Monday, 26 October 2015

How to Decoupage...

Happy Monday,

After last weeks shows on Hochanda with the beautiful new Decoupage papers from Craft Consortium I thought It might prove useful to show you the other video I didi for Creative Expressions.  I also promised a couple of people ate Samuel Taylors in Leeds on saturday ( Julia and I had a brilliant time than to Sue and team and all the crafters who came to say hi!) that I would feature this video.

The video goes through al, the basic steps of using these papers to upcycle old furniture as well as a couple of starter projects to get you going.  I hope you enjoy this outing!

Here is a close up of the table I feature ion this video.  I really hope this helps those of you who want to get into this fun hobby!



  1. Morning John, this table is fantastic and the boxes too will watch video when I get down to my daughters looking forward to it.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Good Morning john

    I saw this video when it was released on Youtube I am sure it was very helpful for a lot of people. I am pleased to see you doing these videos on your blog and I hope Julia does the same with her mask techniques perhaps for those that missed the shows.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  3. Good morning John,
    A great Video, I now have the courage to go get started.
    Thank You

  4. Lovely projects, i will watch the video later with a well earned coffee.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  5. Hi John, such a great video showing the techniques. Love the boxes shown in the picture and your table is fab. Must give this a try. Take care. Bx

  6. Thanks so much for posting this John, I will be watching it a bit later and sure I will learn lots,

  7. Hi John,
    I have a plain CD cupboard which stands in my hallway( no CD's in it now!) and I am tempted to decoupage it now. Just need to find a paper I love from the range!
    Can't get hold of the ones I like yet but I'm on it.
    Going to look fab!
    Thanks for the inspration.
    Anne M xx

  8. Hi John,
    Just stunning!! You can pop round to my house any time to decorate my old tables!!
    Lorna D

  9. Great projects, especially the table.


  10. Morning John,
    Thanks for the video instructions, it helps to be able to watch over, makes it a lot easier and can check that I'm doing my project correctly.
    You've got me hooked on this technique lol.
    Have a great day

  11. Your projects look interesting. Glad you had a good day with Julia.

  12. Good morning John your creations are all gorgeous. I will watch the video later. I am off to find out how to put gilding flakes on MDF. Have a great day today. Hugs xxx

  13. Good morning John making the video is such a good idea. Have a good day love from Jackie xx

  14. Good morning John, I've always loved this technique!!! My best friend and I did an old suitcase that we covered with pictures from magazines it looked brilliant even though I do say so myself : ) a long time ago!!! I really enjoyed your video!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  15. Not something I intend getting in to but those boxes look beautiful.

    Anne (Northampton)

  16. I will have to watch video later After having a clear out we found a wooden toddlers trolley - you wheel it around with plastic bricks etc Can you tell me if the papers/glue etc are safe to use on children's stuff

  17. Thanks for the video John, I'm sure it will be helpful. SueL x

  18. Morning John,
    Lovely projects.

  19. Hi John,
    Beautiful projects, off to see the video.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Heather Treble

  20. Morning John so many great ideas you come up with and now I really must think about doing something like this. Wonderful

    Watch out junk shops here I come

    Happy days Pen x

  21. I have got a couple of rather nasty looking trays that I think would benefit from this technique, I guess I am going to have to try it some time!


  22. Thank you John, for showing us how it's done. the transformations are stunning.
    Best wishes, Rose

  23. Morning John, oh thank you, thank you, thank you, such a great video, am loving the concept, must have a go, I can think of so many things I can decoupage, my mind is swimming, what have you done to me John!!!

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  24. Hi John, brilliant video, must have a go at this, thank you, Kate x

  25. Hi John, A gorgeous decoupaged table, I love this technique, will watch video later with a cup of coffee.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  26. Hi John,
    Really enjoyed the shows, it was something really different, but not sure if it's something I want to get into.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  27. Lovely work, it looks amazing...luv Ursula xx

  28. Great video John, really looking forward to trying some Decopage!

  29. Hi John, great pieces of art and a great video too. Love the table! "Thank you John" another art that suits a lot of people, you all just plant a seed! So glad you and Julia had a great time! xx Love Karen xx

  30. Great decoupage. However will have to leave it to when I am calmer. My effort looks like some great cat has chewed the ends!!! You make it look so easy. Maybe it is my sandpaper or my angle - still not getting it. perhaps I shall sit on your doorstep or peep through the window and watch you.
    Best wishes
    Till Lady aka Anne

  31. Hi John, it all looks great, have a little round coffee table in my loft that was my nans when I was a little girl, I am thinking I might have a try with it, just a little frightened I might ruin it. Take Care Melody xxx

  32. Hi John. The boxes and table are all lovely and you have inspired me to get on and have a go. After just thinking about it for so long I finally took the plunge and covered an mdf pencil pot and it really is as easy as you make it look. I can see that nothing is going to be safe now : ) Thank you again for the inspiration you give to us all. Take care x

  33. HI John, great video. Have not tried this technique but think I will have to give it a go Love the way you have also added other elements.

  34. Hi John, it's my first time leaving a comment but I've watched your decoupage shows several times but never really had the interest to try anything, but I quite fancy trying to do something with letters, I'm not at all artistic in anyway so maybe try the chalk paint first and 'pretty' up the painted letters with some of Sue's flower dies. But I'm going to watch your tutorial video just to see if it's something I could do a good job with. Although I darn't get addicted as I have no room to hide anymore of Sue's dies let alone new papers etc lol.
    I'm sure this video will come in so useful for those clever artistic people that want to start another addiction - sorry, hobby !!
    Thanks John.
    Lancashire Steph x