When I was a little girl, my older sister was really into mod podge and decoupaging. She made me a beautiful wooden purse which she painted, decoupaged pictures, lined with felt, and added a handle. I LOVED that purse. Like so many things of the 70s, (like crazy bell bottom pants returning as stylish flares), decoupage has gone from folksy to classy.
I’ve been so inspired by all the projects made from mod podge on pinterest. It inspired me to decoupage a desk (see it here). Okay, so I have done a modern piece with paper but I’ve been seeing people decoupage with fabric. I really wanted to try this out. Here’s my first project.
My inspiration for this project came from, you guessed it, pinterest. It is a project by Christine Chitnis (you can find her insructions here). This is the picture I saw that made me say, “this is going to be my first fabric decoupage project).
Reading Christine’s instructions, she cut her fabric in a large piece and I felt that I would find her technique cumbersome (and I don’t do well with frustration when I’m doing a brand new technique). So, here’s what I did.