Handmade for the Holidays: Decoupaged Plaque Tutorial
I printed out some illustrations I did on my computer, cut them out, and decoupaged them onto cheap wooden plaques that I painted in bright colors. Finish with a coat of varnish and you've got a super-easy, super-cute wall decoration!
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Start off with a wooden plaque (you can get these at craft stores for $1 or less), some sandpaper, acrylic paint, and a sponge brush. You'll need to sand any rough edges of the plaque with sandpaper to get a smooth finish. I like sponge brushes (like the one pictured) because they don't shed little hairs into your wet paint.
After all of your pieces are "glued" in place, brush a thin coat of decoupage medium evenly on top of the images. Don't worry about coating the whole plaque, just stick with sealing the images for now. I found that if I tried to cover the whole plaque in a layer of varnish I would get dirt and cat hair in some of the layers. Yeck.