4 ways to add words and phrases to your craft project

How do you personalise your decoupage project by adding your own words or phrases? This is what we discussed on our Facebook Group not so long ago (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DecoupageIreland/ ). Here are 4 great ideas for you to try out.



Stamp Words

Use archival ink and stamps to stamp onto plain white napkins, rice papers or white paper. You can then glue these onto your finished project.


Print Words

Geraldine Dunne from https://www.facebook.com/Deardeansdecoupage/ prints out words using her home printer she then spray them with a clear Matt varnish to stop the ink bleeding, Then age them with coffee spray and ink around the edges before cutting them up and using them. I think you would agree this gives a beautiful effect


Printed Words by Geraldine Dunne, Dear Dean's Decoupage

Another way to use Printed words is to print them out in a font you like from Word or similar and then decoupage onto a small plaque that you can then glue onto your finished piece. Have a watch of this quick video I made that shows how I do this.



Stencil Words

Use a letter stencil to stencil words onto your project. You can use paint, velvet paste or structure paste to give a raised effect to your work.


Steal Words

You can repurpose letters, words and phrases from printed materials including magazines, napkins and rice papers and use them to add to your own project. This Rice Paper for example has all the letters of the alphabet so you could use it to form your own words . https://www.decoupage.ie/product-page/alpahbet-large-rice-paper



What do you think? Do you have any other ways to personalise your projects? Do let me know at liz@decoupage.ie and I can credit you and update this post. Happy Decoupaging!


Liz

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