My first decoupage

06 Apr


This was my first try to do decoupage and it’s not as hard as I thought it may be. You just need patience and a steel hand 😉 So I did it on wood but you can do it on any hard material, like glass, ceramic,..
I used a paper napkin but next time I’ll try with rice paper.

I found this on the Internet: The origin of decoupage is thought to be East Siberian tomb art. Nomadic tribes used cut out felts to decorate the tombs of their deceased. From Siberia, the practice came to China, and by the 12th century, cut out paper was being used to decorate lanterns, windows, boxes and other objects. In the 17th century, Italy, especially Venice, was at the forefront of trade with the Far East and it is generally thought that it is through these trade links that the cut out paper decorations made their way into Europe.


Posted by on April 6, 2014 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “My first decoupage

  1. Jill

    April 21, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Very nice, Mira 🙂 My mother and aunt (and sister, too- but, on her own) would decoupage together. There was a time when our pool table was filled with such crafts. 🙂 I think the men must have wondered when pool games would begin again! (I must have been wondering, too.)

    I loved the softness of the finish upon the wood. It brings back good memories.

    You have made a lovely keepsake. ❤

  2. winterforlady

    May 10, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you very much dear Jill ❤ I can't wait to do some more decoupage. Father told me that he will make me a wooden box and I hope that will be my new project. Just don't know when the box will be ready.

    • Jill

      June 14, 2014 at 5:02 am

      Will you finish the box with special pictures and decoupage? How wonderful to be receiving a special wooden box from your father!

  3. Chrysopeleia

    June 19, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Nice, my napkins collector 😀 Interesting origin of decoupage, I wasn’t aware of it…

  4. winterforlady

    July 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    @Jill- Yes I plan to do decoupage on the box 🙂

    @Chrysopeleia- Thanks 🙂 And my collection is still growing 😀


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