Good day crafters! I want to tell you a one of the lessons I have learned over the years. Once while using a decoupage medium to paper mache', I became frustrated and was having trouble adhering the paper. Let me say now that one of the great things about DCWV paper is it is of a good weight. But, that weight was what was giving me all the trouble. I discovered that if I peeled off the back layer of the paper and ripped the edges I could get a smoother look and the paper would lay down on just about everything I wanted to cover. From new items as well as recycled items. Doing this takes a little bit longer to take off the back coating of the paper and then ripping the paper. In doing this you will have the project look smoother and the edges will blend better.
The following description will give you information on the creation of the cute "Flying Pig" I have with me in my photo above.
Start decoupaging your item, overlapping the papers until all the area is covered. If you want to use more than one color like I have in this project cover the bottom section first and then add the top layer using a straight edge where patterns meet.
This is the idea behind the wings for the pig. The grid lines above are at 1" squares use this in determining the size wings in your project. I cut the shape and then added a small gauge floral wire to the inside of the wing pieces taping the wire in place and gluing the 2 sections together to make the 1 wing. Do this same thing for the other wing. .