Dirty Floral Decoupage Tutorial

Dirty Floral Decoupage TutorialHello! I’ve used this finish on a few pieces I’ve done over the past few years and I get a lot of requests for a decoupage tutorial so here it is.

Here are a few pictures of some of the pieces I’ve done it on:

Damsel in DistressPainted LadyWhat you will need:

  1. Tissue paper (I am always on the look out for different tissue paper designs. I have a hoard of it.)
  2. 1GEL a Decoupage, Transfer and Sealing Medium all in one.
  3. Brayer
  4. Soft cloth – I prefer a staining sponge
  5. 150 grit sandpaper
  6. 220 grit sandpaper
  7. Ancient Agings Aging Dust from Heirloom Traditions
  8. Vintiques Antiquing Gel from Heirloom Traditions
  9. Paintbrush
  10. Paint if you prefer to paint the finish before you apply the tissue paper. It’s strictly up to you. I used a coat of Vintiques Chalk Type Paint in the color Barkcloth and a coat of Posh Pink Chalk Type Paint by Heirloom Traditions for this demo. I do this finish on raw wood so the wood grain shows through and also on painted surfaces. It’s a matter of preference depending on what you’re working on.

Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveLet’s get started! First I applied a coat of Vintiques Chalk Type Paint in Barkcloth.

barkcloth__40109-1446232086-1000-1200Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveSecond, I applied a coat of Posh Pink Chalk Type Paint.

Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveThird, I applied a generous coat of 1GEL.

Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveDirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveAnd laid the tissue paper down.

Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveI smoothed it out with a soft cloth and a brayer.

Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveI let it dry for about an hour and then I applied a coat of 1GEL on top to seal.

I let the top coat of 1GEL dry and then sanded the excess paper off of the edges with 150 grit sandpaper. I also use this little blue treasure craft distressing tool by Ingvild Bolme I bought from Prima Marketing a few years ago to distress the edges. I love it!

Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveDirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveI sprinkled on some Ancient Agings Aging Dust to add some contrast and worked it in with a 220 grit sanding block.

Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveThen I added some Vintiques Antiquing Gel to give it some extra grunge.

untitled_shoot_022_4__13493-1447947047-1000-1200Dirty Floral Decoupage by Thee Velvet GloveI wiped it back with a damp rag and that’s it! All finished.

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Below are some drawers I did for a piece with the tissue paper over raw wood.

  Want to give it a try? Order the products you need online from Heirloom Traditions.

To locate a retailer in your area click here.

Thank you for your support and thanks so much for stopping by! -L

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18 thoughts on “Dirty Floral Decoupage Tutorial

  1. Lori! I’ve been waiting to get a glimpse of how you create this magic…thank you SO much for sharing your method with us. xox!

  2. Question please! What do you do when you have to use more than one sheet of tissue because your area is large? Any tips on making the seam look good? And where do you purchase your tissue pls? Thank you! ☺

    • Hi Eileen. You can purchase large tissue paper. I’ve ordered some that is much wider online before. If not I just try to line up the designs. I purchase it at several places, Hallmark, Dollar Tree, Amazon. Target also has a great selection. 🙂

  3. You are a mind reader!! I have been following you for a long time and the two dressers you just posted have never left my mind! JUST TODAY I unloaded a dresser from my car that I wanted to do this finish to and saw your post!! YAY! I just blew up Heirlooms traditions with a $300 order so I hope you get a wonderful reward. Wish me luck!! SO EXCITED!!! I wish I could show you a pic of the dresser now : ) : ) Okay, maybe I am a little over-excited! : )

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