Decoupage border

This wonderful idea in decoupage uses borders already printed. It can be done in a short time and it is the ideal project for a rainy weekend.

Decoupage border

If you start cutting the design the days before the weekend, you will discover that this project does not even take two days, and if your painting is in good condition, you will not have to touch a brush. It is a way to use the wallpaper borders to achieve a great effect. The result is subtle to the point that, if you use a floral or natural pattern, the border will appear to grow around the room.
The natural reasons are ideal for this technique, since they do not require conscientious measurements. This means that the choice of borders with geometric patterns is not more appropriate, but if you want to use one, you should spend time planning the distribution. The edges of a geometric design tend to give a more abrupt appearance than those used in the photo, although you can get your design escape the printed limits adapting it to the architectural features of the room.

The materials you will need are

  • 5 liters of base color emulsion paint.
  • Rolls of printed border (approximately 3 and a half times the length of the area to be covered).
  • 2 large tubes of glue for borders or a 500 ml can of APV glue.
  • Sharp scissors.
  • Craft blade.
  • Cutting surface.
  • Level.
  • Pencil.
Everything is planned to be done in two days .
one. Choose a border for your room that offers great potential to extend the design beyond the confines of the printed space. The floral and natural borders are the best to achieve this effect, although geometric and child borders can also work. Be careful with children's borders that include trains: trains must go in a straight line! Choose a background color for your room that is similar to the background of the chosen border. Paint the walls of the room with two coats of emulsion paint and let them dry.
two. Apply a strip of the border at the height of the plinth. To make sure it is straight, mark a soft line with a pencil using a level as a guide.
3. Cut out several main reasons for the border. It is a laborious and conscientious task, but it is worth having several cuts on hand to create a good set. Cut as many as your design demands.
Tip: Trimming large amounts of valance can cause great pain in the hands and fingers. To avoid pain, try alternating scissors and a craft blade.
Four. Draw a soft line around the room as a guide for the center of your découpage strip. A dotted line will suffice, but use a level to make it straight.
5. Start now to create your design. The only thing you need is to impregnate with a bit of glue for borders or glue APV the back of each cut and press it against the wall (in the image a cloth without lint is used to exert pressure, since it is cleaner). Before gluing them, hold each cutout on the wall to make sure your position pleases you. You can work at random, as we have done here, or, when you achieve a good design of approximately one meter, repeat it.
6 Make a design in the corners or around the window frames extending the patterns in groups. Move away from the work from time to time to observe the edges and areas that seem forced. Retouquelas, if necessary, adding more reasons or eliminating some and relocating them.
7 Trim several minor motifs from the border, such as leaves and twigs, if it is a floral motif.
8 As a final touch, paste some minor reasons to the main design. These little touches give the whole border a natural effect and are useful to finish the end of a strip without an abrupt line. They are also very appropriate to soften the groups of the corners.
This type of decoration gives great and original results, in addition to promoting a lot of creativity. It can also be a nice and fun decorated for the children's room, using borders of children's motifs.
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