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If it sits still long enough, you can decoupage it.
I was lucky enough to take part in this craft test involving Trimcraft's Deco Maché range!

I work on illustrated jewelry most of the time so I thought I'd experiment and put a new spin on some items you can lay your hands on pretty easily!

Posted by Arkolina from Dunstable, England, United Kingdom • Published See Arkolina's 2 projects »
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  • How to make a wooden brooch. Decoupage Travel Brooch with Trimcraft Deco Maché - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather up your materials!

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Decoupage Travel Brooch with Trimcraft Deco Maché - Step 2
    Step 2

    Select a paper, I chose the map themed paper for this particular tutorial but it was a tough choice!

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Decoupage Travel Brooch with Trimcraft Deco Maché - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out a square you like the look of a little bigger than you need and trim to the approximate shape you'd like. I chose the little bit of the paper with the UK on it so I could take a little piece of home with me everywhere I go.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Decoupage Travel Brooch with Trimcraft Deco Maché - Step 4
    Step 4

    Apply some of the Deco Maché gloss to the shape of your choice and carefully position your paper with most of the design you want on the shape itself. Push it onto the shape with the hogs hair deco maché brush smoothing any bubbles or creases as you go (although I have a few on my example and they give it character!) don't worry too much about over hanging bits at this stage.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Decoupage Travel Brooch with Trimcraft Deco Maché - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you're happy with the positioning of your paper use the nylon deco maché brush to apply another coat of gloss, this will make it smooth and shiny!

    Leave to dry.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Decoupage Travel Brooch with Trimcraft Deco Maché - Step 6
    Step 6

    When dry use small sharp scissors or a scalpel to trip your paper overhang. At this stage I like to give it another coat of gloss as well, but it's up to you.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Decoupage Travel Brooch with Trimcraft Deco Maché - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now you just need to attatch your chosen finding to the back of the piece. I've glued a brooch to this one, but you can also use pads with loops to make pendants, rings for smaller pieces or even drill a hole and use for a keychain.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Decoupage Travel Brooch with Trimcraft Deco Maché - Step 8
    Step 8

    Ta da! A perfect little gift to wish someone well travelling and to remind them of home. :)

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