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Butterflies and Ferns Journals with Martha Stewart Decoupage

This collection of hand-decoupaged journals can be created in an afternoon and are ideal for gift-giving.

At a Glance:

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This project features these great brands:

  • Martha Stewart Logo
  • Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Logo
instructions

Other Supplies

Scissors or Craft knife, Paper towels, Assorted paper journals and note pads, Wooden pencil box

Instructions

  1. Prepare all paper journals and note pads by painting any desired bands of color using Wild Blueberry and Mace. It will be helpful to use stencil tape to mask a straight line when basecoating the bands of color. Allow to dry.
  2. Basecoat lid of wood pencil box with Green Olive. Allow to dry.
  3. Prepare paper cut-outs by removing them from carrier sheet. If desired, cut excess background away using scissors or a craft knife.
  4. Using a soft bristle decoupage bush, apply one even, smooth coat of Decoupage Finish to the surface. (I used Matte on all paper and wood surfaces)
  5. Apply a second smooth, even application of decoupage finish to the back side of the paper cut-out.
  6. Apply the decoupage paper to the surface positioning finish to finish. Press paper cut-out onto the surface, smoothing from the center towards the edges of the cut-out. This will remove trapped air pockets and excess decoupage finish. Wipe away excess finish with damp paper towel.
  7. Continue adding paper cut-out to the surface until the entire decoupage design is achieved.
  8. Once in place and smooth, allow to dry 2 hours.
  9. When completely dry, brush a smooth application of decoupage finish over the entire surface being sure to seal all edges of the paper. Allow to dry 2 hours.
  10. Brush a second coat of decoupage finish over the entire surface and allow to dry 2 hours. NOTE: If decoupage item will serve a purpose other than decorative only, a third top application of decoupage finish may be required.
  11. Project surface should be cured prior to using. Air dry project for 21 days to cure.

supplies

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin...

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.39
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin...

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.39
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin...

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.39
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® .75oz Gold Liquid Gilding

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $8.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Spray Paint Kit-Gloss Finish

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $30.79
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Stencil Tape

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $8.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Multi-Surface...

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Paper Cut-outs...

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $10.09
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brayer

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $14.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Martha Stewart Crafts ® Decoupage Brush Set

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $14.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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