This Leaf Design Decoupage Screen Looks Really Smart
This is a really pretty and simple decoupage screen that you can embellish with decorative leaf and flower designs. It just looks fab, standing as a smart interior design accessory. And is useful to hide a few things behind.
To Make This Decoupage Screen You Will Need
- Unpainted Screen
- Parchment Coloured Matt Emulsion Paint
- White Tissue Paper
- Gold Spray Paint
- Wallpaper Paste or PVA Glue
- Fresh Leaves and Flowers
- Dried Leaves and Flowers
- Handmade Paper
- Clear Oil or Water Based Satin Varnish
- Medium Decorators Paint Brushes
- Tape Measure
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat
- Stencil Cardboard
Painting A Decorative Screen
Begin by painting the screen with one coat of the parchment coloured matt emulsion paint. I would recommend using a medium decorators paint brush. Leave it to dry thoroughly before applying the second coat of paint. And leave to dry again.
The screen will be decorated using squares of tissue paper. So you will need to mark out horizontal and vertical guidelines over the screen using a tape measure, ruler and pencil.
Photocopying Leaves And Flowers For A Decoupage Screen
Next, spray the sheets of tissue paper with gold paint. And stick down the squares of golden tissue paper to the screen using a paint brush with either wallpaper paste or PVA glue.
Now, cut out some sheets of tissue paper to fit the curved top edge if your screen has one, and glue it into place. Then make some coloured photocopies of the fresh and dried flowers and leaves. Then carefully cut out each of the shapes using a craft knife and cutting mat. These will decorate your decoupage screen.
Decorating A Decoupage Screen
Pick some of the dried flowers and leaves to decorate the top of the decoupage screen on the top curved panels if you have them.
Next for the decoration. Arrange the flower and leaf photocopies on the screen until you are happy with the design. Then you can glue them into position.
Adding Decoupage Details
Now to arrange the dried leaves and flowers at the curved top of the screen if you have one. Once you are happy with the layout, glue them in place.
Then make a tooth edged pattern template out of stencil cardboard. Use this template to cut out some edging strips from the handmade paper. Use any coloured paper that you like for yours. You could even do a scalloped shape if you would prefer.
Finishing A Decoupage Screen
Finally, glue the edging strips to the edges of the decoupage screen. Once the glue is dry, cover the screen with two coats of satin varnish, making sure that you leave it to dry between coats.