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« on: March 29, 2004 06:35:37 PM »

Does anyone know how i could decoupage an entire wall.....i don't think mod podge would work...is there something else i could use.
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2004 06:37:33 PM »

would you need to be able to take this stuff down eventually? or would this be a permanent installation?
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2004 07:09:48 PM »

uhh....i'm planning on living there a while but let's say temporary.

what should i do

or at least how could i organize my posters in a cute way instead of just taping them up
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2004 08:20:06 PM »

Well you could frame your posters!

I don't think you can modge podge directly on the wall, if you plan to leave, but maybe you could create (depending on the size of your wall) say 12 pieces of wood, or cardboard cut to the size of 10 by 10, and mod podge on those, and install them on the wall. That way you can take them down, but still get the same look. Or even three or four big long panels..
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2004 12:41:36 AM »

as Lia said, the best way to go is to collage or to mod podge large pieces of whatever ( I have used posterboard cut to the size of the wall) and tack them up to the wall
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2004 08:51:33 AM »

I too would suggest decoupaging plywood or something you can remove easily later. Poster board may curl really bad from the moisture of the adhesives you'd use. But foam core or mat board would probably stand up to the gluing and be lightweight to hang on the wall

If you don't want to use that much Mod Podge, you could try spray adhesive or wallpaper paste. Watered down pvc (white) glue would work also.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2004 01:45:53 PM »

I have a great thing that's called a Crayola Poster Picture Stick, which (imperminently) attaches psoters, etc. to your wall. I've made 2 collages on my wall (framed right on the wall) with this glue stick. Just you have to put on a little sparingly so the picture doesn't rip, but it leaves such a tiny bit of residue that it's worth getting!
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2004 04:44:14 PM »

just paint ur wall oh my friend outlined her body on her wall and painted it so it looks like shes hoding her pics and standing by her mirror sorry i don't have pics!!!any questions???
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2004 10:15:49 AM »

I'm in the middle of decoupaging my closet ceiling. Modge Podge should work for you (It worked for me) I have a medium sized walk-in closet that I use as an art room (I have enough room for a small table, a chair, and a shelf for my stuff. So far the ceiling looks really good. Hopefully I'll finish soon! Smiley
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