The First Steps of Decoupage | Colo Alonso | Skillshare

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Trailer Decoupage ok


    • 2.

      Customize an Object with Decoupage


    • 3.

      Choose the Object


    • 4.

      Paint the object


    • 5.

      How to Apply Paper Napkins


    • 6.

      How to Apply Wrapping Paper


    • 7.

      How to Sign your Masterpiece


    • 8.

      How to Varnish


    • 9.

      The Complete Process


    • 10.

      Final Thoughts


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About This Class

This class is perfect for someone that doesn’t know anything about Decoupage but would love to customize an object, doesn’t matter if it is a new one or an old one that you are kind of tired and want to give it a second life instead of giving it away.

We will choose an object, think of the design we want to make, learn the techniques, look for the materials, and with the three decoupage techniques (paper towels, paper/cardboard, photocopies) we will decorate it.

This combination will give you one of a kind object, and believe me, YOU WILL LOVE IT.

As I said before, this class is perfect for anyone with no previous knowledge, I will guide you step by step until the end of the process.

MUSIC Springish by Gillicuddy


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Colo Alonso

Industrial Designer + Wife + Mother


My name is Daniela Alonso, but my friends call me Colo because of my hair color.

My studies of Industrial Design allow me to work in Argentina, Italy and Spain in technical design. But in my spare time I develop my artistic flair, creating my own candles, restouring furniture with decoupage, making origami, knitying, sewing, backing muffins etc...most of these activities I make them with my two kids (10 and 7 years old). They just love to make craft-work as much us me.

Everything I make has my personal touch and a piece of my essence. Thats the way I take care of my family and people around, why not to share it with the rest of the world?

I have actually two classes published about QUILLING and one about DECOUPAGE, TORTILLA DE PATATA and wha... See full profile

Level: Beginner

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1. Trailer Decoupage ok: Hello. My name is Carl alone. So I am an industrial designer, wife and mother of two kids in the Mormons. I work in an office in a technical department, and this is not much fun because we are. Engineers were calculating millimeters everything. But in the afternoons, I take care of my kids on together. We developed our artistic flair making craft. In this class, we're going to explain about the compassion. Compassion is a technique based on paper. You can create most anything with some paper illustrations. You can apply any kind of paper to another tit and change it completely so anything you can paint it. It's perfect to work with the Kabbaj. If you're watching this video is because he enjoyed as much as I do to make craft. And I would like to encourage you not to be scared about this class because this technique , the compassion, is very, very simple. You don't need a master degree in arts to make it, so you will have a lot of fun cutting on blue in the illustrations on combining them in the way you like. You just need to follow some simple indications on trickster and going to give you in the next videos on you can start your deck a bunch out Shit. You in next class. 2. Customize an Object with Decoupage: Hello again. I'm so happy to be here telling you all I know about the compassion technique in this video , I will explain you a bit more in detail What we're going to be able to create. After taking the classes, we will cover how together the materials, many of them. I'm sure you have them at home. Then we will talk about how to choose the object. Recycle It is a very good option. And later we will have some indications about giving a coat of paint on very short video demonstrations about how to apply different kinds of paper on for the end. We're going to learn how to apply our signature in our masterpiece. The compassion is a technique very adaptable to any taste. The principal material is very cheap and the result is amazing. My daughter wanted to make the compassion while I was making the rhythm purple leather I give it to her annulled and burned table that we had at home and never used. Now after she decorated, we use it a lot. I don't know why, but after you finish your piece of heart, you generate a special bone with the option. It is funny, but through believe me. So let's start our lessons 3. Choose the Object: hello again in this class, we're going to learn how to choose the perfect option to apply the compassion and the materials. We need the option booby annul one or a new one. For example. The ones that I had used were both in Ikeya. I used them for a while and got Terry off the dirty finish. So this is why I decided to give them a second life, making the compassion on them. The trade that I had was a person from my mother low because she was going to give it away and it was really horrible. Box with the little drawers is the only one that I bought, especially to make the compassion. The best option is the one made of wood or present good. Ready to receive a coat of paint or just already painted on. You can just need to decorate it. The papers. I use paper napkins also wrapping paper on decorative papers. The weakness off the paper doesn't matter. All papers will work, but we have to have in mind to rules. If the paper has more density is easier to apply. Also, more density paper won't reveal the color off the pain below the brushes you need. Maybe you have them at home. You could use brushes, its bone brushes. Ain't I like math? Guan. I use one that is water based on you can use it for walls. The good thing about it is studies waterways, and you want to smell bad blue. You can buy a compassion glue and followed indications. Or you can use carpenter glue as I did and makes health water and half blue. And it would be just perfect. Bernie's. You need to use water based one on I like the best Matt, and then we need some extra materials like Caesar's or Qatar. Some water nail varnish remover on cotton pad, every board or some paper and plastic wrap or plastic bag on you can use if you don't have them annul T shirt like I did 4. Paint the object: hello again. As I told you before, The paint is water based on the color is up to you, but you have to remember there has to be, according to the paper, that you're going to apply later. A good trick is to put a rubber band across the pain container. On this way, you get rid off the extra paint without leaving the containing all dirty around. - Use a brush or response brush if it is a little surface. But if you have a big Sur face like a table, you may need a roller. You need to give at least two coats to cover. The buttons were faced off the object between coats. Let it dry very well. You can just take a few hours or more. It depends on the weather where you live. 5. How to Apply Paper Napkins: Hello. If you have chosen to use paper napkins, it will be more difficult to apply. But a very good thing it is that the paper napkins is a very thin material, and you almost can notice their relief over the object. First, we have to cut the image very important rig. Don't separate the white layers until you have finished cutting them. If you don't feel sure about applying the paper, not things you can practice in a piece of good first and then do it in the masterpiece. As I'm using carpenters grew. I have to make a meeks off health water on Health blue. Then you have to mix it very, very good before you start using it on. If you cover the container, you can keep it for many days with no problem. A blank glue on the option only on the surface you need to glue the image and let it dry for a while because it is very important. No to wait to match the napkins. Napkins can't support too much water, and it will, and he will get many wrinkles. If you played, when is to work that with the finger to make sure it is glow see, but not too much on a start. Applying the paper napkins as you're seeing in the video, you have to choose where to start bracing and continue, for example, from center to outside or from bottom to the top. It doesn't matter if you want to straighten more, you can help yourself with a plastic bag or blasting rap on your hand. - Then with the blue, you have to give some more in places that is missing. Let's try on applied another coat off glue all over the much. You will notice that as it tries, the wrinkles disappear a little bit. Do you? 6. How to Apply Wrapping Paper: class. We're going to learn how to play wrapping paper. You will notice that is very similar to blame paper napkins. The first thing that we have to do is to cut the image we want with a Caesar or I got or Qatar the one that you prefer and you feel more comfortable with. Then you will see there is a different thickness between the wrapping paper on the paper Napkins on these paper wrapping will be very easier to apply compared to the other one. So we have to glue all the surface where it's going to be on the picture. Larry drive for a while and then, when it's still glossy, you star applying. You can help yourself with a credit card with a stick where, like I'm doing with your hands, anything cool work. When you finish a plane, you let it try, and then you give another coat of glue over to protect it. If you're planning to cover a big area with wrapping paper, it's better to help yourself with a transparent bug on a cart. When you're applying over the glue 7. How to Sign your Masterpiece: Hello. In this class, we're going to learn how to play our signature in the masterpiece. We will need a photocopy and not printer for two. Copy. We have to make it backwards for these. We can use illustrator or for example, word aside, Explain in the video. Then we printed on We fought a copy because we just need the photocopy. Otherwise it won't work. So with our photocopy backwards, we have to carry it like an image to work better. And then we're going to use nail varnish remover on a cotton part to apply thesis the only material that smells kind of bad. So we just need to put some nail varnish remover on the cotton. Put in position there. Things that you want to apply. Decider is printed. It goes by down on a start pressing. You have to press very, very hard If you're so face, it wasn't very smooth. You can make it a smoother with a son paper, but remember to take all the extra dust before you start applying the photocopy. Very, very important. This photo copy has to be applied over the paint that never over the glue because on the glue. It won't work. So if you decide to put any match close to your signature visual to the first your signature and then to start gluing the much remember this this step. 8. How to Varnish: hello in this class, we're going to learn how to burnish the option. When you finish applying the papers on your signature, it is time to apply a protection over the option. You have to remember that the material that we use paper is very weak, and you need winning it to protect it. Varnish that we're going to use is going to be water based on this means that it wants smell bad on your brushes are going to be easier to clean just with water. We had to give to the option as many coats as we consider. But at least has to be two coats and we have supplied all over the ocean not only on the image between coats those varnished way have to let it dry The same thing that we did when we were painting the object on That's all 9. The Complete Process: Hello. In this class, we are going to see how to make the complete process off the box. With the little drawers between the videos, I will give you some advice. The first thing that we have to do is to paint the ocean, have to try to make our paint always in the same direction. The ocean that had I have chosen. It wasn't very well finished. So as you can see after the faith, the first coat he wasn't very good. It's a very good time to use sandpaper to minimize these imperfections. But remember to take all the dust before you continue. Continue with a new coat of paint. You have to give us many coats us you need, and if you choose a paper that is not transparent, maybe some areas you don't have to paint them, and this is good because you had less to do. Then you have to cut all the image that you want. I have many papers, so I decided to cut also some the front off the drawers and placed them just to check. If I like the design. Once the option is, try use, they're playing with the image and keep working until you feel comfortable the way they are before you secure it. Them out with the blue, you can feel many areas where the option has a damage with an image. So now I'm going to show you how to place the paper in the front, off the drawer. You don't have to cut the form off the drawer. It's better to use the complete patient, place it over the glue and then with a cutter, cut the extra paper after you cut The extra paper is better to get the glue on, Secure departs that youth view that is not right. And then, as I told you, I like to use a T shirt instead off a plastic bag on a car or stuff. Ladies, I prefer a no tissue. It's good to secure all the edges. Then I'm going to show you how I did a mistake. Apply in my signature. I did it over the glue because I place first the napkin paper. So then this is what happened. You don't have the complete signature. Doesn't matter how hard you do it. It won't work. So remember to place the signature first, you start your grew in, minister placing all the image, the little ones. Sometimes I prefer because the paper is very hard. It has a good witness. I prefer to put the glow on the paper instead of the on the box. But you need a paper with a group fitness. You can do these with a napkin. Uh, on again, I used my picture. I secure the edges when I have it finished, and I think it's OK, and I like it the way it is. It's time to start with the varnish. Remember, remember that varnish has to be a water base. It could be matter or bright. It doesn't matter. I prefer Matt on. This is what I using this project. You have to give at least two coats, but if you want to give another one, it's OK. And remember to you have to baroness the complete option. Not only the places where it has an image, do you? You You have to let it dry between coats of varnish. Also, you have to apply varnish over your signature to protect it. Remember that all imperfections maybe hide with a picture on it. Ernest rise. The wrinkles kind of disappear, That's all You and your dick. A passion project 10. Final Thoughts: Well, I hope you enjoy the class as much as I did teaching it. Now I have to tell you that you're not an expert in Decca Posh, but you have enough knowledge to make your first project. You have to remember it's not untypical. Just three simple steps, just a option painted and the compassion I will love to see your project on. I in course you to share it with your classmates. I don't think that you have to make at the options. It could be a picture frame or a little box. Maybe you want to start with some all furniture. Very little. It doesn't matter. Something that you have at home. You just contrite on, see what happens. I I think you will love it as much as I d. O. You will see that the result is amazing. You also can look at Internet T to inspire you about options are about the difference alternatives that you have to make the compassion or styles. There are many styles. Um, I will be able a level to answer any doubt or explain more deeply any point off the class. Well, that's all. But by