Decoupage Tissue Box with Textured Background

  1. A warm Hello to my arty-crafty friends!

I hope you all are doing good. DT member Vidhu Thareja back on the blog with a new inspirational project. As we all know that the ongoing blog challenge # 33 is ‘ Decoupage Challenge’. So I have designed an interesting project using Decoupage Technique.

I have a easy step wise tutorial for you all but before starting the project, have a look at my project….I had a MDF tissue holder in my stash. I started with sanding the surface using a medium density sandpaper.

I prime the surface with Little Birdie Acrylic White Gesso. I applied 2 coats using a flat synthetic brush. Leave enough drying time between each coat. When the 2nd coat of gesso is completely dry, I sanded the surface again with a light hand. Sanding ensures a smooth surface.


Now it is turn to do decoupage but before doing that, I have decided to add some texture on the background. For that I have used Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste- White, which can be used as a primer and also can be applied through a stencil. You can also create some texture with it.  I have applied it through a stencil. Besides keeping the background white, as desired in decoupage projects, I wanted to give some colour to it. So, I mixed Little Birdie Chalk Paint – Lemon Chiffon in Mixed Media Paste. Now using a palette knife, I applied it through a stencil. I have kept the white mixed media paste and other portions [ mixed with chalk paint] random, while doing stenciling.

I left it to dry. If you see any uneven stenciling, sand it with a light hand. Always wash stencils immediately after use.

Now it is time to do decoupage. On this project I have used a decoupage napkin. I didn’t want to cover the whole surface with tissue so here I have used wet brush technique to take out the motif.  Move the wet brush of zero number around the motif and then tear it with hand.

Tip: Whenever you want to blend the motif with the background, never use scissors to cut the motif. Scissors give sharp edges which are not easy to blend with the colours.

I removed the printed layer from the napkin as we use only single printed layer. I placed the motif on surface and then using Little Birdie Deco Magic Glue- Matte, I adhered the motif. Whenever you are using a tissue, do not adhere the whole motif in one go. Apply very little glue on a small area and adhere the napkin. Now slowly adhere the whole motif like this.  Minimum use of glue ensures flawless and wrinkle-less finish.

After adhering the motif, keep any plastic or cling film on top of it and press it from inward to outward direction to remove air-bubbles and wrinkle. Leave it to dry.  The stenciling was looking light in some areas so I placed the same stencil on top of the stenciled area and dabbed some Chalk Paint – Lemon Chiffon using a stencil brush. When it was completely dry, I  sealed the decoupaged area with Little Birdie Deco Magic Glue- Glossy. After a few hours I sealed the whole surface with Little Birdie Decor Varnish – Gloss. I applied 2 coats of varnish, leaving enough drying time between each coat. Remember that patience is the key to get a perfect finish in decoupage projects.

I apply Little Birdie Chalk Paint – Terracotta, on the edges of the center oval opening and on the edges on the rear side of the tissue box.  My tissue box holder has a sliding bottom opening. I have painted that portion with Little Birdie Chalk Paint – Wild Moss and again sealed that portion also with a single coat of Decor Varnish.

A beautiful tissue box holder is ready. Keep it in your car or in your dining area or on your side table. Sharing a few more images of my project….

I hope you liked my project and it  inspires you to create something unique and beautiful using the awesome craft supplies of Itsy Bitsy. Do participate in the blog challenge #33. It’s always a pleasure to see beautiful creations.

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Happy Crafting…

Vidhu Thareja

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