There is a range of choices while choosing decoupage paper. Once upon a time, newspapers cuttings were a favorite choice for decoupage paper. Newspaper is easily available. So many sections and pictures to cut from. And then color edition has lovely pictures. Newspaper decoupage gives a vintage look to any item. End results and effects can be stunning.
Why Newspaper Decoupage
Newspaper is ideal replacement for decoupage paper. News is printed on virtually any topic. Similarly there are scores of choices for magazines. One just needs to decide the choice of theme. And within no time, one can get your choice of cuttings from old newspapers. Newspaper tears the same way as tissue paper. Gluing is easy and colors also soak in easily. Remember not to dilute the acrylic colors or they will unnecessary smear around just that on tissue.
Items needed for Newspaper and Magazine Paper Decoupage
- Brush Set
- Mod podge
- Shoe Box (used for decoupage as base)
- Your choice of newspaper and magazine cuttings
Procedure for Newspaper Decoupage
Prepare the surface of the box by applying a coat of gesso. Gesso acts as a primer and will provide the best surface for gluing tissue and coloring. Allow the surface to dry fully and apply a coat of Mod Podge. Place the newspaper cuttings as per your plan. Apply colors as required. Once finished seal it with a coat of Mod Podge. In short, the process is similar to regular decoupage, with paper as newspaper or magazine cutting.
In case of magazine paper or magazine cuttings, there is a difference in the type of paper. Magazine paper is stiffer than newspaper. Cover page of magazine is thick and glossy. While pasting it on say a board or wood, use it the same way as decoupage paper.