Cut and Paste Label Art
Age: Three and up
Time: An hour or more
Type of Activity: Arts and crafts
- Sobo glue, Elmers, or paste
- Labels, stamps, gift wrap images, old letters, newspapers, or thin cards
- Mod Podge
- 1" wide paint brush
- Dull knife
- An object to cover like a small box, old hardbound book, canvas
Step One: Save and collect labels and papers to decorate with. The key is that these papers should be thin, not thick in texture.
Step Two: Choose an object that you want to cover. A piece of cardboard, a small box, an old book, or an artist's canvas are good for beginners.
Step Three: Prepare your papers that you will be covering with. Tear the edges rather than cutting them to make a border. This will give an appearance of age.
Step Four: Paste the images, overlapping them and covering the surface of your object. Don't worry if the edges are ragged, have small holes, or tear.
Step Five: Keep layering and be sure to eliminate all the air bubbles as the paste dries (use a tongue depressor or the flat edge of a dull knife for this).
Step Six: Let the "decoupage" dry completely.
Step Seven: With Mod Podge brush the entire area; build up several layers. Voila! You now have an old fashioned cut and paste decoupage to give or keep.
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