65 photos decoupage: creative ideas for your home

Since the XVII century, the art of imitating the oriental inlaid furniture and household items has become popular and has been called "Arte povera" ("art of the poor"). Nowadays such furniture is extremely rare and is very expensive, and this style is imitated by many modern furniture designers

Creative ideas for decoupage for your home - a real find for fans of handmade. With this technique, you can decorate any surface - from furniture to clothing and footwear.

Content

  • What is decoupage: a little history
  • In what styles of interior is appropriate decoupage?
  • Effects of aging in decoupage
  • What do you need for decoupage with your own hands?
  • Master classes of decoupage for beginners
  • In conclusion about decoupage. Video with ideas, photo
Bright interior decoration in the technique of decoupage

Bright interior decoration in the technique of decoupage

What is decoupage: a little history

Decoupage emerged in Germany in the Middle Ages. At that time, expensive inlaid caskets and pieces of furniture enjoyed special popularity, which only aristocrats could afford. However, German masters came up with a simple budget method of decorating the interior items - they cut out the pictures and pasted them on the furniture, after which they were covered with layers of varnish.

New applied art quickly gained popularity, and soon spread to France, Italy and England. The fashion for decoupage was amazing: everyone was engaged in it - from kings (Marie Antoinette) and lords (George Byron) to simple artisans and poor people.

Sentimental motifs and images of children in decoupage are some of the most common

Sentimental motifs and images of children in decoupage are some of the most common

A good taste will decorate with the help of decoupage, even in the style of Contemporary

A good taste will decorate with the help of decoupage, even in the style of Contemporary

Over time, decoupage moved to the United States, where it was particularly popular in the first half of the twentieth century. In our country, interest in this direction in decorating is only gaining momentum, but with each passing day, its followers are growing.

Imitation of old-time Christmas-tree toys

Imitation of old-time Christmas-tree toys

In what styles of interior is appropriate decoupage?

  • Vintage. This style involves the use of things aged 30 to 60 years, so when choosing napkins for decoupage, you need to focus on this requirement.
Decoupage techniques can be used along with methods of restoring furniture and interior decorations

Decoupage techniques can be used along with methods of restoring furniture and interior decorations

Idea! When decorating interior items in the vintage style, use motifs that were popular at the time you want to emulate. The newspaper clippings with the headlines that were sensational 40 years ago will look original.

  • Shebbie chic. The very name of the direction ("shabby chic") implies slightly aged interior objects with a touch of romance. Decoupage very harmoniously fits into the chic chic. As the drawings suitable for small floral motifs, images of angels, pastoral landscapes. Mandatory condition: the color scheme should be light and slightly faded. Suitable pastel shades of pink, cream, ivory, powder, lavender.
In England, decoupage became available to a wide section of the population in the Victorian era, when a large number of collections appeared with printed sheets for carving, and decoupage penetrated almost every house. The style of drawings on the finished sheets for carving has not changed to this day

In England, decoupage became available to a wide section of the population in the Victorian era, when a large number of collections appeared with printed sheets for carving, and decoupage penetrated almost every house. The style of drawings on the finished sheets for carving has not changed to this day

  • Provence. Interiors decorated in the spirit of Provence can be decorated with decoupage with plant motifs (in special honor the traditional flora of the Mediterranean - lavender, small garden roses, sunflowers), still-lives (a basket with fruits, seafood or bread), animals (images of cats, rabbits and so on further), landscapes and even portraits (images of children perfectly suit).
Floral motifs - the basis of decorating a house in the style of Provence

Floral motifs - the basis of decorating a house in the style of Provence

Aging and drawings, taken from old handbooks, textbooks, atlases (and, more simply - from ready-made sheets with scenes for decoupage) will give a unique character to the thing

Aging and drawings, taken from old handbooks, textbooks, atlases (and, more simply - from ready-made sheets with scenes for decoupage) will give a unique character to the thing

  • Country. In this style are perfectly fit pictures for decoupage, depicting rural life and its inhabitants. It can be landscapes, images of kitchen utensils, vegetables, fruits, pets.
In the interior in the country style, objects that are decorated with naive drawings with floral themes look best. Also always successful are animalistic motifs and still lifes

In the interior in the country style, objects that are decorated with naive drawings with floral themes look best. Also always successful are animalistic motifs and still lifes

Unusual seasonal and festive decorations in the technique of decoupage. With the right selection of colors and plot, you can create and keenly-looking decor items

Unusual seasonal and festive decorations in the technique of decoupage. With the right selection of colors and plot, you can create and keenly-looking decor items

  • Victorian classics. As pictures for decoupage, which harmoniously fit into this style of the interior, the plant motifs and images of the people of the reign of Queen Victoria are best suited.
Victorian roses are a very recognizable motif, suitable both for creating the canvas of a style, and for emphasizing it

Victorian roses are a very recognizable motif, suitable both for creating the canvas of a style, and for emphasizing it

In addition to these directions, decoupage can be used in more modern styles. For example, an interior decorated in the spirit of pop art, will look bright and original with decoupage in the form of comics. Also stylish look pasted images of the Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge or Big Ben towers, used in minimalistic interiors.

Decoration for a strict interior, which even newcomers can do: decoupage of an even wooden surface with drawings from finished sheets or old textbooks

Decoration for a strict interior, which even newcomers can do: decoupage of an even wooden surface with drawings from finished sheets or old textbooks

Decoupage with clear pictures without aging will look good in modern, discreet interiors

Decoupage with clear pictures without aging will look good in modern, discreet interiors

One of the ultramodern ways to decorate almost any piece of furniture - a combination"бомбинг стайл" с лакированием из техники декупажа

One of the ultramodern ways to decorate almost any piece of furniture - a combination «bombing style« with varnishing from the technique of decoupage

Advice! Adherents of the Egyptian or Japanese culture are encouraged to decorate the house with images of ancient pharaohs or samurai. In this case, you will get a distinctive place in the spirit of ethno.

Aerobatics - multi-layered scenes in decoupage

Aerobatics - multi-layered scenes in decoupage

Mix of different subjects in decoupage: fabulous, steampunk, vintage, floral

Mix of different subjects in decoupage: fabulous, steampunk, vintage, floral

Effects of aging in decoupage

Artificially aged things have a special charm. During decoupage furniture or other items of interior can give them a characteristic touch of antiquity in one of these ways:

  • Use of craquelure. The product acquires an imitation of small cracks appearing from time to time.
First, a layer of cracelure coating is applied, then a layer of paint. Almost immediately on the paint appear cracks

First, a layer of cracelure coating is applied, then a layer of paint. Almost immediately on the paint appear cracks

  • Patination. It is recommended to use acrylic paints and metallic paint or the final varnish with the effect of patination.
Patination methods for imitation of antiquity are used not only for metal (or plastic"под металл"), но и для дерева

Patination methods for imitation of antiquity are used not only for metal (or plastic for metal), but also for wood

  • Apply soap or candles. You need to rub the finished product with a candle (also suitable for ordinary soap) in those places where there may be chipped and scuffed - on the corners, edges, near the existing holes and so on. Then cover the product with a contrasting paint and sand the areas with sandpaper, treated with soap or a candle.
Mini-comode, decorated in the technique of decoupage

Mini-comode, decorated in the technique of decoupage

  • Morning. This variant of aging in decoupage is suitable for wooden surfaces.
Decoupage with a story that will appeal to the fans of the cycle"Песнь льда и пламени" и ТВ-сериала "Игры престолов"

Decoupage with a plot that will appeal to the fans of the cycle "Song of Ice and Fire" and TV-series "Games of Thrones"

Idea! If you do not want to spend extra money on special stains, there is a budget option - the use of hard-boiled black tea or coffee. Just cover the wooden product with several layers of one of these drinks, allow to dry and finish with the final varnish.

  • Spraying with paint. You need to take an old toothbrush, comb-comb and gouache or acrylic of contrasting color. Dip the brush into the paint and gently spray it, pulling the combs along the teeth.

These aging methods are well suited for decoupage caskets, decoupage hours, dishes, furniture, trays, decorative cutting boards, bottle supports and so on.

The combination of different styles in decoupage looks great in modern eclectic interiors

The combination of different styles in decoupage looks great in modern eclectic interiors

Decoration of shelves and small items of storage - a classic in decoupage

Decoration of shelves and small items of storage - a classic in decoupage

What do you need for decoupage with your own hands?

  • Billets for decoupage. In their role, anything can act: dishes, watches, furniture, caskets, bottles, jars, flower pots, vases and so on.
  • Napkin or rice card with a suitable pattern.
  • Thin scissors (it is most convenient to use manicure).
  • Priming (when doing decoupage on wood).
  • Acetone for degreasing the surface.
  • Glue (except for a special decoupage glue suitable and ordinary PVA, slightly diluted with water.
  • Wide brushes.
  • Acrylic paints, craquelure, patination - if desired.
  • Final varnish.

Advice! For the final coating, choose only a high-quality varnish. From its consistency, shade and density, the final result largely depends. Lacquer for decoupage can be bought at any outlet where goods for hand meyda are sold, as well as in professional art stores.

Decoupage with a large pattern. In order not to damage the pattern during gluing, there are some techniques, for example, pre-spraying the pattern with a hair spray

Decoupage with a large pattern. In order not to damage the pattern during gluing, there are some techniques, for example, pre-spraying the pattern with a hair spray

Decoupage of relief surfaces

Decoupage of relief surfaces

Master classes of decoupage for beginners

We suggest that you familiarize yourself with two simple ideas that you can implement on your own - decoupage plates and bottles.

Decoupage plates

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Christmas decoration for the house: a plate with a traditional Russian Christmas theme

Christmas decoration for the house: a plate with a traditional Russian Christmas theme

It will take:

  • Plate-base.
  • Napkin or rice card.
  • Glue.
  • Acetone.
  • Paint is metallic in the can.
  • Acrylic paints.
  • Brushes.
  • Scissors.
  • Twine or strong thread.
  • Craquelure.
  • Final varnish.

Instruction:

  1. Remove the dish by wiping it with acetone. Allow to dry.
  2. Cover with metallic paint.

    Step 1. Degreasing and painting the dish with spray paint. Step 2. Preparing the picture for decoupage

    Step 1. Degreasing and painting the dish with spray paint. Step 2. Preparing the picture for decoupage

  3. Cut out the picture. Stick to the plate.
  4. Cut the edges of the plates with craquelure, allow to dry.

    Step 3. We glue the picture to the bottom of the plate. Step 4. Cover the plate around the figure with a cracelure

    Step 3. We glue the picture to the bottom of the plate. Step 4. Cover the plate around the figure with a cracelure

  5. Apply on the crackle surface a layer of acrylic paint that is suitable for color. Dry it.

    Important! Paint over the crackle must be applied only in one direction!

    Step 5. On top of the craquelure, color the plate with the chosen paint color. We decorate the edges of the drawing with drops of metallic paint

    Step 5. On top of the craquelure, color the plate with the chosen paint color. We decorate the edges of the drawing with drops of metallic paint

  6. Cover with a layer of final varnish.

    Step 6. Cover the face of the plate with several layers of varnish. Each layer should be allowed to dry

    Step 6. Cover the face of the plate with several layers of varnish. Each layer should be allowed to dry

  7. To the underside of the plate with a small piece of paper and glue to attach a piece of twine or thick thread.
  8. Remove the wrong side of the plate with a metal spray, first degreasing it.

    Step 7. To the low-fat back side of the plate we glue the fastening from twine and thin cardboard. Step 8. Cover the back of the plate with a metallic spray paint

    Step 7. To the low-fat back side of the plate we glue the fastening from twine and thin cardboard. Step 8. Cover the back of the plate with a metallic spray paint

  9. To fix the wrong side with the final varnish and allow to dry.

Decoupage of bottles for the New Year

The idea for the New Year's decoupage of a glass bottle

The idea for the New Year's decoupage of a glass bottle

    It will take:

  • Bottle-base
  • Acrylic paints
  • Acetone
  • Napkin or decoupage card
  • Brush
  • Glue
  • Foam Sponge
  • Hair spray
  • Nail polish with sparkles

Instruction:

  1. Degrease the bottle with acetone.
  2. Cut a suitable picture, sprinkle with hairspray (to protect against tears).
  3. Stick the picture onto the bottle.

    The picture can be sprinkled with hairspray - this will protect it from tears during wetting with glue and gluing to the bottle

    The picture can be sprinkled with hairspray - this will protect it from tears during wetting with glue and gluing to the bottle

  4. Cover the surface of the bottle around the picture with acrylic paint using a sponge (you will get a rough texture resembling a snow drift).
    Light blue and white acrylic paint with the help of a sponge create frost on the bottle

    Light blue and white acrylic paint with the help of a sponge create frost on the bottle

    The selected pictures are glued to the bottle. If there are unblocked areas and sides of the bottle - paint them with a sponge with acrylic paint

    The selected pictures are glued to the bottle. If there are unblocked areas and sides of the bottle - paint them with a sponge with acrylic paint

  5. Decorate the picture with varnish and sparkles.

    New Year's lights on the bottle can be painted with nail polish with golden sequins. Snow and voluminous frost is drawn with the help of crystal paste

    New Year's lights on the bottle can be painted with nail polish with golden sequins. Snow and voluminous frost is drawn with the help of crystal paste

  6. Cover with the final layer of varnish.

Summing up

If you are looking for an original way of decorating furniture and interior items, you certainly need to try your hand at decoupage.

Bright colors and clear lines in decoupage are suitable for creating unique interior items and kitsch furniture

Bright colors and clear lines in decoupage are suitable for creating unique interior items and kitsch furniture

The combination of the techniques of decoupage and bombing style in the unique decoration of shoes

The combination of the techniques of decoupage and bombing style in the unique decoration of shoes

Handmade jewelry, including such earrings, made in the technique of decoupage, is now at the peak of popularity

Handmade jewelry, including such earrings, made in the technique of decoupage, is now at the peak of popularity

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