Basically, you cut out pictures and glue the pictures onto an object then cover the object and pictures with a few coats of glue/decoupage medium to protect it.
Decoupage paper or pictures(The pictures can be cut out of magazines, books, wrapping paper, wallpaper, packages, greeting cards, fabric, etc.(Make photocopies of images) You can also buy designed paper made especially for decoupage.You can use photos(high qualilty color photocopies)
Decoupage medium or glue
Damp rag(wipe up excess glue other clean up)
Paint brush(used to apply decoupage medium)
Craft knife or scissors(cut out detailed pictures
Sealer(you can use decoupage medium, glue as a final coat,or acrylic spray etc.
How to decoupage
1.Prepare the surface of the item (paint wood with acrylic paint,let dry and sand.Apply 2 times.You plan to decoupage on.
2.Cut images with scissors or craft knife before beginning project.
3.Arrange the pictures before you add the glue.
4.Completely coat the back of the picture with your glue or decoupage medium.
5.Stick the picture on the glue. Use your finger to gently push down the picture (for a large picture, start from the center and work your way out) and push out any wrinkles and excess glue.Let the glue dry.
6. Coat your item completely with diluted glue or decoupage medium.Let this dry completely.
7.Continue to add coats of the glue or decoupage medium or use another sealer (polyurethane, acrylic spray, etc.) until you get the desired result.