as you move on.
Repeat the process, slightly overlapping the pieces, until you've achieved the desired effect.
 Keeping the overlap to a minimum saves on paper and helps give a smooth surface.
Remember that darker colours can show through lighter coloured papers, so if you
 plan ahead you can put the lighter coloured areas of paper on first.
Most of all have fun!