Halloween Madness – Decoupaged Pumpkins.

I couldn’t resist these little pumpkins in my local supermarket.  At only 69c each ……..perfect for decoupage!!!!


Here’s how I did it……

First clean the outside of the pumpkin and paint white.  I used Daily Art Vintage Paint.


 I then got my Daily Art Decoupage Glue, Flat Brush ,  napkin out.


Then I glued each piece on .  gluing over not under the napkin – this is a bit of an awkward photo  as was holding the brush and camera at the same time but  hopefully you get the idea 🙂


Here is a picture half way through.    I used the checkered bits of the napkin to fill in the gaps with the bigger pieces of napkin.    I did the top half, let it dry and then flipped over to do the bottom.


The blue one was even easier.  I  made sure to paint the pumpkin well and then just tore out the motifs from a napkin and glued straight on.

The pumpkins should keep well for a week or two outside so might do a layer of varnish  to protect and then the jobs a good un!

All products (apart from the pumpkin)  available to buy at www.decoupage.ie my online shop for all things decoupage.     Feel free to share your creations on our facebook group  Decoupage Ireland


Happy Halloween to you all!


At last …… Daily Art Country crackle tutorial

I hope you enjoyed that tutorial , just ask if you have any questions.   All products are available from my online shop http://www.decoupage.ie






Structure Paste – Step by Step tutorial

Every week  we will show how to use one of the products we sell on http://www.decoupage.ie.    This week is the turn of Structure Paste.  Structure Paste is a fantastic way of adding dimension to your work.  It can be used free hand or is very effective when used with a stencil.    It can be painted with acrylics when dry  or left as it is .  Have a look at the tutorial below and then have a go yourself and let me know what you think!

We hope you enjoy this tutorial demonstated by Anna.   Any questions just ask either in the comments below or on the facebook page.


















Mad about Decoupage!


I love Decoupage.   I love Orange is the new Black too but that would be a whole , other blog post.

Decoupage for me is a way to express my creative side .   I  can’t draw a straight line and often get frustrated how what I see in my head looks on the page.   So discovering decoupage was a revelation, one I would love to share with you!

To me , decoupage is using any paper to decorate a surface, to  transform something tired or ugly into something beautiful .   The important thing is the finish – the image shouldn’t look ‘stuck on ‘  , there should be no halo of glue.  The highest compliment you can get is to be asked if it was hand painted .    I have used computer print outs,  napkins, tissue paper,  wrapping paper,  wallpaper and vintage maps .  All can give great effect if used on the right project, in the right way.

I hope to use this blog to share my love of decoupage, in all it’s forms.  To bring you examples of work I admire and to share tips and techniques for you to use in your work.

I also want to spotlight different products from my page http://www.decoupage.ie to show you how they should be used and give examples of the effects you can achieve.

I’d loved to know  what you would like me to cover first .  I’d also love to see your work .    So get in touch either here or by emailing liz@decoupage.ie.

Prepare to be addicted!


Finally Open for Business!

www.decoupage.ie is open for business!
http://www.decoupage.ie is open for business!

Hi my name is Liz Lewis and I’m the new owner of Decoupage.ie .

It’s been a long haul but thanks to the kind help of Anna ,  it is finally open for business.  I’ve had great fun over the last few months sourcing products that I know you will love!

I’m hoping this blog will be a place to share tips and techniques between us, to show you how to use a lot of these products .  I also would love to see your work and publish it here.

Have a look around the website www.decoupage.ie  and if you have any questions or ideas for tutorials /blog posts get in touch with me either in the comments below, on our facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/decoupageIRL  or by email liz@decoupage.ie

Thanks so much for all the support so far.    I’m looking forward to converting the whole of Ireland to be Mad about Decoupage too!