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A mid-level project
Upcycle a plain glass plate with reverse decoupage.

Posted by Gabriela Szulman from London, United Kingdom • Published See Gabriela Szulman's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a plate. Decoupage A Glass Plate - Step 1
    Step 1

    Separate each napkin, remove the two bottom layers and keep the top one only. Cut out enough shapes to create an all-over design on the plate. Please note that napkin paper is very fragile and therefore the smaller the shapes, the easier it is to glue them.

  • How to make a plate. Decoupage A Glass Plate - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn the plate upside-down on your piece of parcel paper or card (any piece of plain paper will do) and draw the outline with a pencil.

  • How to make a plate. Decoupage A Glass Plate - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the shape: you will use this as a template for your design.

  • How to make a plate. Decoupage A Glass Plate - Step 4
    Step 4

    Play around with the shapes on your paper template until you're happy with the design.

  • How to make a plate. Decoupage A Glass Plate - Step 5
    Step 5

    With the plate upside-down, start glueing the pieces of napkin paper from the centre.

  • How to make a plate. Decoupage A Glass Plate - Step 6
    Step 6

    Brush the glue on the plate first, then carefully tap the piece of paper in place and add another layer of glue on top.

  • How to make a plate. Decoupage A Glass Plate - Step 7
    Step 7

    Let the plate dry (you can use a hairdryer to accelerate the process if you prefer) until the glue no longer feels tacky.

  • How to make a plate. Decoupage A Glass Plate - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cover the back of the plate with acrylic paint: 2-3 coats should be sufficient. Once the paint is dry, finish with a coat of polyurethane varnish. Any unevenness along the edge can be tidied up with sandpaper.

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