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« on: May 18, 2005 06:28:59 PM »

Ok so hello everyone Smiley
 i have a bit of a brain blockage. im making my boyfriend of 6 months a birthday presant, its kinda like a __ a box idea cept not. I have a rebock shoe box that has a huge english flag on the top (hes english Tongue) and inside is a patch for one of his fav. bands, a tshirt, and hopefull his favourite choc. bar, if i remember this one.  on the outside of the shoe box im putting loads of printed out pictures of things that weve laughed about, inside jokes ext. its going to be kinda a collage on the outside of the pictures. (on of which being a toliet bowl shark, he was afriad of these when he was little  Kiss)
so... i guess heres my questions
a) do you think hell like this?
B) how do i go about appling the pictures to the box. I dont want them to get all wrinkly. I though elmers glue and water or something but then that would make the pictures runny.  Im kinda running outa time and im just stuck for ideas. I dont have really anything fancy, tape glue i dunno what else. If anyone has any suggestions for that would be great  Kiss oh yea  and i also dont want the pictures all hanging out i would prefere if  i could not have flying off corners...
thanks a million
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2005 02:54:39 PM »

Glue the pictures onto the box, then "laminate" it with clear packaging tape.

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2005 03:00:04 PM »

If you want to do the modge podge thing with the pictures I've found that glueing the pictures on first with a gluestick makes them alot less wrinkly.  I think because there is less moisture and wet sloppy glue under the pictures.

« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2005 06:36:06 AM »

I wouldn't use packing tape unless you absolutely have to. You should use Mod Podge to seal it. I've never really had a problem using the MP to glue stuff down, but you can really use whatever kind of glue you want for that. Just definitely seal it with Mod Podge or an equivalent - it's made to seal decoupaged items and collages.

As for if he'll like it, I think you're the only person who can really say that. I think that most people would appreciate it at the very least, for both the gift and the thought put into it, but I can't say that your boyfriend will like it. Sorry!

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