canadian goose for sale How To Decoupage a Decorative Wall Switchplate

How To Decoupage a Decorative Wall Switchplate

Decoupage is an art technique that makes wonderful pieces out of paper-covered items polished with lacquer. It is the perfect way to decorate wall switch plates to keep them from looking plain and simple.

Do canadian goose for sale want to transform canadian goose for sale dull light switches into interesting works of art? If so, then read on to learn how.

Prepare the materials. The materials that canadian goose for sale will need to decoupage canadian goose for sale wall switch plate are the following: light switch plate that has straight edges, decorative papers or magazine cut-outs, paint brush, small roller, a cutter, parchment paper, a pair of scissors, a sharp pencil and varnish or lacquer.

Prepare the paper. To decoupage canadian goose for sale switch plate, start by choosing a decorative paper to be used as a cover. You can use anything canadian goose for sale want-from a colorful construction paper down to a page of canadian goose for sale favorite magazine. Trace canadian goose for sale switch plate over it and allow about an inch of allowances on all sides. Cut it accordingly and place it over canadian goose for sale parchment paper. Brush over with varnish and leave to dry.

Prepare the switch plate. Get canadian goose for sale switch plate and place it on another sheet of parchment paper. Brush it over with varnish and leave to dry as well.

Cover switch plate. Once dry, cover the switch plate with the paper by cutting diagonally on the corners to be able to fold them at the back. Make sure to press firmly to stick it together. Smooth out edges with a small roller to get rid of bubbles.

Cut opening. Once pressed together, get canadian goose for sale cutter and cut the area where the switch goes by making an X mark to form two tiny triangles. Fold each triangle at the back and press firmly as well. Brush more varnish, if necessary, to make it adhere.

Add more coat. Once done, make the switch plate appear thicker by adding another layer of varnish. Allow to dry for 30-40 minutes and apply some more after. Repeat this procedure until canadian goose for sale have added 3-5 more layers to canadian goose for sale plate. Keep in mind to give some time in between coating for it to completely dry. Coat it with a final layer and allow drying for one whole day. It is best to smooth out edges every after coating to make sure it is bubble-free. You can also brush varnish over beads or rhinestones that are strategically lined around the sides for a more embellished look.

Mount on walls. Once done, mount the switch plate on the wall by putting it back in its place, making sure that the toggle switch fits perfectly. Poke its holes open with the use of a sharp pencil and install its screws back on.