Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Dry Onion Skins (brown or purple)
Chipboard (I used a piece measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
Spray glue or white glue
Small house painting brush
Decoupage medium (Mod Poge or similar)
Spray glue the piece of chipboard or the inside of a cut up cereal box.
If you don't have spray glue, brush on a thin layer of white glue.
Start pressing pieces of dry onion skins into the glue until
the whole piece of chipboard is covered.
Don't worry if some of the onion skins look loose.
Turn the piece upside down and press firmly to help adhere the skins to the glue.
Brush on the decoupage medium making sure you cover any onion pieces sticking up.
Keep brushing on the medium until all the skins and flat.
Brush off any excess medium, a thin even layer dried more uniformly.
If you wish you may add a second coating after the first coat is dry.
This will give your piece more depth and richness.
After the piece has dried completely, trim away any onion skins overlapping
the edges of the chipboard.
Your piece is now ready to be trimmed to whatever size you need for a card background.
Remember to save all the leftovers for other cards.
Posted by Michael at 8:10 PM