A Cardiff - based Lifestyle Blog with a focus on Dementia and general chit chat

Friday, 15 February 2019

HobbyCraft And Us.....Decoupage

#AD We were kindly gifted items by Hobbycraft for our residents craft sessions at St Isans Care Home in Llanishen,Cardiff in return for a series of  reviews.
*All opinions are my own and 100% honest*

I apologise ahead for the lack of photos with residents, the reasoning behind this being I found this craft very intensive in that it required my assistance on a one to one basis - a wonderful bonus! By the time I reached the second resident I let go of my need to take photographs and relaxed into ,what ended up being ,two fabulous sessions of Craftiness. I ended up describing Decoupage as' ripping up pieces of paper and glueing it on something' as people seemed more at ease with this ...someone likened it Paper Mache...I see the connection haha!

'Decoupage is the surface decoration of an object. Paper Mache is used usually in the making of an object.' Yahoo Answers.

Each decoupaged letter was accomplished in a different way.I assisted  a lady with limited sight in directing her with her brush as she applied Modge Podge to my already positioned decoupage paper.
Two ladies completed their letters in double quick time as I ripped up the paper in frentic style to keep up! A gentleman with limited speech motioned to me when I missed covering part of his letter as he applied the Modge Podge ............all this and more as we chatted, laughed and sang our way through this wonderfully messy, lively craft .......who knew! Some letters were easier than others obviously , the nooks and crannies of E and M led to a few laughs and the occasional cuss word !

I'm looking forward to our next venture into Decoupage in the future ; might even attempt Paper Mache !
So thank you, once again , HobbyCraft - this is a new craft we will be coming back to in the future ...here's to the next!


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