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« on: May 26, 2007 06:53:59 PM »

I really did search for this but after pages of topics I didn't quite see what I was looking for.  If it already exists, feel free to just pat me on the head an point me in the right direction.  Wink  (And, unfortunately, there's no craftopedia entry yet!)


So, I bought this really big hard suitcase that I want to decoupage pictures on to it.  The pictures are of varying sizes and shapes but most are fairly big and I'd really, really like to keep all of them as crease free as possible.  So my question is: how in the world do I manage that?  The corners are rounded and it is slightly tapered.  I've tried one corner and I got two creases and a few air pockets which is no good.  It's also not directly on the corner, it only covers about half of it. 

Would you suggest just smaller images? or is there some sort of technique I'm not familiar with (which is very feasible since I've only done decoupage once or twice. Wink)
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007 11:08:05 AM »

I would probably use smaller images and connect them with a plain piece at the curves. That way you can cut into the plain piece with an Exacto to push out any air bubbles.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007 12:32:35 PM »

When you have any corners or edges to turn, clip the picture so that it can bend with the curve. Lots of little clips will make turns easier than a flat picture. (Don't be afraid, it's ok to cut your pictures!  Smiley )

For the air pockets, you can prick the bubble with a pin and continue to smooth in the direction of your pin hole or holes -- basically, you're pushing the air out through that hole. You won't see theh pin pricks.

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007 12:36:02 PM »

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For the air pockets, you can prick the bubble with a pin and continue to smooth in the direction of your pin hole or holes -- basically, you're pushing the air out through that hole. You won't see theh pin pricks.


I remember the first time I used a pin to get out air bubbles and it miraculously worked!!
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