Glass Plate Decoupage
By: H. Iacobacci-Miller
What You Will Need:
- Clear glass plate of desired size
- Your choice of wallpaper, wrapping paper, tissue paper or copies
- Decoupage medium or white glue
- 2 sponge brushes
- Acrylic paint in desired color
- Clear varnish
- Wallpaper seam roller
Sharp Scissors or decoupage scissors
- Fine grite sandpaper
- Damp cloth
- Thoroughly wash and dry your plate(s)
- Carefully cut out designs
- Arrange the cutouts on the back of the plate with the design
- Spread white glue on the right side of the cutouts, and place
on the back of the plate preferred arrangement. (Note: it is important
to press firmly and overlap the cutouts)
- Use damp cloth and cover the back of the plate
- With your wallpaper seam roller, begin at middle of the plate
and work towards edges to release any air bubbles.
- Allow decoupage medium to dry thoroughly.
- Once dried, use a dry sponge brush to paint the back of the
plate with at least 2 coats of paint allowing paint to dry completely
in between coats.
- Finally, paint plate with at least 2 coats of clear varnish
allowing varnish to dry in between coats.
- If you have any glue or paint that is not smooth, use a fine
grit sandpaper to lightly sand smooth.
Now you have a one of a kind, designer looking plate to match any
decor or any mood. Use plates as wall decoration, charger, candle
holders and more.
Please note that these plates are primarily for decorations. Since
the glue and paint are on the reverse side of the plate, they could
be used for food that is not warm (i.e., tea sandwiches, cookies,
etc). To clean, use a damp sponge or cloth but do not microwave
or put in dishwasher.
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