Advice 1: How to make decoupage on canvas

Mastering the technique of decoupage, you can create unique paintings to decorate the interior of your apartment or country house. If you make a decoupage on a canvas, you can simulate a painting.
How to make decoupage on canvas
You will need
  • - decoupage card
  • - decoupage napkin
  • - canvas
  • - PVA glue
  • - acrylic lacquer
  • - acrylic paint
  • - the contours
  • - water
  • - brush
To make decoupage on canvas, we'll need decoupage napkin decoupage or card and canvas. It zagruntovanny fabric, which is sold on cardboard or on a stretcher. Both of these options come in different sizes. Depending on that we will use for decoupage - decoupage card, or a napkin, we will pick up and the size of the canvas.
If we use rice decoupage card will work in the following order. First, gently truncate edge decoupage card, then put it in water for a few minutes. Doing decoupage on canvas, to overdo it in water, as the rice map are very thin and can break from water. Then put it on canvas and draw on top of PVA glue , diluted half with water. You can retreat from the edge a few inches to make the simulation of the Mat. Cotton cloth gently press the card to the canvas and waiting for complete drying. After you apply the acrylic nail, acrylic paints and contours emphasize the color. Contour can be applied dry with a flat brush. Ready-made decoupage on canvas covered with several layers of acrylic lacquer.
If we use a napkin for decoupage work in the following order. Swipe detachable from the top layer, which will work. On the canvas, pour a little glue with water. The napkin is placed on top and smoothing wrinkles, glue to the canvas. Decoupage on canvas is easier to do than on a tree or on a plate. Then act like you would with decoupage card. Apply acrylic lacquer, then do the drawing with acrylic paints again and apply layers of varnish. Do not forget, after each application of paint or varnish to completely dry the layer before proceeding to the next stage.
To make decoupage on the canvas, you can use artistic effects. For example, to use a transparent Builder gel. It is applied with a brush or palette knife.
Useful advice
In DIY stores you can buy an acrylic satin finish varnish that is suitable for decoupage.

Advice 2: How to make a Mat

Passepartout is an additional frame within a picture frame. Passepartout can decorate painting, embroidery, collage, photography, helping to concentrate the viewer's attention on the image, and making it more meaningful and extensive information on it. If you want to make a Mat can be using for the manufacture of colored paper or cardboard.
How to make a Mat
You will need
  • - cardboard
  • - box cutter
Take the cardboard and cut out a rectangle equal to the size of the frame in which are inserted the picture and Mat.
Turn over cut sheet and connect the lines to the corners of the cardboard rectangle on the reverse side.
Find the center point at the intersection of these lines, and draw the window off from the outer edge of the rectangle, the width of the passport. Inside this rectangle, draw another rectangle, smaller by 1-2cm
With a sharp knife, cut along the intended diagonal lines from corner to corner more of the inner "window" Mat.
Around the perimeter of the smaller rectangle with a knife cut off the excess cardboard.
Fold the edges of the window Mat to the inside along the lines of a large inner rectangle and smoothen them. Due to this bend, the Central window is obtained by smooth and a little bit of volume because of the double thickness cardboard. This will give a neat and finished appearance to the picture when it is inserted in a frame with Passepartout.
Gather together the picture, Mat and frame, secure the back side with nails or special staples and hang the painting on.
Designed picture frame, Passepartout, and the painting itself must be in harmony with each other. For delicate watercolors or black and white graphics are better suited to a wide Mat of white. For saturated oil paintings, you can do mount dark tint, but it is best to still stick with calm, neutral tones so as not to drown out the image in the picture.
Very original will look different paintings in the same design. In this case, you need to make a passport for all images in the same style similar color shades, combined in proportion to size. Such a composition will always attract the attention of all your guests, and will be very pleased to receive praise and to share the experience.
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