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« on: April 29, 2010 06:48:00 AM »

I'm sure I'm not the first to do this, but I spent all morning playing around with decorating these cheap little frames.  I don't know what I'm going to do with so many (probably give them all to friends!), but I'm still itching to make more.

I just tore strips of a map and arranged them on the frame with rubber cement.  I'd still like to find something to help seal them and would love suggestions since I've never done anything of the sort!

I tried a few different ways--the one in the front has a lot of water, the middle is mainly land, and the back is a good blend of both.

I had to sacrifice one of my (four) copies of Pride and Prejudice, but it's worth it.  I wanted to use something that will make me happy when I read snippets of it on the frame.


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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010 07:08:01 AM »

Great idea for presents!

I would think Mod Podge would be good for sealing!
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010 07:14:31 AM »

I am so bookmarking these that are so awesome. I save maps and also get one at every state I drive through once a year (they do change) and I just can't bring my self to throw then out I use some for scrap booking if it is a vacation trip but I still have a box full of them.
I would use a spray polyurethane. no brush marks and if you do multiple coats there won't be too much shine.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010 07:36:13 AM »

I've never used spray polyurethane, but I have used Mod Podge and I'm sure a few coats of that would do the trick.

It comes in matte and gloss, as well as other fun finishes like glitter!

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010 08:02:02 AM »

I love this!!!!  Awesome frames!!!!!  I've used both the spray polyurethane and Mod Podge and they both work really well.
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010 08:46:30 AM »

Thank you all!  I can't get any Mod Podge around here but am going to try to order some from Amazon.  I'm trying to decide between matte finish, gloss, or or the standard hard coat.  What do you think?  I've never seen any in person so I'm not quite sure how they'd look!

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010 05:35:21 PM »

You could always try the glue that you brush on puzzles. I've used that on some of my collages.

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