What is the biggest mistake made when first trying to decoupage?

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  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 17, 2017
    not letting the layers dry completely Before the next layer.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Dec 17, 2017
    My biggest mistake was painting the entire piece with a dark colour first...when I put the napkin I was using on, the dark colour bled through...from here on in, I will just use a light primer before doing the decoupage

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    • Diane Diane on Dec 19, 2017
      So glad u mentioned the dark paint..I can't imagine how it would have turned out if I didn't use white paint, bc the stripes are white on the tissue paper. So many great ideas. Glad I asked a question. Ty

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 18, 2017
    Make sure to apply a thin layer. I applied too much and the paper got all crinkly.

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Dec 18, 2017
    Putting too much glue on and tearing the paper up. Patience is critical. Smoothing it out carefully to avoid bubbles, use a credit card.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Dec 18, 2017
    Patience, definitely. And not using too thick of a paper or fabric. It takes forever to dry, doesn't seem to adhere as well, and ends up looking like you just stuck a piece of paper to it