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danigirl
« on: December 04, 2007 05:50:47 PM »

This will be a Christmas present for my Elvis-obsessed grandmother.  Just started with a clear glass plate, good old modpodge, and some sweet cotton elvis fabric.
And ended up with this:


SUPER EASY project!! Will probably make some more of these with different themes for other relatives and friends.
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007 05:56:06 PM »

ah i love it! i have an unhealthy crush on elvis...i'm trying to build a time machine to go back in time and...kidnap him. =) i need some plates like this! mwahaha it doesn't look like fabric by the way, it looks all glass! good job!
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007 06:11:32 PM »

Oooo!  Neato! Do you think that fabric works better than paper would at conforming to the shape on the bottom of the plate?  I've been wanting to decoupage on glass since way before I joined, but haven't had the nerve to try as I'm afraid of wrinkles, tears, etc.
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007 07:43:13 PM »

Hoooow did you do that? I love it!!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007 03:04:08 AM »

Maybe a stupid question but I just wanted to confirm...is the fabric attached to the bottom of the glass? I can't be sure by the picture. I am thinking it is. I love it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007 12:04:36 PM »

Thanks for the love guys  Smiley  To answer some specific questions:

Oooo!  Neato! Do you think that fabric works better than paper would at conforming to the shape on the bottom of the plate?  I've been wanting to decoupage on glass since way before I joined, but haven't had the nerve to try as I'm afraid of wrinkles, tears, etc.
Yes! Fabric is much easier to work with than paper in this instance! To avoid wrinkles, don't use too much glue. I just used my fingers this time but I think a popsicle stick would help to smooth the fabric to the plate and get out any little air bubbles.

Hoooow did you do that? I love it!!!
I have some progress shots I may post up later, but basically you just glue/modpodge a piece of fabric to the bottom of a clear plate and trim the edges. Then go back over the back of the plate/fabric with mod podge. sand down any rough edges with VERY FINE sandpaper. and you're done!

Maybe a stupid question but I just wanted to confirm...is the fabric attached to the bottom of the glass? I can't be sure by the picture. I am thinking it is. I love it.
Yep, fabric's on the bottom.
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