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Before decopatching

Decopatching Photo Tutorial

Decopatching, which is sometimes referred to as Deco Mache, is quick and simple. In this step by step photo guide to decopatching you'll see how I transformed a scruffy old coaster into a lovely looking home accessory.

This is an ideal beginners project as it is a plain, flat shape.

You'll need an old coaster, Decopatch glue-varnish, a small blunt ended paintbrush, enough Decopatch paper to cover the coaster plus half as much again (this is a generous estimate.) Click here to buy your essential Decopatch supplies.

Ready to decopatch

Depending on how bad the surface of the coaster is you may need a paint scraper and white gesso primer. If your coaster is dark coloured you may want to prime it with white acrylic gesso primer to show the paper colours off to their best advantage.

It really is that simple. You can buy a wide variety of complete decopatch kits online. Alternatively, if you have something around the house you want to decopatch then you can buy sample kits that have a colour themed selection of decopatch paper, glue-varnish and a brush.