HOW TO MAKE YOUR CREATION:
Apply an undercoat to the surface to be decoupaged and leave it to dry. Apply an enamel or gloss paint to the surface. Leave to dry then sand lightly. Apply a second coat and leave to dry.
Cut out the decoupage images using cuticle scissors for the details. Apply wallpaper paste to the back of the cutouts. Arrange the images on the surface and leave to dry.
Apply a coat of ageing varnish over the whole surface. Leave between one and three hours, depending on the size of cracks required.
4While the varnish is still tacky, apply a coat of cracking varnish. Cracks should start to appear within one hour. If not, warm the surface lightly with a hair dryer
Squeeze a little raw umber paint on to a soft rag and rub it over the surface. Leave for a few minutes, then 'polish' it lightly with a soft cloth. Leave for a day or so before applying a coat of clear varnish if desired.