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« on: December 13, 2007 10:51:06 AM »

Here are two more plates that I made yesterday when I was high on Mod Podge and sealant fumes:

The back plate explains the central action here:

The front reads:Try as hard as you can for whatever you believe in.

And this one is pretty simple, stark:

The front reads: A visit to a strange place will bring you renewed perspective.
I am hooked on making these now. And while they are by no means perfect, I am getting a lot better with the composition and application.

Tonight my MIL and I are hunkering down to decoupage more candle glasses (and melt and scent and pour the gel for the candles.) So let me know when you are getting bored.  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007 01:41:48 PM »

wow those r great!!!! very cool..Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2007 10:56:23 AM »

Wow, they are both wonderful!!  I haven't decopaged in years, but I remember how hard non-flat pieces are.  The themes are really cool too.  I wish I could read what's on that fortune.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007 03:02:05 PM »

I love your incredibly cool decoupage,but I also wish I could read what's on the front.I'm impressed anyway! I think my next trip to Goodwill/mom's basement,I may have to pick up a couple of cheap plates to play with.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2007 05:33:39 PM »

Thanks for adding the fortunes! Good luck with the candlemaking tonight.You make the coolest stuff.The more I look at your plates,the more I want to make some.
I do have another question for you-the last time I tried to decoupage on something,the image on the back side of the paper wanted to bleed through.Fortunatly just a little,and it made an unintentional good effect-I got lucky.Is there any technique that will prevent that,that you know of?( Bleeding through,that is,not getting lucky.)
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2007 11:26:12 AM »

I really don't think there is anything to be done about verso image bleed -- other than finding just the right thickness of paper. Most of the papers here came from the NYT magazine which is flimsier than glossy mags, but glossier than newsprint. In my research, I read that images that show through when held to light will tend to show through when decoupaged. It, like everything else, seems to involve a bit of trial and error.

This is the book I read, as cataloged by my county library system:

Decoupage by Davis, Dee.

Starting with the history of decoupage in ancient China and Japan, the author moves on to step-by-step instructions as she demonstrates the effects that can be achieved. "A thorough guide to transforming ordinary objects into works of art."--"Country Living." 131 illustrations, 54 in color.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson,
Pub date: 2000, c1995.
Pages: 144 p., [32] p. of plates :
ISBN: 050028203X


The actual history of the craft is pretty interesting and there is plenty of practical information, as well.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2007 05:56:51 PM »

Thanks! That helps.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2008 08:22:19 AM »

Have you ever tried to seal with resin?  I really want to do some John Derian-style decoupage on wine and martini glasses and the one time I saw one of his glasses is person, I could swear it was resin-coated.  Of course I'm all worried about the final product and ignoring the obvious challenges of working a rounded surface and that little thing called composition.   Undecided
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