March 9, 2010

NewNew plus Glue = Decoupage!

Decoupage, derived from the French word decouper, meaning to cut out, is the creative art of assembling, pasting and varnishing paper cutouts for decorating objects. Techniques for decoupage are actually quite simple. If you can cut and paste, you already know most of the techniques involved. Basically, you cut out pictures; you glue the pictures onto an object; and then cover the object and pictures with a few coats of glue/decoupage medium to protect it. You can decoupage anything! From furniture to dishes to jewelry to home decor...the decoupager is limited only by his or her imagination.

The NewNew York Etsy Team is fortunate to have several of its members who employ this technique in their work. Linda from Purty Bird decoupages onto scrabble tiles like this one: Linda has these tips for decoupage novices: "If you want to use digital images, laser-print them on 28 or 32 lb paper (cardstock is too stiff). As for adhesive, anything that dries clear, flexible, and not too quickly will work, but Mod Podge® is a favorite (especially the gloss-lustre). As for tools, make sure your scissors are nice and sharp. A damp sponge also comes in handy."
Lauren, from Paperelle uses decoupage to turn things like ho hum vintage plastic bracelets into one of a kind, eco-chic accessories!

This bracelet has been meticulously decoupaged with very thin paper strips from a security envelope. The technique yielded a cool pattern in black and white. This is a cute accessory- no one will believe that it was made with items from the recycling bin!
This bracelet is created from a New York State map. Once covered in paper the bangle is coated with several layers of a glossy sealant.
Can't Afford 'Em Crafts decoupages comic book pages onto old records to create these unique clocks.
Copabananas decoupaged vintage sewing patterns on these wooden blocks to create a unique piece of sculptureToday's Giveaway is brought to you by Maryanne from Wabisabi Brooklyn. This shop is full of incredible decoupage jewelry.
When asked how she first started out with this technique, Maryanne replied that she first started decoupaging in high school:" I wish I had a picture of the doorway to my bedroom, which throughout the course of my senior year I covered with an assortment of ephemera that I collected because it had meaning to me: Bazooka gum wrappers; the odd soda bottle label - you get the idea. In college I switched more to collage, mostly to create elaborate letters which I sent to friends throughout the country back in the days before the interwebs made keeping in touch a less tactile sport. Although the surfaces I was decorating were different, it kept my eye sharp for spotting interesting images to crop and reuse."

We asked where she first got the unique idea to decoupage onto pennies, and she told us that while she had a partner who employed the technique on other material, the inspiration to apply the idea to coins was hers. "We were out buying different copper shapes for our jewelry, and I noticed they were selling small flat copper circles for nine cents each. Immediately my thoughts turned to pennies, which I've always loved and picked up (only if they're heads up!) for good luck. The much maligned monetary unit became the basis for the most popular Wabisabi Brooklyn designs."

YOU can win this beautiful green clover bracelet from Wabisabi Brooklyn!!
Wouldn't you love to own this 1 inch copper circle decoupaged with a vintage art deco design?
Just follow these simple steps:
- You must be a follower of this blog
- Visit Maryanne's store HERE
- Come back and leave a comment that describes which item you like from Wabisabi Brooklyn. One entry per person
- Twitter, blog, or facebook about this giveaway and get additional entries! Leave a link in comments.
- Winner chosen at random on March 15-announced here on March 16th.

WINNER OF THE MAY LUK GIVEAWAY IS AMY from OUR SMALL WORLD: A MOM'S VIEW. Amy-please contact May Luk directly to claim your prize.

68 comments:

Emily B. said...

Love the Cobalt & Copper Necklace- simple yet elegant! Very unique pieces!
Thanks for the giveaway-
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Brianna said...

I love the poppy earrings. They are my moms fave flower and she would love these as a present.

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Brianna said...

I'm a follower!

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christel said...

I LOVE this Chandelier necklace
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37509368

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Christine said...

I'm a follower

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christel said...

Linked in blog
http://www.healingappetite.com/2010/03/whats-for-lunch/

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Christine said...

Love, love, love the Chandelier on Copper necklace!

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christel said...

Already following!

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Beauty Vibes said...

I'm a follower & I love the Green Birds Necklace :)


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Emily said...

I love the leafy copper circle earrings!
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Carapace said...

I love the Double Deco necklace- so extravagant, yet so clear and classic in line!

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C @Favourite Vintage Finds said...

The Green Clover Bracelet is the one for me! Thank you for this fab giveaway! :)

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a Studio by the Sea said...

Fabulous article. My daughter is getting into this too! She's collecting bottle caps and we're off to the art store for supplies!

Amber said...

I'm a follower and I love the Double Deco Necklace best - it's so extravagant!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Hil'Lesha said...

I love the Blue Enamel and Copper Circle Earrings. :)

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Melissa said...

Just signed up. I love the Floral Navy on Copper Necklace. Though, I did like most of the jewelry over there.


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Charlotte Prescott said...

I've subscribed to your delightful blog, and am especially smitten with the contessa necklace--and all the necklaces, truth be told. Good luck, everyone!

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Karen A said...

I like the Leafy Copper circle earrings...I follow on GFC.
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Karina said...

The Coney Island Parachute Jump cufflinks are awesome. I've also blogged about this great giveaway!

Lady V dZine said...

Love the Poppy Necklace on Nickel.
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wildcat32 said...

follow and I loved the Taupe Nouveau Necklace.
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Amy said...

I am a follower - I love the
Leafy Copper Circle Earrings.

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Amy said...

tweet - http://twitter.com/neverdene/status/10331222775

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littlelatina said...

green birds necklace

Randominities said...

I love the cobalt and copper bracelet. Thanks so much for this giveaway! I love to find new stores.

WoollyBoo said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19309678

Double Deco Necklace. Stunning!

snowluvnferret said...

I adore the Chandelier on Copper necklace. Wow!!

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I follow on GFC
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bison61 said...

I follow and I like the Cobalt and Copper Bracelet

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glenda09 said...

Im now a follower I went on the site and I liked the Cobalt and Copper Bracelet but I really really liked the NY map Bracelet but that wasnt on the site :(

Suhan said...

What a great idea!!!

Friendliest Ghost said...

I really adore the poppy earrings! I'm a redhead, and they would go so nicely with my hair.

Thanks for this giveaway!

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Friendliest Ghost said...

I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/doppeldeer/status/10401734681

Michele P. said...

I follow your blog now and I like the Taupe Nouveau Necklace, very pretty!

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Michele P. said...

tweeted for extra entry http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/10402536658

Jennifer R said...

I like the poppy necklace on nickel.

Marianna said...

I follow on google friend connect. I like the poppy earrings on dimes
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Marianna said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/mannabsn/status/10432824987
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Emily said...

I love the Pale Yellow Earrings!

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Emily said...

I am a follower!

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susan said...

the poppy necklace on nickel.
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Mimi the kitten said...

I love the Green Birds Necklace - quirky and ladylike!

Franstuff said...

I absolutely LOVE the Double Deco Necklace. All of the layers are just FAB!

erma said...

I like the Chic Black Earrings on Dimes.
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CathyB said...

I absolutely Love the Meadow earrings on dimes. They are so perfect for spring time!!

polly said...

i love the poppy necklace on nickel and the matching poppy earring on dimes. very pretty.
polly
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Becca Ann said...

I love the
Leafy Copper Circle Earrings.. so pretty

shirley said...

I follow google friend.

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shirley said...

I love the Leafy Copper Circle Earrings, really look nice.

SH said...

My favorite is http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37651401

the Green Birds Necklace--so pretty!

SH said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/austenite5/status/10498657240

Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the Double Deco Necklace, thanks!

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Jennifer said...

I follow your blog now. Love the poppy necklace!

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Emmy*Coffee said...

Follower!
And I like the creamy flower earrings

Amy said...

I really love the cufflinks of the brooklyn bridge and wish they were earrings! I saved this shop to my bookmarks.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24634340e

kathy pease said...

i like the Taupe Nouveau Necklace it looks very elegant :)

following your blog as klp1965

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/10517976220

Sarah C said...

The olive oil label pendant necklace is really pretty! I love the colors.

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Tami said...

i am a new follower

Tami said...

i love the Home Sweet Home Earrings on Dimes

happyenchilada said...

I follow with google friend connect (Robert and Crystal W on gfc)
and I love the Poppy Necklace on Nickel!
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happyenchilada said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/happyenchilada2/status/10531904126
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Anonymous said...

Love the copper chandiler necklace
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CallMePretty411@yahoo.com said...

I love the grassy penny earrings!

fancyfeet48 said...

I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

Atreau said...

I like the State Quarter Necklace.

purango said...

I follow I like the Home Sweet Home Earrings on Dimes. garrettsambo@aol.com

Donna said...

I like the State Quarter Necklace. I am a follower.
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SH said...

I don't see where the winner was posted. Who won?