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miss_katonic
« on: January 28, 2006 03:10:19 PM »

it was raining and we were bored so my son and I cut up comics and covered our ugly coffee table.  I still need to polyurethane or something to make it waterproof:




It really complements our hideous carpet, no?
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padawan
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006 04:29:36 PM »

that table is so cool!... i'de make myself one but i wouldn't be able to part with my comics
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miss_katonic
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2006 09:40:28 AM »

We take terrible care of our comics.  Most of the ones used for the table were my son's and were already mangled.  It consists of Cartoon Network comic, Simpsons Holloween Special, Bart Simpsons, and Way of thr Rat.  I know someone else whe decoupaged their table with comics and instead of using the actual comic, they scanning in pictures and printed them out.
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padawan
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2006 07:46:15 PM »

thats a good idea about scanning the comics... i may just try that
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Touque
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2006 09:41:56 PM »

Hmmmm....would putting on the finish or whatever possibly make the colors bleed? Or mess it up somehow? I hope not, I wanna do this so bloody bad.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2006 09:55:54 PM »

Heh, you seem like a cool mom Grin (as inferred from your post as well as your avatar Wink). You guys did a good job! I think polyeurthane should work fine.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2006 10:09:22 PM »

that is awesome awesome awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2006 06:22:23 PM »

i'm sorry if i'm really bugging but i must ask a few questions seeing how im a noobie when it comes to this

1. did you use modge podge or what kind of glue?
2. the person who scanned them...do you know if the glue went through the paper or something?
3. what exactly is polyeurothane??
4. did you run into any problems during the process?
5. do you have any tips?

thanx Wink
and again sorry for putting the spotlight on ya
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miss_katonic
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2006 06:47:49 AM »



1. did you use modge podge or what kind of glue?
I just used white craft glue.
2. the person who scanned them...do you know if the glue went through the paper or something?
I used actual comic book pages. I don't know much about my friends table.  She didn't keep it too long.  I'm pretty sure she just printed out scans on high quality paper.  It didn't look like it bled

3. what exactly is polyeurothane?? Some nasty stuff you can find at a hardware store, used to finish wood funiture, only necessary if your table may come into contact with liquids.
4. did you run into any problems during the process? My husband sprayed polyurethane on it before I had time to put a few more layers of glue.  Some of the comics around the edges are peeling up.
5. do you have any tips? Lightly wet the comics before applying the glue. After applying the comics, apply a few more layers of glue (mod podge would actually be better) and if you use comics (or graphic novels), use the kind printed on shiny paper.   

Hope that helps, and if you have any more questions, I'd be happy to answer them.  I will look forward to seeing your project Cool

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prettyburning_
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2006 11:27:26 AM »

cute idea
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