Saturday, 29 March 2008

Step by step project: Marij Rahder moveable decoupage

Marij Rahder has designed some great moveable decoupage sheets, to add something fun and and unusual to your card making and craft projects. However, the instructions printed on the sheets themselves are a little sparse, so I thought I'd do a step by step project showing how to make one.

To start with, you'll need the moveable decoupage sheet of your choice, a sheet of card or paper, glue, scissors, four brads, a pokey tool (or hole punch) and foam pads (or silicone adhesive).

Check the instructions and letters on the sheet, to help work out how to assemble the scene. There is a little outline diagram on each sheet showing how the assembled project should look. Paste the decoupage sheet onto the sheet of card or firm paper, I used a glue stick to do this. Although this step is in the instructions on the sheet, I'd say that you could probably make the project using the decoupage sheet on its own if you prefer.
Cut out all the individual design elements from the sheet.
Make holes where indicated for the brads. There are two of these on each character, two on the background and two on the long fence piece. I used my 'pokey tool' to make the holes, you could use a hole punch, or (if you are very posh!) a Crop-a-Dile.
Assemble the scene using the brads. On the girl, the upper brad is fixed to the background, and the lower right brad to the fence piece. On the boy, the upper brad is fixed to the fence piece, and the lower brad (in his foot) is fixed to the background. Once the scene is assembled, you should be able to gently pull the fence piece, and the figures will move towards each other.
Stick foam pads onto the back of the other cut out pieces - you can of course use silicone adhesive, if you prefer.
Stick the decoupaged pieces on to the boy and girl figures, layer them up using the largest first to produce a 3D effect.
Gently pull the fence piece, to make the boy and girl kiss - all together now, ahhhhh!
Your moveable decoupage project is now complete, and can be added to your card or other craft project.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent project, love the "happy ending" from Dips

Anonymous said...

Excellent project, love the "happy ending" from Dips

Foil Play said...

Thanks, Dips!