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« on: March 22, 2007 09:46:20 AM »

so i revamped a few sdollar-store mirror compact and i'm pretty pleased with the results! it did take a few tries though. i thought mod podge worked really well, but when it dries you can peel it right off! so i coated each side with rubber cement and let them dry and stuck 'em together. worked much better. i've gotta make some more of these!!  i didn't know where else to post this, but i figured it is used to put on makeup, so.... ?.....
here's marylin! and rocky!! thanks for looking!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007 10:02:36 AM »

absolutely love it! Did you decopage the new pictures right onto the plastic? Did you sand it a bit first?

« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007 10:52:32 AM »

absolutely love it! Did you decopage the new pictures right onto the plastic? Did you sand it a bit first?

thanks! the background is actually paper... and yes i did decopage it right on there. i didn't think of sanding it, but it stuck really well anyway. i just finished the jackie o one, but it didn't turn out very well... just going to have to try again i guess.

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2007 11:46:25 AM »


one mirrored compact - i got mine add the dollar store! it came with a stick of foundation but i just threw that away. just make sure it's flat and un-embellished.
decorative background paper
scissors, big ones don't work too well....
rubber cement
mod podge
paper embellishments
* stamps and ink
optional decorative embellishments such as patches, buttons, silk flowers...
optional E-6000 glue or super glue

1. place compact face down on the wrong side of the paper and trace - it will be a little big, but it's alright. cut out your shape!
2. brush rubber cement liberally but smoothly on the top of the compact and on the wrong side of the paper - let them dry before you stick them together, then trim off excess with your scissors.
3. add paper embellishments! *note for stampers: of you want to use stamps, or ink the edges like "rocky," be sure to do it before applying mod podge! also, if you want to emboss your stamps, be sure to do it BEFORE adhering background paper to compact.
4. seal the entire thing with a coat of mod podge. let dry, and repeat. pay careful attention to the edges to make sure they're stuck down good!
5. add optional decorative embellishments with E-6000 or superglue.
FINISHED!! i like to carry mine in a cloth case just so it doesn't get too banged up in my purse!

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2007 12:44:18 PM »

wow, these are just amazing.  now all i have to is go find some compacts, but in the meantime the stack of waiting picutes all ready to paste on will grow to an abnormal size and take over my desk.

the pictures that you used, were they that glossy-kind that you get from magazines?

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2007 01:32:57 PM »

some i just printed off my computer and the mod podge kind of made them glossy, but i have used magazine paper too. i prefer the stronger paper though....

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