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Topic: Best Stuff to Use for Decoupage  (Read 503 times)
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« on: July 07, 2008 06:48:38 PM »

So, I'm jumping head first into decoupage, and I tried Mod Podge today because I hear so many people mention it on here. I was wondering if Mod Podge is the best to use, however, or if there is something better that people use. Also, what's the best technique for tackling air bubbles?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008 06:50:23 AM »

There are more expensive artist oriented brands, but Mod Podge is pretty much the gold standard for crafting Smiley

Air bubbles: brush it on slower & smoother. I use a cheap* watercolor brush (usually a Flat) as opposed to the 'craft' brushes which are horrid. Don't even think about those plastic bristled little kid paint brushes- 10 for $2 is still a waste of money they are so bad.

* ok, I use watercolor brushes that didn't get washed well enough & are 'ruined'. I've also bought some new for under $5 that are really nice.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008 03:12:36 PM »

I just use white glue for decoupage, and then I varnish afterwards with a water-based varnish.  I have a box that's over 10 years old that I did this way, so it's very long lasting.  As for bubbles, I just tend to start at one end of the paper and go to the end, using my fingers to press down.  It's messy but more affective then using a brush (in my opinion)
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