Maybe it was one too many post-brunch strolls into John Derian but decoupage just seemed like something we should be doing. Evie created three custom illustrations for gorgeous nebula and crystal inspired watercolors. It’s a bit futuristic, very lush and a little hippie.
Hint: You’ll have enough Mod Podge left to decoupage your entire desk if you’re feeling adventurous. We’ll show you more ideas throughout the month.
- 4oz matte mod podge
- foam brush
- pencil or pen
- an old cork (or your fingers)
- round glass paperweight
- custom illustration by Evie and two more available to print out
- velvety felt backing
Gather your tools and materials. You'll need a pair of scissors and a pencil. If you'd like, you can grab a wine cork as well.
Determine which part of the print you'd like to use. Place the felt circle over that spot and trace around it. You can use the illustration printed but there are also two other options if you want to switch it up. You can find the other two images here
Cut out the circle following just inside your traced line. Carefully.
With the bottom of the glass paperweight facing up (the bottom is the side with a small lip around the edge) add a squirt of Mod Podge to the center of the surface.
Brush the Mod Podge evenly toward the edges. A thin even layer is what you're going for here.
Place the paper printed side down onto the Mod Podge.
Center it and press the paper firmly onto the glass paperweight.
With a cork (or your fingers) work any air bubbles or creases out of the paper. Starting from the center out and working the cork around the edges to seal it. Let the Mod Podge dry completely. Approximately 15 - 30 minutes. This is a good time to rinse out your brush with water so you can re-use it later!
Peel the paper backing off of the felt circle.
Apply the felt backing, making sure it is lined up just inside the lip edge and press firmly to smooth out any wrinkles.
Remember, it's not waterproof so do not immerse in water. A damp cloth or paper towel will work best to wipe it clean. That's it. The paperweight is ready for your desk!
Each of the three illustrations Evie created for the January box are a nod to the bold prints we've been seeing on the runways.