Decoupage like it’s 1989

Nothing like the projects that make you feel like a kid again. This big kid got her hands a little dirty, er, sticky, decoupaging up a storm for my little lady.

It all started with this adorable cat illustration…

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I put it in a frame as soon as I received it over a year ago… always intending to improve it’s situation “later”. As you can see, it’s a little awkward, the white areas seem a little strange, and contrast against the frame (a very affordable Ikea number I had lying around). Then, it hit me. I don’t want to hunt down the perfect frame, trim the artwork, purchase custom matting, there must be a way to use what I have, not spend a penny and be happy with the result. Right?

Enter the Mod Podge.

Call me crazy… but I wanted to Decoupage right over the frame, and over the glass, leaving that little kitty cat right where he was. I didn’t have anything to lose, so I gave it a shot.

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If you have a cutting board, utility knife, thin decorative paper, and some Mod Podge, you can try this out too.

You can imagine what comes next. I took some paper cut to size to work with the frame, then… get that glue working for you. On the back of the paper, all over the frame and then use your paintbrush or sponge applicator, and more importantly, your fingers, to move and shift everything into place. That’s the sticky part. You can have fun peeling it off your fingers later on! ;)

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And after waiting, very impatiently, for some drying time… ta-da!

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I think it gives it a really nice folk art kind of a look no? Perfect addition to the Kiddos’s nursery.

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