For today's post, we would like to demonstrate some DIY suggestions on how to try decoupage and kawaii-fy your personal things using special decoupage sheets. We are currently working on the Kawaii DIY Shop so you can also buy the materials we use (available in Japan) from our shop. YAY!
When I was strolling around Yuzawaya (a crafts store in Japan) and a 100 yen store, I found a decoupage corner filled with decoupage DIY sheets. They all reminded me of my love for washi tapes so I immediately tried this DIY activity.
Kawaii-fied my boring wooden washi tape box by doing decoupage.
Decoupage—from the French word découpe, meaning to cut out—is a craft or art form that entails pasting cut-outs (typically paper) to an object and then covering them with several coats of varnish or lacquer. The process gives flat cut-outs an appearance of depth and makes patterns and pictures look as though they are actually painted on the decoupaged object. Decoupage is a fun and easy way to decorate just about any object, including household items from small vases to large pieces of furniture--the possibilities are endless. Best of all, decoupage can be learned fairly quickly in just a few steps. (source)
Decoupage glue, brush, a pair of scissors, kawaii decoupage sheet and a plain wooden box.
Sorry if we went on a sudden hiatus for quite sometime. Kaye and I were both busy with work. Nevertheless, we have something to share with you all before our newest set of Kawaii D.I.Y. Tutorials! :)
We are proud to show these wonderful illustrations by ChiChi / Little Miss Paintbrush (a.k.a. Kaye's sister / onee-chan). : ) If you are from the Philippines, you can purchase these designs from Kawaii PH Store.
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