Instructions, Materials & Tips
Decoupage started as a small part of The Artful Crafter website. But, mainly in response to your questions, we have become more involved in the subject.
People are noticing. In addition to the questions we receive about the art, The Artful Crafter was listed as one of the top three decoupage websites in the HGTV.com decoupage forum.
We have covered just about every topic under the sun in these articles, but if there is something you can't find use the search box or click on the "Contact" link 0n the bottom of the page to send in your questions.
Come back often since we are continually updating the site.
The Art of Decoupage
The history of this classic art form.
Advanced Decoupage Projects
3D Archival Decoupage
How to Create 3D Archival Decoupage
Altered Paint Cans
How to make altered paint cans using decoupage techniques.
How to determine if media are compatible and suitable for your decoupage project.
Best Decoupage Products
Replacements for tried and true Mod Podge.
Bubbles in Decoupage
Tips to help remove tiny bubbles from decoupage glass plates.
Bubbles in Decoupage Finishes
How to eliminate bubbles when using Mod Podge.
Bubbles on Non-Porous Decoupage Surfaces
Tips for eliminating bubbles when using non-porous surfaces.
Christmas Keepsake Album
A Christmas scrapbook layout using decoupage methods.
Recycle Cool Product Boxes
Recycle cool product boxes to organize and beautify using decoupage techniques.
Decorated Decoupage Box
Add 3D clay adornments to a decoupage box.
Decoupage Bathroom Wall Tiles
Decoupage finishes for wet areas.
Decoupage a Bookcase
Some tips on how to decoupage a bookcase using kindergartners' artwork.
Decoupage Box with Beach Scene
A reiminder of sunny vacations.
How to decoupage wax candles.
Decoupage Candle Holders & Napkin Rings
Make candle holders and matching napkin rings with decoupage methods.
Decoupage Cardboard Pendants
Create authentic looking pendants using cardboard.
Decoupage Ceramic Tea Kettle
Ways to decorate a ceramic tea kettle, including decoupage.
Decoupage Children's Furniture
Tips on protecting art and creating a durable finish.
Decoupage Clay Flower Pot
Special Media for Pots That Will Hold Live Plants.
Decoupage on China
How to decoupage an old china lamp.
Decoupage Cloisonné Cross
Create a bejeweled cross out of cardbaord and paint.
How to decoupage photos on drink coasters.
Gold Leaf Decoupage Coasters
How to make colorful gold leaf coasters.
A clever way to decorate Easter eggs.
Decoupage Fabric on Flowerpots
Getting a smooth waterproof finish.
Decoupage Faux Tiles
How to obtain a realistic and durable finish.
Crackle Decoupage Finishes
How to create a crackled wood finish.
Decoupage Finishes for Commercial Use - Part One
Heavy duty decoupage finishes - two part epoxies.
Decoupage Finishes for Commercial Use - Part Two
Heavy duty decoupage finishes - hardwood floor finishes.
Decoupage on Glass
Creating museum quality plates using decoupage.
Decoupage Image Transfer
A simple way to transfer images.
Making an elegant lamp.
Decoupage Medieval Engraved Glazed Tile Cross Pendant
Create a beautiful medieval cross pendant using cardboard.
Advice and methods on how to make a professional decoupage project.
How to decoupage a motorcycle.
Decoupage over Oil Stain
Products to use to decoupage over oil stained wood.
Decoupage Outdoor Pinic Table
Decoupage to withstand the weather.
Decoupage Picture Frame Project
A practical project to preserve childhood memories and artwork.
Decoupage Plastic Cups
Are decoupaged plastic cups safe to use?
Decoupage on MDF vs. Wood
The advantages and disadvantages of using MDF rather than wood for decoupage.
Decoupage an Old Trunk
The proper steps for a good decoupage project.
How to prepare pastel drawings for decoupage.
Some inspiration for decoupage wall hangings.
Decoupage Picture Frames
Help making decoupage picture frames more durable.
Decoupage Plant Markers
Create colorful markers for your garden.
Decoupage Photos on Bar
How to adhere and seal photos on a wood bar.
Another Decoupage Problem
Tips for dealing with bleeding, air bubbles and lumping in decoupage projects.
Decoupage a Silhouette on Tile
How to choose the right paper to decoupage a silhouette onto tile.
Decoupage Spice Jar Labels
How to create original labels with a scanner and another way to prevent ink bleed.
Decoupage Tips for Beginners
Help to get a perfect result.
Decoupage on Teak
Tips on decoupaging teak vases.
Decoupage or Decals
Pros and cons of each method.
Decoupage on Varnished Wood
Things to know if you want to add decoupage to already varnished wood.
Decoupage Vintage Plaques
Aging your decoupage project.
Using wallpaper to change a tabletop.
Decoupage a Unique Wedding Memento
How to decoupage a wedding announcement and photo plaque.
Decoupaging a Clawfoot Bathtub
Tips for successfully decoupaging a cast iron claw foot bath tub.
Decoupaging Wooden Chairs
How to adhere pictures to your decoupage project.
No matter where you live, decoupage materials are available right at your fingertips.
Durable Decoupage Finishes
Durable finishes for ceramic cups.
Embedding Objects in Table Tops
Tips on embedding and protecting objects in table tops.
Fabric decoupage is easy.
Free Art for Your Decoupage Projects
Where to find free artwork for decoupage.
Gorillas for Decoupage
Where to find gorilla art for your decoupage.
Heat Resistant Decoupage Finishes
Thinking outside of the box.
'Mixed Media' Decoupage
How to mix oil and water media in decoupage.
How to Prevent Ink Bleeding In Decoupage Projects
Tips on how to prevent ink bleeding in decoupage projects.
Paper Tole 3D Decoupage
How to make 3D paper tole decoupage greeting cards.
Peeling Decoupage Finishes
Dealing with peeling and yellowing finishes.
Faux Photo Finish
How to apply a photo to solid objects creating a faux screen print look.
Removing Decoupage Mistakes
There's always a solution with decoupage.
Sealing Decoupage Surfaces
Tips on properly sealing decoupage surfaces.
Secret Box Book
How to make a secret hide away.
What is the method used to add texture to decoupage pieces?
The Rainbow Bridge
A decoupaged tribute to our departed pets.
Vintage Look Decoupage
Dressing up a poster.
Wood Finishes for Decoupage
Tips on how to prepare wood surfaces for decoupage, plus a discussion of available finishes.