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Foil Furniture

Use a 5th grade art technique to add dimension to your flat-panel furniture.

Jennifer Heslop shares four surface treatments to take the average old piece of furniture over the top. No paint needed.


Jenn's Steps to Decoupage for Paper, Fabric & Lace

1. Apply a generous, even layer of mod-podge or white glue over surface to be covered.

2. Lay paper/fabric over surface. Lace and fabric should be gently stretched and smoothed as you work.

3. Apply another coat of mod-podge over top.

4. Allow to dry for several hours.

Decoupaged Tin Foil Panels

1. Cut a piece of cardboard to desired size and shape (poster board works well).

2. Draw or trace design onto cardboard. Trace over the lines with a sharpie marker.

3. Trace over sharpie outline with white glue. Use enough glue to leave a thick bead over outline.

4. Allow the glue to dry completely.

5. Once glue has dried, tear off a piece of lightweight aluminum foil large enough to cover the entire panel.

6. Start at one end of panel, and slowly press foil down onto cardboard. Use your finger or blunt pencil to press foil tightly against glue lines.

7. Work slowly, gently pressing down foil until entire panel is covered. Wrap excess foil around back of panel.

8. Apply a coat of black antiquing gel over foil to give the panel an aged patina.

9. Adhere the panel to furniture, etc., using mod-podge or spray adhesive.

10. Apply a coat of mod-podge over top as a sealer.

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