A plate decorated using decoupage technique is a wonderful interior decoration, a wonderful gift and an interesting hobby. I like to work with plates, and on my channel there are several videos on decoupage on plates, but so often many people complain that such plates cannot be used for their intended purpose, that is, serving food or sweets in them. You cannot lay a holiday table with them, and all because of non-food paints and varnishes that are used in the decor. So I decided to make a plate which would be safe to eat from, you can serve salad or sweets in it, and treat you loved ones. So, I took a bowl of transparent glass. In this work transparency is the main issue. I will use a napkin with small cute roses. First, I separate the lower white layers. It will be more convenient if you tear the very edge, then it’s easier to pick up the lower layers. I tear paper off around the flower to make sure there is no straight edge anywhere. Then the edges of the fragment will not be visible on the surface. I put the napkin the colorful side on the bottom of the outer side of the bowl down and stick it with PVA glue. I’m going from the center out. This is important, as a napkin stretches a bit because of the glue. Using a cotton pad wet in water, I remove traces of glue from the glass and go on with the next flower. Once again, I clean the surface and stick flowers over whole bowl. The picture appears from the inside. If small folds form on the napkin, until it is saturated with glue, you can slightly lift it up and stick it properly. Do not forget to clean off glue traces to make sure there is no haze on the front side. On the upper edge I paste the fragments from top to bottom, towards the first ones. In some places I put small fragments – leaves or flowers to fill the space between the main flowers. That’s how the vase looks from the inside. Now I’m starting to paint. I paint in white colors close to the outline of the picture to make it look brighter on the other side. I add color between flowers. You know that in direct decoupage we paste a napkin on a white surface to make the picture look brighter. And since this is a reverse decoupage, we do everything in the reverse order – first we glue a napkin, and then we create a background for it. I do not try to draw the picture exactly to the contour, the paint mixes along the edge, and it becomes kind of a transition from white to color. You see, where there is a background, the flowers are bright in colors. So, the inside picture is ready. Now let’s turn to the outside. At first I paint the surface with white. This is necessary so that the color of the external paint would not be visible from the inside. Let say you paint outside in dark colors, then it can sift through the first layer, and the napkin would fade. After the white layer, I paint the color which I want to see in the end. At first I painted with a more intense color, but then to make the bowl more durable I decided to coat it with parquet lacquer, and it will make the color darker. Therefore, painted again in a lighter. The first layer with a brush, and then another one with silicone spatula – to make the surface smooth. To hide the traces of the scapula, I immediately wet my fingers and even out the damp paint. Probably a potter works something like this. The surface is pretty smooth. Nevertheless, after drying, I apply sandpaper a little. Then I work in direct decoupage on the outside of the bowl. As before, I apply a fragment to the surface, but this time with the colorful side up, and glue it with pva glue If your glue is very thick, like mine, then when the napkin is already glued, you can add a drop of water and smooth it completely with very light movements When drying, the napkin tightens a little, so small roughness will go away when drying, but, of course, not folds When the fragment dries properly, I cover it with parquet varnish. Here I try to paint exactly according to the outline. After drying, I moisten it with water and remove white parts of the background so that it is as small as possible, and the remaining paper is as less noticeable as possible. In the same way I will glue the rest of the fragments. Here is what I have at the end. I clean the upper rim of the paint. I want the upper part to remain in glass, so I could put food without fear to touch varnish. I clean it with sandpaper and a knife. At the end, you can go through the solvent and remove all traces of paint. Finally, I cover the entire bowl with parquet lacquer. After the first coat, I let it dry properly, smoothed it with sandpaper and varnished again. Now you can serve salad, soup, cookies or sweets in it. With such dishes you can make any table look pretty.