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« on: January 21, 2008 04:53:00 PM »

I'm working on wall letters for our house, and decoupaging scrapbooking paper on them so I don't have to bust out the paints.  And the project itself is going well, but I don't like the decoupage I'm using.  I have Aleene's Gloss Decoupage, and it just seems to be leaving horrible streaks.

Since this is only the second time I use this brand of decoupage (with the same streaky results), I'm starting to wonder if maybe it's just me that is messing it all up?

I'm using a foam brush, putting it on in thin, even layers, and letting each layer dry for 24 hours.

Help anyone!  The letters are cute, streaks and all, but I would like to perfect this so I can make more of these wall letters for friends and family.

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008 12:11:47 PM »

I am seeing the same thing using a foam brush with Mod Podge (Gloss).  I like the way it looks though, my project turned out so perfect.  I wasn't expecting the streaking though.  Perhaps it is the brush or the amount that you are putting on?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009 06:58:32 AM »

Hey! I've come onto a fairly beat up side table that I'd like to decoupage with pictures of all the shows I've been in for the past 6 years. Its a little graduation present to myself, and I have a few questions!

Foremost, to choose pictures, should I have them printed (like at Wal-Mart), or should I print them on my computer? I'd rather have them printed, since my printer's a little "special", but I don't know if they'd stick with the glossy surface.

Do I need to do anything to the wood before I start, such as sanding?

And, should I use Modge Podge, or something else? I see it seems to be a popular choice.


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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009 12:51:30 PM »

I wouldnt say you would have to sand the piece you are going to be decopauging on.
I have printed out my own images from the computer, but the dark ink seems to run, depend on amount of brush strokes, and amount of Mod used.  But I have no experience with actual photos printed from WalMart or somewhere like that.  (type of paper)  Just know that if the pictures even look professional, they wont let you have them.

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009 08:26:26 PM »

I have not tried using this technique yet but you could try to use the printable fabric. It may reduce the running. Don't really know since I haven't done this yet.
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