What kinds of paper can I use for decoupage?


Can you use magazine or will the other side show through? Where can you find napkins or wrapping paper? Does the paper have to be thin for a reason?

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  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Feb 19, 2020

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  • Beth Beth on Feb 19, 2020

    Thin paper will absorb the decoupage glue more easily and will be a little more pliable when you apply it. Magazines might be a little harder to use, since they often have a glossy coating. You can get cheap napkins and tissue paper at the dollar store or Walmart.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Feb 19, 2020

    Personally, I've used different thicknesses for decoupage, even fabric. I find it harder to layer with increased thickness, so take that into your planning.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Feb 19, 2020

    Dollar Tree has napkins, wrapping paper, etc. to use. You could use old scrapbook paper as well. You can also use fabric. Go to a fabric store and go through the remnants and find something you like for cheap

  • Where do you live Owna? Any grocery store, Wal-Mart, Target, drug store, party shop, Home Goods, craft store, etc., sell pretty paper napkins and gift wrap. If you decide to use fabric or thicker paper, you will use significantly more mod podge product, so take that into consideration when planning your project.

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  • William William on Feb 19, 2020

    Magazines, photos, fabric. Print your own from websites if you have a printer. Napkins and wrapping paper fron the dollar store

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 19, 2020

    Hello! My daughter used cut up magazine ads to make paper mosaics. She used the magazines with the thicker paper and used modgepodge. We believe thicker paper is better with the use of liquid modgepodge. Hope this helps!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 20, 2020

    Here's some inspiration and instructions for decoupage on multiple surfaces:


  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Mar 06, 2020

    I like to use one ply napkins but I have used magazine sheets. Tuesday Mornings usually always have some really pretty napkins and wrapping paper. I tear the napkins and it blends really well onto the item you are working with.