I happened upon a video tutorial that shared the technique of decoupaging with fire. Really? So of course I had to try it.
Here’s the original tutorial shared by Studio MD. I suggest you watch it before trying this technique. https://youtu.be/75b6NXJ0FIMhttps://youtu.be/75b6NXJ0FIM
My experiment kind of worked, but I think it would have worked better if I had used a glue stick or a decoupage medium, but I didn’t have a glue stick. I decided to give it a try on this little Dollar Tree photo frame. I painted the front of the flower with our paint brand Missouri Limestone Paint Company chalk-style paint, color “January” first to help make the print of my napkin stand out. I think the napkin I used was also from Dollar Tree.
DO NOT DO THIS! Instead of the glue stick I, unfortunately, used Dollar Tree spray adhesive. I should have known better. I haven’t found it to work on anything I’ve tried. I think it got the paper too damp and I had to keep relighting it as my fire would go out almost immediately.
The lady in the video showed using this technique on several cut out letters. I think her technique worked great on them.
I salvaged my project, though I needed to sand the edges. I had no idea what to do with the little Dollar Tree photo frame, but then decided to turn it into a pin cushion. It’s kind of cute and functional, too!