DIY Map Art - Decoupage a Paper Mache Letter

One of my favorite DIY projects is decoupage.  This time I decoupaged a paper mache letter A for my grandson, Anthony's room.  I bought the 23 1/2" letter A at Joann on sale for $6.00.  I printed off old maps from the internet and The Graphics Fairy and tore them into small uneven pieces.  Using watered down Elmer's glue and a brush, I applied the map pieces.  After everything dried, I brushed on some Satin Varnish to seal it.

For more detailed instruction on how to decoupage, check out this tutorial from a previous blog. The only thing I did different was that I printed my maps off myself on my Epson Stylus Photo R2000, instead of a laser printer and the color didn't run!
So what do you think?  We love it.  It's a great addition to his Map Themed Room.  Now my granddaughter Adrianna wants to do a Frozen decoupaged letter A for her room.  I'll share if we decide to do it!
Until next time...
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DIY - Another Decoupage Project

When I find something I like to do, I tend to do it over and over again.  For example, ever find that perfect t-shirt or pair of shoes?  Well if I do, I have to have it in several colors.  My kids make fun of me al the time!  It's the same thing with my projects.  Here is my latest decoupage project.

 
I started with a paper mache bust that I bought at Hobby Lobby for a few dollars. 
 
 
The first thing I did was paint it an off white.  Then I applied my favorite papers using watered down Elmer's Glue.  I used graphics from The Graphics Fairy and some scrapbooking papers that I had.
 
 
To speed the drying process, I used my hair dryer.
 
 
I used a satin varnish when the bust was dry and then added some brown glaze that I immediately wiped off for an antique look. Here it is on my dresser.  I also bought the burlap runner at Hobby Lobby.  You can also see the project I did last week - the plant holder. 
 
 
Here are my projects so far (Notice the Parisian flare):
 

I wonder what I will do next?
 
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