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1  Small Cocktail Tray in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by isadora on: September 08, 2003 05:37:02 PM
This is a very simple project I'm wrapping up tonight!

It's a small cocktail tray.

Pre-made plain wooden tray (I got mine at Jo-Ann Etc. on sale for $6.99)
"Cocktail" Graphic -- or any image you love (I pulled an old beer council advertisement out of a women's magazine from 1949)
Mod Podge
Paint (I chose the color to compliment the picture -- the brick red of the apartment buildings in the background).
Polyeurothane or Acrylic sealer.

Step by Step:
I painted and lightly sanded the tray. I trimmed the graphic so it would fit as perfectly as I could get it on the base of the tray.

Then I mod podged the bottom of the tray. If I were to do this again I would put the mod pidge on the graphic itself to reduce rippling.

I then mod podged my heart out on top of the graphic, waiting 15 minutes between each of the five coats. I *lightly* sanded it (400# wet paper) and then added a layer of acrylic sealer. Currently, I'm polyeuro-ing the whole darn tray, including the graphic:

And that's it!
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2  Re:Glass Picture Marble Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by isadora on: September 03, 2003 08:26:28 PM

I finally got around to making a hair clip. It's all from romance comics. I'm planning to make a second one that is all break-up scenes instead of kissing scenes!
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3  Re:Sketch Book Covered with Record/Album Cover in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by isadora on: September 03, 2003 09:37:21 AM
I'm actually obsessed with old LP art and with making these but I don't cover an existing journal I make one.

I cut the album down and mod podge it to make it glossy/keep it from scuffing further --  I'm still learning to perfect this and would love some advice on what grit sanding to use with mod podge. I use the back cover of the album for the back of the journal.

I then select some acid-free cardstock to create the pages and take it to Kinko's or Staples for binding. They've messed up several of mine so be as specific as possible with the person doing the binding.

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