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Tips and Techniques / MINT DECOUPAGE PAPERS


MINT decoupage papers are all designed especially with furniture art and refurbishment in mind.

The optimum paper size, gsm and print have all been painstakingly curated by Michelle, owner of MINT, and is a culmination of years of working with decoupage papers and refurbishing furniture with individuality, style and artistic scope in mind.


Venice3 Mint By MichelleApplication Method One.

For a slightly aged, authentic, crinkled look.

Step 1. Add your image medium to your surface in small sections.

Step 2. Place your image on your surface and rub it down with a handful of cling wrap, removing or leaving as many crinkles as you prefer.

Step 3. Repeat until the whole image is attached to your surface.

Step 4. Finish with a water-based top coat and apply as many coats as is preferred.

Step 5. To flatten crinkles, and to add a further aged look, sand with very fine sandpaper in between coats of finish.


Application Method Two.

For a flat, clean and flush result.

Step 1. Coat your surface with a thick coat of image medium/glue and let it dry.

Step 2. Repeat step 1.

Step 3. Place your image on top of your surface and place a piece of parchment/baking paper on top of your image.

Step 4. Have your iron on medium heat and, starting in the middle, iron the surface until the image is secured to your surface.


Optional Finishes For Method Two.

If you have applied the decoupage paper to a low-traffic surface then you can choose to not seal it.

Oil-based finish:  Use as many coats as desired of an oil-based finish.

Water-based finish: Spray the image 3 times with a very fine coat of spray lacquer you must leave it to dry in between coats. Once the final coat is dry add a water-based finish as desired.