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Decoupage for beginners!
I have never "decoupaged" before, so I was quite excited (and afraid!) to try out some new Deco Mache products from Trimcraft`s First Edition line.
Knowing that I`m a novise, I went for the rustic look!

Posted by Helle from Tromsø, Troms, Kingdom of Norway • Published See Helle 's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a corkboard. Rustic Cork Board With Trimcraft Deco Machè - Step 1
    Step 1

    I wanted to decorate an old cork board. It was already spray painted white , but if it wasn`t I would have to paint it according to the "directions for use", as the papers need a light background for the best result.

  • How to make a corkboard. Rustic Cork Board With Trimcraft Deco Machè - Step 2
    Step 2

    I chose the paper from Trimcrafts Travel Notes collection.
    The paper was both thin and strong, perfect for layering and folding over corners and such.

  • How to make a corkboard. Rustic Cork Board With Trimcraft Deco Machè - Step 3
    Step 3

    I used the the hog hair brush to cover the board surface with the glossy glue and varnish, and placed a big sheet of paper onto the board getting that wrinkly, rustic look.
    I would recommend starting with placing smaller pieces of paper onto the surface, piece by piece, for a smoother look.

  • How to make a corkboard. Rustic Cork Board With Trimcraft Deco Machè - Step 4
    Step 4

    I placed precut smaller pieces of paper to cover the remaing surface of the board. I didn`t have to care making the overlaps pretty, as I was planning to use washi tape over them anyway.

  • How to make a corkboard. Rustic Cork Board With Trimcraft Deco Machè - Step 5
    Step 5

    After covering the surface I added washi tape over the overlaps, creating different sections. I then used the glue/varnish with the nylon brush to seal the deal. I repeated it three times, allowing the glue/varnish to dry between each layer.
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  • How to make a corkboard. Rustic Cork Board With Trimcraft Deco Machè - Step 6
    Step 6

    Luckily both the brushes, paper and glue was smooth, with a velvety feel, so when the final layer of varnish was dry, my rustic board was both complete, looking good and ready for use!

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