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  • Decoupage on uneven surfaces??

    I'm brand new to decoupage, and I'm quite excited! I obviously need to practice on simpler projects before doing something like a lightly curved surface, but I was playing around with the glass that I want to decoupage... And I can't really figure out how I would go about forming the paper to the curve of the little plate I'm using. I'm using very thick paper, basically card stock. Do I need to be using thinner paper? I saw one site that suggested dampening the paper, but I'm not sure about that. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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    You really do need thin paper. There are spe******t papers designed specifically for this purpose but you can get away with using other thin papers... think tissue paper rather than cardstock...Cardstock is way too heavy for this.

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      I'd agree with Christa on the different types of paper. I decoupage onto furniture and you definetley can't use cardstock or even wallpaper on bends as it's just too thick. I use cardstock or wallpaper if I'm creating the focal point to be in the middle of a piece but if I'm going over edges something alot thinner such as magazine paper or spe******t paper or even material!

      I've just visited my most favourite craft store (the famous one) and one of it's employees was decoupaging a very large model elephant (made from mache) I wanted to push her of her seat and take over!! Love it!!

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        Originally posted by Revived View Post
        I've just visited my most favourite craft store (the famous one) and one of it's employees was decoupaging a very large model elephant (made from mache) I wanted to push her of her seat and take over!! Love it!!
        You can mention Hobbycraft in that context, I am assuming that you are not advertising for them lol.
        Carol
        God helps them that help themselves.

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