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« on: February 06, 2009 11:10:17 AM »

What glue do you use and what do you use to apply it with?

I've decoupaged altoid tins but the finished project always looks like a preschool art project gone terribly wrong with this obvious layer of glue over the top.  Kind of looks like my kid spilled the glue bottle and forgot to clean it up.  I want to do a lampshade but I'm nervous because I don't want it to look like crap!

Also, I always use scrapbooking paper and magazine scraps because it is always so pretty but is this what I should be using?  Would it be better to stick with tissue paper?

Should I be using a clear finish?  What kind do you use?

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009 02:26:38 PM »

I use Mod Podge Matte finish (the Gloss finish always seems to dry sticky). I apply it with a cheap sponge brush.

I pretty much exclusively use scrapbook paper, especially when covering Altoid tins. I think the secret is to not use too much Mod Podge. If you get the paper super saturated, it is going to wrinkle. I find that the heavier weight scrapbook papers tend to work better, but I've had pretty good luck with the lighter papers as long as I don't goop them up too much.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009 10:37:38 AM »

I'm one of the few anti-Mod Podge people. I prefer Liquitex Matte Medium. Missouri can get hella humid and Mod Podge always seems to stay sticky for me.

Or I'm just doing it wrong...either one could be correct.  Smiley

I also just scrapbook paper, both cardstock and regular weight. It seems like most real Altoid tins have raised lettering on the lid these days. That bugs me because you can see it thru most paper, so I buy unfinished tins with flat lids.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009 10:57:19 AM »

Yeah, I really hate that Altoids had to go and raise those letters up like that.  Undecided Luckily, I have a supply of the old school Altoid tins still. I'll be sad when those are gone!
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009 11:32:29 AM »

I can get the blank ones almost as cheap as the real ones, it seems, so I just do that.
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