Tip #3: Remove stems.
Tip #7 Trim the leaf at the edge of the bracelet, leaving the underside free of leaves. To cut off excess leaf and avoid irritation, I took the wooden end of the sponge brush and rubbed it along the edging of the bracelet. You can also use an Xacto knife to cut the excess.
Tip #8 Apply several coats of your decoupage product. Dry. Finish with a Glossy Varnish to all sides (including underside) of bracelet - twice.
Preserving the leaves under the decoupage and varnish secure their color and beauty. The frame shown above, I decoupaged last year! The wooden box I found at the craft store and decoupaged only the top. I used off-white paint, a crackle paint product, and then used red paint on the top.
I would love to know if you are tackling a project like this or if you have any questions regarding the tips I provided in this post. Good Luck!