Most of these supplies can be purchased at you local craft
and stamp stores
Tray and Feet
Fine sand paper
All Purpose Acrylic Sealer
Off-White & Mauve
Water based semi-gloss varnish
Tissue Decoupage Papers Vintage
1) Start by preparing your surface. Lightly sand
tray and feet with fine sand paper.
Seal with a all-purpose acrylic sealer, let dry.
Lightly sand again.
2) Paint with off-white acrylic paint, let dry.
Stencil Stripes in middle of tray and polka dots on sides
both in Mauve.
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 for 1/2 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.
Let dry. Attach hardware.
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.