Make this chair your own by clipping magazine or newspaper articles and photos that appeal to you. Nicholas Rosaci shows you how.
* An interesting but inexpensive chair
* Old magazines
* Polyvinyl Acetate Glue (Elmer’s Glue All)
* Mod Podge Matte or Gloss Waterbase sealer, glue and finish
* Utility knife
* Metal edge ruler
* Foam brush or paint brush (to apply glue and Mod Podge)
* Krylon Low Odor Clear Matte Spray
* Brayer or popsicle stick
1. CUT IT OUT
Using scissors, a utility knife and a ruler, cut out interesting pictures and text from a magazine.
Tip: If you do not want to remove pages from the magazine, make a photocopy of the pages you like instead.
2. GLUE INTO PLACE
Spread a layer of glue onto a small section of the chair or spread a thin layer of glue onto the back of the image. Carefully place the magazine clipping (working in small sections at a time) onto the chair where you have applied glue. Use the tweezers to position, overlap and move the image if desired.
3. REMOVE AIR BUBBLES
Using your fingers, a popsicle stick or a brayer, gently smooth the image from the centre outward to remove air bubbles and excess glue. Allow the glue to dry.
4. COAT IT
Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to seal down all edges for a smooth finish. Allow the Mod Podge to dry and add a second coat for durability.
5. PROTECT IT
Spray a thin coat of acrylic spray for added protection.
Watch Nicholas on CityTV’s CityLine with host, Tracy Moore: Decoupage Chair.