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Topic: vintage lace + modge podge = dressup crown  (Read 1022 times)
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« on: October 27, 2010 11:43:05 AM »

I scored some random lengths of vintage trim from a Goodwill grab bag that were too small to sew into anything, but too cool to toss.

Then I saw these crowns and I fell in love. This is the second I have made and the method I have found differes a bit from the link.

Here is the method that seems to work for me.

Lay your lace or trim on a length of tin foil or wax paper and cover in a healthy coating of Modge Podge. I let mine dry overnight.

I use a generous ammount of MP to ensure the crown is stiff enough. This means that after I peel it from the foil I need to trim the excess glue. no biggie.

The beauty of using Modge Podge is that the lace trim is flexible when dry. You can bend it (and even fold it) without it cracking. I bent mine and sewed the crown closed overlapping a little. It doesn't matter the color of thread as I painted mine last.

I painted mine antique bronze then highlighted in gold.

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010 12:11:13 PM »

This is so creative and gorgeous!  I would NEVER have imagined it and yet - so simple!  I just love how you can see all the detail.

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010 12:17:34 PM »

Another thing I have to try!! It's great and kitty is very cute  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010 02:35:02 PM »

That is fantastic!  I'm so going to try this.  Thanks for the tutorial, too!

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010 12:48:26 AM »

Very creative! Love it Smiley I really love the antique bronze color you used.
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