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« 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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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2003 05:50:17 PM »

Thanks for sharing that.  I think it looks great!
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i could so make something out of this....

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2003 09:14:38 AM »

that looks awesome!!!

great job! Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2003 12:04:00 PM »

Love that vintage-y feel!  And I love that you chose an image that went vertically instead of horizonatally--a bold move! Wink

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2003 09:44:07 AM »

how cute. i love vintage-y feeling things and the picture totally give it that. and firehead4 is right,  it is cool that you used a vertical picture instead of a horizontal one/
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2003 01:57:24 PM »

I just had a really good idea over the weekend that I wanted to share with you gals about this kinda thing... A really good place to find images of food and drink for decoupaging is in cookbooks/bartending books. They usually have high quality photos on paper that's thick enough to with stand being glued. I work at Williams Sonoma, and they have some bee-yootiful bartending books, but they are $$$ and you can find much cheaper ones at Target, used bookstores, even garage sales. Happy image hunting!  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007 10:35:46 AM »

cool!!! very retro! Smiley

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