Decoupage Fun for Adults: Creating Wall Art for Your Home
|When||Aug 16, 2012 from 03:00 pm to 04:30 pm|
Open to the public
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Learn the technique of decoupage and create your own wall art.
Kris Keene, County Coordinator with O’Brien County Extension, will be presenting a free program on Thursday, August 16 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Hartley Public Library. Decoupage Fun: Creating Wall Art for Your Home is a program both adults and anyone who wants to learn a new craft will enjoy.
Decoupage according to Wikipedia is the art of decorating an object by gluing paper cutouts onto objects with special paint effects. Commonly the object can be a small box or item of furniture but we’ll be decoupaging pieces of canvas with memorabilia in order to create something special that can be hung on a wall in your home or given as gift. Once the layers of varnish coat the object the results look like a painting or inlay work. Traditional techniques used 30 to 40 layers of varnish which were sanded to a polished finish but we won’t be getting quite that particular.
Kris will be supplying the canvas and decoupage paint but participants can bring in memorablia such as greeting cards, fabric, paper napkins, photos, or sheet music that can be permanently attached to the canvas. Everyone is invited to attend this free program even if they do not wish to make a wall hanging. There is no pre-registration and the event is open to anyone who would like to enjoy a fun craft and try something new on a summer afternoon.