I do not like to dust… that’s why I have changed several table tops from black to something that doesn’t show the dust so much.
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What you need for this brown paper bag decoupage project:
- Deco Art Decoupage
- Brown Paper (I used craft paper, but you could use grocery bags)
- Applicator (I used a sponge applicator but you could also use a cheap chip brush)
- Something for glazing (I used black craft paint, but you could use a glaze or a stain)
I gathered the items I would need-DecoArt Decou-page, a small tray and a sponge brush.
To get the proper effect you will need to tear your paper and then wrinkle it. I find that it works best if you put it in your hands as though you were scrubbing a stain out of a shirt. (rubbing it back and forth to soften it a bit)
I tore large pieces and wrinkled (softened) them up a bit. I tore the pieces to size as I went along.
I started in the corner with a large piece, applying the DecoArt Decoupage on both sides of the paper.
I did all four corners.
Working my way into the middle of the table.
Until I was finished.
You can see that I did NOT try to smooth out any wrinkles. I really liked this DecoArt Decoupage, it did a fabulous job and made this project quick and easy.
While I was doing this, I saw “states” of the USA. Can you find Texas, or maybe YOUR state?
To give the paper depth and texture, I did a dry brush effect (technique) over the entire top with the black craft paint.
This is the final result.
So, long story short, the table will still get just as dusty, but it won’t show up so much!