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. The MINT decoupage papers are made and manufactured in Victoria, Australia.
Tips for Getting More Value Out of Your Decoupage Tissue Paper
After you purchase your paper for decoupage, you are almost ready to restore your item or furniture. There are many materials that you can decoupage, one of the main ones being wood. You can also decoupage on to certain fabrics if you have the suitable adhesive for them.
- When it comes to decoupaging wood, always lightly sand the surface. Make sure it’s nice and smooth to avoid unwanted bubbles or bumps and make sure the surface is free of any old finish. It might be tempting to skip this step. However, if you take the chance, you might end up with an artwork that will start chipping and peeling later.
- Many people prefer to paint their surface before they decoupage it. However, if you choose to do it, we recommend using chalk or mineral paint and, after it’s completely dry, lightly sand over the paint again to make sure there are no bumpy surfaces in the paint. You can also use a primer coat instead of paint. Always make sure the first coat is completely dry before adding another coat of paint or primer over it.
- If your adhesive is old and lumpy, it’s best to buy a new bottle or strain it through a sieve; lumps and clumps will end up causing a mess, and you might not be able to save your artwork. Spare yourself the stress. In addition to these adhesive tips, never use your fingers to apply adhesive.
- When you have all your supplies together, make sure your brush doesn’t have any loose bristles. Bristles that fall out might end up in your adhesive and be transferred onto your project. When you brush on the glue, use quick and smooth brush strokes to prevent tearing and wrinkles in your paper. Try to use light and even pressure.