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« on: May 31, 2010 12:24:20 AM »

Well now that my partner in the IT Crowd swap has received I can post this tray that I made for her, which I am super proud of. Smiley I bought a round, plastic serving tray at Target on clearance for cheap, sanded it lightly, painted it with gray acrylic paint, designed the image of the IT Crowd gang on my computer, mod podge'd it onto the center and then finished with three coats of acrylic varnish! I hope it will hold up to spills and such, I didn't dare test it. ^_^





If you want to make one of your own, Target always has a tray in this style available, and if you wait you can snag one for 75% off. Here's what it originally looked like, except mine had starfish on the bottom:

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010 08:55:40 AM »

Awesome!  I never would have thought to do something like this!  Now you've got me thinking!
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010 09:04:17 AM »

thats so cool! what kind of paper did you use for the images? it all looks so professional, and if they dont want to use it as a tray it could certainly just be appreciated as art
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2010 12:18:49 PM »

I just used regular printer paper and mod podge, and with the acrylic coating it really blends so you can't really even tell it's stuck on. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010 07:53:25 PM »

Very cool; I love that show and your tray looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010 08:37:31 AM »

Mmm awesome, I must try this! great idea, i'm sure your swap was thrilled!
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2010 08:16:38 PM »

I just used regular printer paper and mod podge, and with the acrylic coating it really blends so you can't really even tell it's stuck on. Smiley

I am the lucky recipient of this tray, and she's right, there's no difference in the height of the layers between the tray and the image.  And it's sealed very well and waterproof (I washed it today actually!)
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010 08:14:23 AM »

I'm just watching season 4 right now.  Grin

That's lovely, and very well finished, it looks very professional.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2010 10:08:07 AM »

That is so cool!
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2010 11:58:54 AM »

That's awesome how waterproof that tray is...and it's so simple to make too.  Love the image in the middle too!  Come to think of it--there are so many different uses for Mod Podge, eh?  I coated a table I painted with it, coated a lotion bottle and lamp I painted with it, you can coat puzzles and keep em together...
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