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« on: October 19, 2003 05:45:53 PM »

I loooooove decoupage!
I enjoy a good clip art fix!
Here are some samples!


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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2003 05:49:38 PM »

Very cute.  I'm doing something right now with decoupage with mini frames, i'm gonna glue them together in different layouts and have victorian and other pictures althrough out them.  Will post picture when I am done.  Smiley  Very Nice Work by the Way!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2003 07:11:31 PM »

I love to decoupage - what a satisfying craft!  I dig the stuff you've done.  I have a question though - can you easily decoupage a photo album book cover?  I use one with slots for 4x6 photo as my cookbook (just print my favorite recipes on notecards and stick them in the slots) but I want to jazz up the cover.  It looks like vinyl, but it's kinda squishy.  Easily deoupaged?
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2003 07:52:38 AM »

ok - so i have never used modge podge question --- i heard it never dries really - it stays tacki - so i am making a cigar box purse right now and used acrylic paint and stuck my image on top of the wet paint - i want to seal the box with a glossy finish - but i want it to be durable, clean to touch, nice looking - if modge podge is tacki and wont work what do I use to seal it???
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2003 10:29:50 AM »

I have only been dippin' into my mod podge recently, but my USUAL technique involves using any kind of craft glue (white or clear) to adhere the image, followed by a GLOSS or SATIN interior varnish (i prefer Delta Ceramcoat) as the sealer.  2-3 coats and you're good to go.
Mod podge is really just glue.  You can use it to adhere images and seal them.  It's probably on the stickier side, but it DOES dry.  It's just stickier is all.  You could water it down if you want.  The varnish is very light and sheer and dries quickly.  Play around with each kind and see what your preference is.
Oh, and I do think you could easily decoupage a vinyl album cover.  The great thing about decoupage is how many place you can stick an image!
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2003 10:55:58 AM »

so i should just use a varnish - in gloss or matte and you prefer delta creamcoat.... now i know delta cc makes acrylic paints - but varnish??? is it in the same craft aisle normally as their paints - will i find it in the craft aisle at super walmart???
is it as cheap as thier paints ---- around $.50???

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2003 08:04:42 PM »

I find Delta cc at JoAnn and, believe it or not, Menard's.  The varnish is usually at the bottom of the acrylic display.  they make a 2 fl. oz and an 8 fl oz (they might have discont'd the larger size, but don't quote me on that).  They are a few bucks more than the acrylic colors, but they are by no means expensive, and they go a long way.  I always choose gloss or satin, b/c i prefer a shinier surface.  use matte if you don't care for the glare (hey i like how that sounds!)
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2003 01:44:24 PM »

Steph, I like to use modpodge for my cigar box purses and switchplate covers because it gives you a thick, glossy look, and it covers the edges of the stickers/photos/whatever you're using to decorate the item with. However, it can stay tacky for a long time (found that out when a bunch of switchplates turned into a switchplate loaf...) so I'd recommend a couple of coats of acrylic gloss spray on the top after it all dries. And don't pull a Melissa and try to store freshly modpodged items by stacking them... Ha!
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2003 02:44:11 PM »

i found the delta varnish - and i really like it - it's not too smelly - goes on smooth, etc - it was also like $1.89 at michael's which i love - only prob is looks so similar to my delta white paint that one of the first times i used it i picked up the paint instead and brushed white paint on something i was trying to deco - i had to quickly wipe it - off -
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2003 07:39:56 AM »

First off, HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! one of the things im thankful for is this kick a$$ forum and its great advice and inspiring ideas.. Kiss

anyways, I was wondering.. im going to decopauge for the first time... a neat little cabinet from the goodwill
anyways... people say to use glue that'll dry clear for putting the images down..
im a rubber cement addict... will that work ok? do u have to be careful what type of primer, glue and sealer u use? so that they are compatible and don't get all bubbly and stuff?

thanks..
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