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Decoupage courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Découpe means "to cut out" in French and learning decoupage techniques will enable you embellish and decorate just about anything using paper or card and then coating the layers with varnish or specialist paint. Come and join a decoupage course, workshop or group and be inspired to create!

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Image for Candle making & decorating some candles - Essex
Whilst making a candle in a teacup & saucer and decorating a pillar candle, and some tea lights, you will be surrounded by the beautiful Essex countryside in a village setting. After cups of tea (and or coffee/cold drinks) & posh biscuits! And you have finished your class, you will take away your goodies, in a hand-decorated gift bag that we have done specially for you! Our workshops are fun, friendly, informative and inspiring, we...
Image for 1 Day Napkin Decoupage Bowl Course - Theydon Bois, West Essex
Next course on 5th April 2017
Come along and learn the art of napkin decoupage. You will go away at the end of the day with a new skill (which will probably turn into a passion....) and a beautiful, unique, decoupaged wooden bowl which you can keep for yourself or give away as a present. Designs are extremely varied, from flowers, bees, butterflies and ladybirds, to cupcakes, biscuits, shells, beach huts, and fairies, pirates, footballs..... There are literally hundreds of designs,...
Image for Annie Sloan Advanced course- part 2 mega combo
Next course on 26th April 2017
This course is for you when you've completed the beginners course or are already confident using Chalk Paint. We will show you how to stencil, gilding and decoupage. Also recap on painting tips and using the clear and dark wax.After a deli style lunch, In the afternoon you can either paint a piece of your own furniture or one of our large wooden candlesticks to take away with you. 10 -4 Contact us to book...
Image for A Snip of Decoupage - Beginners' workshop
Learn tips on composition, knife skills, old and new finishes, how to source images, how to go big, Nova and Lorsten’s no frills transfer technique, Cheap and Chalky paint effects, no tears napkins, super-simple image editing. Small groups only.
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Learn some of the magical techniques of fabric decoupage whilst designing and decorating your own unique tissue box cover. The workshops will take place over one whole day plus half the next day (or three half days on a weekly basis) in our studio in Brampton, Cumbria. We need at least two participants for the course to proceed. Bookings now taken for January, February 2017, just contact us. Book as a group (2 minimum) and...
Image for Decoupage the modern way - Essex
You get to decoupage a white frame with a mirror insert, a white wooden coat hanger and a candle, using serviettes. This is an enjoyable and relaxing class, for all levels of craft experience. The class, includes many techniques and tips, to achieve, beautifully decorated items that you keep. The items can be decorated using matching or different serviettes, and can be for your own home or as gifts.
Image for Annie sloan Chalk Paint -Part Two.... Intermediate Workshop. Advanced
Next course on 26th April 2017
A follow on course from part 1. Learn Gilding, stencilling and how to crackle. It is a very chilled out fun course with excellent reviews. Here at Dotty Diva we are personally trained by Annie Sloan and official stockists. These courses are ideal for birthday get togethers, hen dos or just to meet new friends who enjoy the same crafts.
Image for Furniture Painting/Upcycling Workshop
Hi.... Introducing some changes to my upcycling workshops from September... so firstly the good news in that the cost of the course has been cut as has the format! Now I am not planning on sending anyone home with just a painted piece of wood :) it's nice to have a project you have completed to display and wait for the compliments to come :). So..... now you can bring along a photo frame to...
Image for Vintage furniture chalk paint techniques
Vintage chalk paint techniques: Choose your piece of furniture: A fabulous hands on workshop that will result in you selecting an old piece of furniture, preparing it. i.e. sanding, sealing (if required), painting waxing and then distressing it to achieve the popular shabby chic look. Our in-house Autentico trained demonstrators will guide you step by step through the process required to achieve the ultimate shabby chic finish. On completion the piece of furniture is yours...
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Saturday March 18th, 1pm-4.30pm. Must be pre-booked. This workshop is the 2nd part of the Annie Sloan essentials workshops and taught in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The workshop is open to everyone whether or not they have attended the techniques 1 workshop, but it would be an advantage. On this workshop you learn how to add all those extra touches to your Annie Sloan project to make it that bit extra special. This workshop...