All was not lost, however. Last week I discovered a new craft: Decopatch. All you need is deco patch paper (I used 3 sheets) and the proper glue and a stiff brush.
First clean off all the faux leather casing (using the side edge of a darning needle, it just scraped away like frosting). Then wipe it with surgical spirits to remove any residual grease.
Then for the fun part:
- Tear the paper into small strips.
- Paint the decopatch glue onto the surface to be covered and the strips and just like paper mache, cover the entire thing.
- Care needs to be taken at edges to ensure a neat result (I used strips of the edges of the deco patch paper).
- Paint a layer of glue over the strips as you apply it.
- It dries in hours
- Or watch the video tutorial:
The results are so pleasingly professional, I guarantee once you try this craft you will be looking around at familiar objects through decopatch-tinted glasses. There are so many possibilities....
|My deco patch Roberts radio - better than new|