How to Make Decoupage Plates
These decorative dishes are perfect as trivets, serving wrapped candies, or displayed on a wall in a graphic arrangement.
Decoupage is a simple way to create custom, unique pieces. Here we are creating a series of winter-themed plates for a gathering with "deer" friends.
Make a template for each plate by tracing the shape of the plate on paper first and cutting out the shape. Place the template over paper and cut out the design you want to transfer to the plate.
Place cut paper design in a bowl of water to soak for one minute.
Remove paper from water and let dry.
Wet a sponge in water and then dip the sponge into the decoupage medium.
Apply decoupage to plate
Flip the plate upside down and cover the bottom of the plate with decoupage medium, keeping the coating smooth.
Decoupaging the underside of the plates allows them to be safe for food.
Place paper on plate
Place the paper design upside down on the plate so that the image will show through.
Smooth bubbles and let dry
Gently smooth any bubbles from the paper with a bowl scraper and use the Wagner Furno Heat Gun on low to dry paper art until fully dry.
Paint the edge of the plate with a bronze or gold paint.
Dry with heat gun
Dry completely with the heat gun. Wipe the glass clean if dirty.
It's as simple as that. Now we have a beautiful set of unique dishes to use for our get together.
Glass plates in various sizes
Decorative cardstock or paper (paper ephemera)
Bowl of water
Piece of sponge
Plastic bowl scraper
Copper or gold acrylic paint
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