Tuesday, June 27, 2023

How to make your Own Decoupage Papers with Jane Bellante

Hello everyone!  

Jane Bellante here and I have to tell you, I absolutely LOVE making my own papers with StencilGirl Stencils! I'm mildly addicted (well, maybe more than mildly hee hee), and I use them for everything- collage, backgrounds, home decor, and furniture!

For this tutorial, I found a super cool large vintage toolbox at a local flea market.  I ordered some wood legs from Amazon so I could make this toolbox into a table.  The legs have a Mid Century Modern feel to them, so I decided I wanted to use the Kinsugi stencil by Jane Monteith.  It has clean lines, but also a more updated, modern look which I just can't get enough of.  

For the tool box, I used Paint Pixie Undercover Primer to cover up all of the old paint and give this homemade paper a good chance of adhering.  

Then I grabbed my Dina Wakely Gloss Sprays in Gilt and Syrup and got started spraying my large tissues.

You can watch the full tutorial on how I made my papers right here:

This process is so easy and so much fun! Just make sure your area is protected because sprays can be very messy.

I took my tissue and decoupaged it onto my toolbox using soft gel, then I did two coats of Paint Pixie Forcefield to protect my paper from getting damaged. I'm dying over the result!

Thank you so much for watching, I hope I inspired you to use your favorite StencilGirl Stencils to create your own papers and tissues for decoupaging anything and everything!

You can find the Kinsugi stencil right here, and you can find on all social media platforms at @janebellanteart, and on my website at www.janebellanteart.com.

Please let us know if you enjoyed this tutorial by leaving a comment below!




  1. This is so beautiful! I love how making your own decoupage paper with the stencil truly makes it a one-of-a-kind piece.

  2. The table is awesome Jane! Love making my own tissues ever since you taught us!

  3. Just love this!!! So beautiful!

  4. Purchased the stencil and a couple more! Cyndi Jackson

  5. Very Unique! Jane
    Beautiful color and stencil

  6. Love that you make your own papers to use in your projects. This turned out beautiful and you gave me a great idea. I have my dads old wood toolbox! Hhhmmmmm💜

  7. Such a cool idea! Your papers are fabulous.


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