Most of these supplies can be purchased at you local craft,
and stamp stores
You can make table cloths, placemats, coasters and many
items from this project.
Remnant of Linoleum, can be purchased at your local
home repair store
Kilz waterbased sealer
White Latex Paint
Fine Sand Paper
Large Soft Brush
Water based semi-gloss varnish
Tissue Decoupage Papers DB101 (4)
1) Start by preparing your surface. Cut Vinyl to
size desired using heavy kitchen shears. Work on wrong
side of vinyl, the side that feels almost like fabric. Lightly sand
surface and edges with fine sand paper. Remove grit
with tack cloth. Seal with Kilz water based sealer
using a paint roller or sponge brush, let dry. Lightly
2) Apply two coats of off-white latex paint using a paint
roller or sponge brush, let dry.
3) Cut out your decoupage paper designs. Use a small pair of
embroidery scissors. Pre-arrange your designs on your
surface. (Once you decoupage your design it cannot be
4) Remove white paper backing from cutout. Slightly water
down your Elmer's glue-all. Apply thin coat of glue to
the back of your cutout, let set for 5 seconds until the
5) Apply paper to your surface. With your fingers gently
press from center toward ends working out any wrinkles. Make
sure your ends are sealed to surface. You can use a stencil
brush to seal the ends. Clear up any excess glue with damp
cloth. Let dry, usually 1 hour.
6) Thin down your Elmer's glue all to the consistency of
cream. Using a single stroke, apply two coats to
surface with a soft brush, letting coats dry for 1 hour in
between. Let cure for 48 hours.
7) Apply two coats of water based semi-gloss varnish with
a soft brush. I like Minwax semi-gloss water based varnish.
Tips & Hints:
Don't apply varnish with a roller or sponge, it forms
air bubbles. Don't apply paint with a brush it can
leave strokes. Make sure your paints and sealers are
dry, if it is cold to the touch it is not dry. You can
speed up the drying process by using a hair dryer on low
heat about 6 inches from project.