1° Step : Pickguard & Fabric.
A Strat-pickguard and an adequate beautiful 100% cotton fabric. To custom and decorate my pickguard with the decoupage technique I need first scissors to cut out my fabric and a soft pencil to design the pickguard’s template on the fabric’s rear side and vinyl glue (or special fabric-glue). Then a flat brush to spread a fair glue measure on the pickguard to paste the chosen fabric and some plastic or wooden clips, or pegs, to apply around the edges to hold the fabric down while the glue dries. Finally, I need a satin water-based varnish gel to create a protective and anti-scratch film with a good resistance to mechanical agents. I apply a thick and uniform coat with a specific flat smooth brush. Let it dry for at least four hours and then I repeat twice, or more times, as to get a hard, solid and strong last finishing.
3° Step : Photo & Tutorial.