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Damask Border Paper

Damask Border Paper

Posted by Olivia Sum on

Border paper can be used in so many ways and can create countless different effects depending on how it is used. Digital paper is so adaptable and produced in a huge array of colours and styles, one of which is our delightful damask border paper. This is such a versatile paper which is sure to inspire you with your D.I.Y projects and craft-work, why not can visit our website at where you can find a huge selection of styles and designs.


What is Damask Paper?

Damask is an Arabic word for a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibres, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks always looks symmetrical and can look two toned because they are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced or sateen weave. The Damask design is particularly striking which is why our fantastic damask border paper will surely enhance and enrich your project work. As it comes in such a variety of colours and patterns the different looks that can be achieved are limitless.

How can I use my Damask Border Paper?

There are many things you can do with border paper as it is such a versatile product. Damask border paper in particular can be sourced in rich striking colours or more muted and softer shades to create a huge variety of appearances to your project work - here are some ideas to get you started.

Home Decoratingyou can completely transform the style of a room with very little time and effort. If you are aiming to create a glamorous effect you could go for lovely gold tones combined with rich deep blue or purple. Simply use your damask border paper to frame doors or windows, even mirrors and pictures can be framed.  Remember to mitre the edges by trimming each edge on angle for more professional look. If you are going for an even bolder look you put a border on the ceiling, just start a couple of inches in from the edge and follow all the way round angling the corners. For a more discreet look, go for pretty pastel shades, silver and white are also a nice combination. Whichever you choose you’re sure to be proud of your D.I.Y and will want to show off your handy-work to friends and family.

Decoupage – this is the art of decorating with paper and was first used by the Victorians. Damask border paper is ideal for this craft especially if you want to create a decadent, opulent finish. This is very easy to do, you will just need to paste the paper, fix it on to the object that you want to decorate and then simply glaze it. You transform a boring beside cabinet into a beautiful, individual looking piece of furniture. Why not use the same paper to make over a dressing table or chest of drawers for a co-ordinated appearance. Decoupage is a delightful way of revitalising worn or damaged objects such as a trinket box, a vase or plant pot. In fact there are lots of smaller items which can be enhanced by this charming craft. Damasks can be luxurious and sumptuous looking, pretty and sweet or contemporary and modern, it really is up to you how you use it. For more inspiration remember to visit our website at

Clip Art – damask border paper is a brilliant piece of material for this lovely past-time. As previously established the range of styles and colours in the paper is so diverse that every piece of clip art that you create can be completely different. These little works of art can make the perfect gift for a loved one. You can also use the art work in your own home and be proud of your creative skills each time you look at it. For a modern look why not use a lovely swirl shape in a bold black or a more traditional style can be achieved by using shades of gold or bronze in a Victorian design.

Hopefully you now have some ideas how to use this very diverse damask border paper.

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