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Topic: Decoupage tile coasters - print your own decoupage paper  (Read 6583 times)
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« on: February 27, 2009 10:29:36 AM »

I always loved the look decoupage had, the beautiful layered effect it could achieve.  The problem was the decoupage paper you could buy was all teddy bears and granny flowers and nothing of interest to me.  I tried doing collage with regular paper, and it looked horribly 1st grade craft-day-ish.  Well, I finally figured out how to print my OWN decoupage paper, using tissue paper!  I don't know if this trick has been out there forever, but I was pretty thrilled to figure it out.  For my first try at it I used some of my favorite endangered critters designs and made some coasters out of tiles I got for a buck apiece.

I printed the panda image on tissue paper backed with cardstock, as well as some textures and fun facts about pandas, and then backed the coaster with some felt.  I also made a tiger one. Ta da!  Now I can decoupage anything, with any design I want.  Yay decoupage.
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009 10:54:15 AM »

That is so cool! Thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to try it!

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009 06:26:45 PM »

I love this! Wist! The panda is so cute, too

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009 05:10:53 PM »

Oh, this is a clever idea. I shall try it :-)

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009 08:34:47 AM »

What a great idea! Thank you for the tutorial.  I will have to try this soon.  I'm wondering if, instead of using spray adhesive, you could layer a piece of paper or cardstock then wax paper, then your tissue paper and iron the whole thing.  That might make it easier to pull off after you print. Then again, it might make it more difficult.  I might have to experiment.  Something tells me that trying to get the right amount of adhesive would lead to me being very frustrated at the paper ripping. (I have little patience).  Smiley 

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2009 12:06:40 PM »

I have heard of using freezer paper for this too.  The only reason I didn't was I was putting it through a laser printer, and I was afraid the extra heat might make it especially difficult to get off.  Try it though!  I think it would work.

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009 12:48:01 PM »

Very cool idea! Love the panda!

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