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« on: December 04, 2003 10:21:39 AM »

 ???Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?? I am trying to mod podge these boxes and every time I try, I get bubbles in the picture I am trying to glue down. The only one that has come even close to being flat was mod podged to the box and let dry making sure it was all nice and flat - but when I went to put on the top coat, all of a sudden there are  little ripples around the edge.  Has this happened to anyone else??
**goes off to sulk in the corner** Embarrassed
Thanks for any input on this. There has to be a secret to getting the pics flat with no bubbles.  Oh, and I did sand the boxes first.
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2003 10:24:10 AM »

Have you used a blunt edge to smooth out the pictures?  Maybe there's excess glue getting stuck under there.  Try using a popsicle stick to smooth everything out while you are gluing it down.  If you are NOT using enough glue, you could be getting bubbles popping up from places that didn't get stuck down.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2003 12:17:11 PM »

I know i seem like ninny.

I tried the smoothing but it ran the colors on the print outs from the printer.  I may have to spray something on it before I modpodge it. any recommendations?

I have better luck with paper that is thicker like a photo. Regular paper and I are at odds.
Thanks for the help! I will keep trying....
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2003 09:20:01 PM »

As beeosh suggested, the only thing I've really had to work well is to coat plain paper (20lb printer paper sort) with an acrylic spray.  Otherwise, I try to use very thin coats of Mod Podge, making sure to dry between coats long enough (patience!).  This only works sorta well.  One time I resorted to coating the pic in super-clear packing tape and then Mod Podging over that; it was okay, but not great.
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2003 10:11:59 PM »

Thank you for your help. My failure seems more due to lack of paitience than skill.  Back to the drawing board!!!
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