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« on: January 11, 2007 06:55:07 PM »

Inspired by the comic coffee book tables around these parts i thought id try my own for my BF's xmas pressent

Just have a question - i used modge podge (gloss) and did about 5 coats to seal it, anyhow the table then sat in my garage for 2weeks while we went home for xmas, last night when i took it to my bf's place there were heaps of air bubbles (there was a few but now theres heaps more and in one spot robin has aged greatly!) and it seems as if some of the pictures have shrunk as now there are gaps Sad im thinking it must have been the odd weather we've being having (lots of exteremes of temp - damn global warming!) - does anyone have any ideas on how to fix it
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007 08:39:36 AM »

I don't have your solution because I've never had that problem but I am a fan of decoupaged anything and I thought this was super cute. Maybe try just one coat next time and then a sealant of some sort. That's what I usually do. The only time I have bubbles or creases is when I'm sticking my image to an odd shaped piece.

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007 09:22:53 PM »

Thats really cool! I dont have your solution either since i've never really decoupaged anything at all! Good luck though!

« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007 06:03:40 AM »

Very cool table.  In the winter here in Florida, I get cold spells & then sudden heat & humidity.  When I do my decoupage & leave out to dry, I used to get air bubbles & "shrinkage" but then I tried this & it works.... 
1- I always put on my Modge-Podge with a sponge brush.  Never to heavy on the glue & nice, long even strokes.
2-when it's just about dry... say 99%...just barely tacky... I start coating with poly-coat.  Again with a sponge brush...long even strokes...blah,blah,blah.  If I catch air bubbles forming, I just poke 'em with a pin & continue to shalak.  Let that dry...more polycoat....you get the picture.

My stuff comes out shiny, hard & bubble free.  Thanx for letting me ramble on in your thread... I hope that this helps.  Great table!!!

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007 07:41:23 AM »

Well it looks like some moisture got it, next time you might want to add a sealant like the others said. I like to use Polyacyrillic, its a water based polyurethane that goes on nicely over a top coat of modge podge. I like to put on about 25 coats, lightly sand with fine sandpaper, and then apply about 25 more for a glossly smooth look. You may want to just put a few coats, whatever looks good to you.Cheesy

Thats a really good job though, I love how the comics fall into place. Right now my wife is working on a Marylin Monroe theme on our coffee table, you guys can expect pics in the coming week.
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2007 08:44:17 PM »

Thanks for your advice guys - i think i might be hooked by this decoupaging deal so look forward to more stuff soon!
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2007 01:49:45 AM »

This rocks!

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2007 08:45:25 AM »

That's so good. It makes me want to do a teenage mutnant ninja tutles one for my boyfriend.

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